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An auction is usually held fortnightly at the Market Harborough sale rooms. A location map is available from our saleroom and at

Market Harborough The Mill, Great Bowden Rd, Market Harborough LE16 7DE
Antiques and Collectors, Fine Arts,
Antiques and other specialist auctions.

Other Locations Country House & Specialist.

Location details are advertised with sale details.

Auction Calendar
An auction sale is usually held on Tuesdays at The Mill, Market Harborough. For details of sale dates, sale type, location, viewing times and catalogue availability visit one of the salerooms for listings or check Sale dates and details are rarely changed once set but it is always advisable to check closer to the date of a sale to ensure no changes have been made. 

Sale Listings and Catalogues
For regular sales, lists are available from the Saturday morning preceding each sale. Printed lists can be purchased from the salerooms. Fully illustrated lists are available at Catalogues are produced for special sales including Fine Arts. These are available 2 weeks before the sale both in printed form and online.  

Viewing days prior to the auction provide prospective buyers with the opportunity to examine lots prior to purchase. Viewing times are advertised along with the auction details and are usually held the Saturday before the sale (9am-12noon), Monday (9am-4pm) and for a short time on the morning of the auction. Extended viewing is available for Specialist and Fine Art sales.

Condition Reports
Prospective buyers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of a lot prior to purchase. If you cannot attend the saleroom on viewing days, or appoint your own expert to examine a lot, you can request a condition report from us. You can do this by emailing Requests for condition reports must be received at least 24 hours before the auction begins.

Buying / Bidding

Registering as a Buyer
Buyers must register at the reception desk prior to bidding in the sale room. New buyers will be asked for proof of identity and their address in order to complete their registration:  either a valid Driving Licence or Passport and a Utility Bill or Bank Statement. 

To register to bid live online visit and follow the instructions to register.

Buyers Premium
Please remember that all lots are subject to the buyers premium of 15% +VAT which will be added on to the hammer price.

Bidding at the saleroom
Upon registration you will be handed a numbered paddle and you can enter the saleroom to bid. During the sale the auctioneer will scan the room for new bids on each lot whilst advising the current bid. To let the auctioneer know you wish to raise the current bid you can get his attention by raising your paddle. If your final bid wins the lot the auctioneer will need to make a note of your paddle number so that you can proceed to payment and collection of your lot(s).

Bidding Online
To assist buyers who have found it impossible to attend an auction Gildings offer live online bidding on many sales via Once registered under their Terms and Conditions you can join in the bidding from your internet connected computer against the room, absentee bids and other internet users. A description and image of each lot is shown along with the current bid and you can choose to listen to the auctioneer if you wish. Successful online purchases are subject to an additional fee of 3% + VAT. 

Absentee Bidding
Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction, they can, if completely satisfied with the condition of a particular lot, leave written instruction for the auctioneer to bid on their behalf by providing a maximum bid. Bids will be executed as cheaply as permitted by other bids or reserves. Absentee bids must be received at least 24 hours before the auction begins.

Telephone Bidding
Under special circumstances and at the auctioneers absolute discretion a request to bid by telephone may be booked on the understanding that the opening bid will be no less than £200. To request a telephone bid please contact the saleroom at least 24 hours before the auction begins.


Payment To:
Gilding`s Ltd   Our Bankers: Lloyds Banks plc  The Square   Market Harborough   Leicestershire.   Account number. 00655328    Sorting Code No. 30-95-47.
If you anticipate spending in excess of £3,000, please contact the office prior to sale. Payment by cheque by prior arrangement only. Debit and credit cards accepted from the United Kingdom. There will be a 3% + VAT surcharge on credit card payments. Please note we do not accept American Express. Overseas Buyers must pay by electronic transfer.

Collecting Purchases
Following payment lots can be collected from the collection point. Preferably on sale day.

Contingency Storage
In the event that collection can not be made on the day of sale or within 14 days goods will be stored by Gilding’s. A charge for this service is made of £2 per lot per week for small lots and £10 per lot per week for furniture lots plus VAT or with the Auctioneers discretion.

Packing and Shipping
Please note that we do not pack or ship items. The following suggested carriers will be able to arrange packing and shipping; please contact them directly to receive a quote. You may wish to contact an alternative courier.

Please inform us of any third party collecting on your behalf. Goods shall not be released without prior notification.

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40 Great Bowden Rd, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7DF
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