Message sponsored by Richard Edmonds Auctions Ltd.
We hope this email finds you well. With our next Petroliana sale being a few months off we thought it might interest some of you to learn that Chippenham Auction Rooms (our sister company) has a sale including Petroliana on Saturday 17th July.
This is a two day sale with an extensive private collection of science fiction and TV related toys, two private collections of vinyl records, pop memorabilia, stamps, coins, postcards etc. being sold on Thursday 15th July and then 400+ lots of enamel signs, shop display pieces, petroliana and motoring ephemera and other early advertising being sold on Saturday 17th July.
When we set these dates we imagined we'd be post 'hug day', however, that has been postponed so once again we find ourselves setting out the Covid-secure plans. As desperate as we all are to return to bidding 'in-the-room', we're mindful of the risks still there and have sought advice.
We are able to confirm that we can offer in-the-room bidding but this is limited. To invite a select number of customers would of course be an impossible quest for us. We will not make our sales exclusive and so here is our offering: there are to be no reserved seats, it will not be a first come first served on the day either.
What we suggest is a fair turn-around and so we can have a set number of people in the room. This will work fairly if customers come in for the lots they are interested in and exit temporarily afterwards. The saleroom shutter will be open and we will take bids from outside in the carpark with a porter mediating when necessary.
To be fair to all, no-one will be able to reside in the saleroom for the duration of the sale regardless of the number of lots that hold interest unless the number attending is below the number we can accommodate. The situation is far from ideal but we ask you to be patient with us and fellow bidders, this is a trial for us all and will only work if we're all mindful of one-another.
We desperately want this to work and will do our utmost to smooth the process for you and we are of course pleased we can return to seeing our bidders and offering the opportunity to view the lots in person. To manage numbers we ask please that you email or call the office to notify us of your intent to attend. Please supply your name and contact number. If numbers are looking to get out of hand we'll need to limit numbers but we're not anticipating that at this stage.
If you are able to view before the day then we advise that you do, as with the limited numbers able to view at one time, viewing may be difficult especially for Saturday's viewers.
Viewing: Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 8.30am-5pm, Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday from 8.30am, Sales starting at 9.30am.
In addition to in the room bidding, bids can be left with us, live bidding over the telephone available as well as through the-saleroom.com
Refreshments will be available.
From the team at Richard Edmonds Auctions Ltd (REAL)