Centennial Ave, Elstree
Borehamwood WD6 3SB
Friday 29th March – Vintage Toys and Model Railways – From 2:00pm GMT
Saturday 30th March – Autographs, Movie and Music Memorabilia, Posters and Comics – From 10:00am GMT
Our regular Vintage Toys, Model Railways, Autographs, Movie Memorabilia, Posters and Comics Auction held at the very comfortable Village Hotel – Centennial Park, Centennial Ave, Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3SB
Viewing and Toy Auction on Friday 29th March. Viewing is from 12:30pm and is open throughout the toy auction. Finishing at approximately 5:00pm. The toy auction begins at 2:00pm.
Viewing on Saturday 30th March is open from 8:30 and where possible we keep it open throughout the sale – closing it at approximately 3:00pm.
The Saturday sale starts at 10:00 and should finish at approximately 4:30.
If you have never bid at an auction before then have a read of our handy guide to buying at auction – you’ll soon catch the bug for it!
How do I get to the venue?
The auctions are held in the very comfortable Hub area at The Village Hotel - Centennial Park, Centennial Ave, Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3SB- there is ample free parking and plenty of places to get refreshments including a bar/restaurant and Starbucks on site. We also provide FREE tea/coffee and cold drinks for everyone attending.
How do I buy From the Auction?
There are several ways to buy items
1 Join us live in the auction sale room on sale day. You will be asked to register to bid (this involves filling in a form with your basic contact details and providing us with a form of ID such as Driving Licence) We will then give you a 'paddle'.
NB Don't worry you can't accidentally bid by scratching your nose!
We only accept a raised paddle as a bid.
If you bid live with us in the room - you'll pay the 'hammer price' (what the item sells for, plus a buyer premium (this is 24% +VAT) so for an item who's hammer is £10 - you'll pay £12.40 - for an item which is £100 hammer - you'll pay £124.
2 If you can't be with us on sale day you can place an absentee or commission bid - this is where you fill in a form with the maximum bid you want to place on an item and we bid up to that amount for you. We try and get it as cheaply for you as possible and bid up to your maximum. Absentee or commission bids are treated like live bids in terms of buyer premium (see above)
3 If you want more control over your absentee bidding and are bidding on items with an estimate of £50 or more then we will book a telephone bid for you. We phone you and have you on the end of the phone line during the bidding and you place your bid with us as your go between to the auctioneer. Telephone bids are treated like live bids in terms of buyer premium (see above)
4 If none of the above are an option due to distance or other commitments then you can bid online. We usually use two online bidding platforms the-saleroom.com and invaluable.com Both of these platforms allow you to follow the action online from the comfort of your home and bid using their software. Not quite as exciting as being in the saleroom but a very convenient way of buying at auction. Both of these platforms charge you to buy through them - an extra 3% (+VAT) for Invaluable and an extra 4.95% (+VAT) on the Saleroom.
The table below shows the price an item would cost bought in the various ways.
|Hammer||Room Buyer Pays||Invaluable Buyer Pays||Saleroom.Com Buyer Pays|
The easiest way to calculate what you will pay is:
Room Buyer: Add 24% to the Hammer Price
Invaluable Buyer: Add 27.6% to the Hammer Price
Saleroom.Com Buyer: Add 29.94% to the Hammer Price
5 We accept all major personal debit and credit cards (except American Express) FREE of charge - Business Cards (Debit and Credit) incur a charge of 4%. We also accept cash on the day. Bank transfers are our preferred form of payment for all items paid for and being collected after the event.
Please note we can no longer accept cheques.