How to Buy

To be able to bid in any of our auctions you must first register with Minster Auctions. Bidding at Minster Auctions can be done in the following ways;

On-line bidding

Commission/written bids

Bid by telephone – Bidding by phone is available on lots subject to availability of telephone lines, these to be booked by 4.00pm on day prior to auction.

Buyer’s Charges

Buyers will be charged a buyer’s premium of 20% on the hammer price of each lot.

Purchased lots that have not been collected seven working days after the auction will be subject to a £5 per lot per day storage charge.

All the above charges are subject to VAT at the current rate (books and unframed maps are exempt).

Next Auction

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Spring Fine Art Sale

Auction date: 10/03/2021

The catalogue is now available via the link below. Due to Covid19 Guidelines we will not be able to allow viewing however we shall endeavour to provide additional photos and condition reports upon request. Please note regarding Jewellery and Coloured Stones It should be noted that gemstones are often treated to improve their appearance. Heating, for instance, can intensify the colour or transparency of sapphires and rubies, whilst oiling can improve the clarity of emeralds. The international jewellery trade generally accepts these methods. Once heated, the colour enhancement is permanent, though there may be some effect on the durability of the gemstone in question. Once a gemstone has been oiled, the process may need to be repeated in the future to maintain the clarity.