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Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale...

Copies of these are available by post or e-mail.  They are also shown with my online & printed catalogues. They include General Conditions as well as specific Conditions of Sale for Sellers & Buyers.  It is advised that all clients read my Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale.
We hold specialist auctions devoted solely to Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Small Valuables... through these dedicated, specialist auctions, we are becoming established as a premier saleroom for the sale of jewellery, silver, watches & small collectables by auction...

Buying at Barbara Kirk Auctions...
Only 15% buyers premium...
Only 15% buyers commission...

Our buyer's premium is 15% of the hammer price plus VAT at 20% a total payable of 18%...

Please note... online buyers pay an extra commision charge of 4.95% plus VAT for their live bidding & 'autobid' services. Their charge will be added to your invoice at cost.

In-house shipping service...

We offer a in-house postal shipping service but only for items acceptable & suitable for Royal Mail & Parcelforce tracked services.

We can recommend other specialist shippers to UK & overseas buyers for purchases we cannot ship.

We charge the postage fee at cost plus a charge for packing, handling & materials.

Our in-house service is not available for purchases unsuitable for posting due to fragility, size or weight.

We also cannot offer shipping for large multiple purchases, very high value items or glazed pictures.

Online catalogues...

Fully illustrated catalogues are available online from 10 days before the auction. 

Live bidding online...

Live online bidding is available for all our auctions through

Free commission bidding...

We offer a free (autobid) commission bidding service with a proven guarantee to buy as cheaply as possible subject to reserves or other bids.
Free telephone bidding is available at our discretion & is subject to lot estimate, number of lines available & for overseas bidders, their place of residence. 

Important information for online bidders

Always obtain a condition report & ensure you have all the information you require before bidding as buying online through constitutes a contract to pay for the purchase.

Detailed reports can be requested by telephone or email & further images can be supplied free of charge.

Always ensure you are satisfied with any condition report & the catalogue description before bidding.

All information supplied is offered is for guidance only. Measurements & weights in catalogues & condition reports are approximate & images must not be relied on for estimating size, colour or condition.

All items are purchased under our Conditions of Sale & Terms of Business for Buyers shown with our online & printed catalogues. E&OE.

Online buyers pay commision charge of 4.95% plus VAT for their service. Their charge will be added to your invoice at cost.

All our auctions are live online... with fully illustrated online catalogues...
free commission (autobid) bidding service... in-house shipping service...
Payment for purchases...

Payment strictly within 5 days of the auction by cash, UK debit card or bank transfer.

Credit card payments only accepted for purchases under 250.  It is not possible to collect payment from the credit card registered with for security purposes.

Direct bank transfer will be required for high value purchases. Bank transfers from non-UK bank accounts will incure a 8 bank handling fee.

No purchase will be released before payment or clearance of payment.