Postage & Packing


We understand that it’s not always possible to be at the sale or collect your winning lots in person so we are happy offer a packaging and postal service. Please contact us for a quote. We are not professional packers or shippers but are now very experienced. We will do our best to ensure that your parcel is packed in a way to ensure the item is safe for its journey. Please contact us so we can advise if the lot is suitable for sending on. If we cannot post the lot to you due to size or weight, you are welcome to arrange collection by another carrier. A list of our recommended carriers is detailed at the bottom of this page.

If you were bidding via, due to increased security measures, we will only despatch parcels to the registered cardholder’s address. Any requests for parcels to be sent to an alternative address are at the discretion of the auctioneer.

All small packages and “jiffy bags” sent within the UK mainland are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery and can be insured up to £500.

ALL BOXES within the UK mainland are sent via Parcelforce 48, TNT,  DHL or Fed-Ex. We remind customers that ITEMS CANNOT BE INSURED due to the nature of our lots and the carriers’ terms and conditions.

Items are normally sent within seven days of payment but we are unable to guarantee delivery times.

For items being sent outside the UK mainland (including Ireland and the rest of Europe), we will send packages using Parcelforce Worldwide, TNT, DHL or Fed-Ex but most items that we sell (due to their antique nature) cannot be insured using this service and the costs of these services will be priced on size and weight of the parcel. For a quotation, please send the full postal address to

Prices will include packaging costs and postage, both excluding VAT at 20%.

Further postal options:

Small, medium and large parcels with added insurance.

Pack & Send (UK & International)
Tel: +44 (0)1865 260 610

Recommended Carriers:

Oxfordshire and further afield including weekly runs M40 corridor and London.  Also monthly to the North of England. Holmes & Holmes: 01869 337777 (24hrs).

Holmes & Holmes carriers will be happy to quote for all areas including Europe if required and also offer containerised storage. Email: * Website:

Please read our full Terms and Conditions, available online or via email or post.

Recommended Restorers:

Heirloom Antique Restoration (furniture): please contact Lawrence Mitchell on 07800 794153 or email * or visit his website

Lorraine Kelly (chair caning): 01295 252230 or email *

Mark Groethe (furniture): 07976 040238 or email * or visit his website

*Please Note:

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