Buy at Roseberys

Roseberys is based in the heart of the art market in London and offers over 30 dedicated specialist auctions a year.

We have a team of specialists in a wide range of areas from jewellery and watches, to Islamic & Indian arts, Modern Prints to Old Master paintings; whatever your interest Roseberys are pleased to provide you with the expert knowledge and guidance that is needed to assist you. We are delighted to offer a global service so that you can bid and buy with ease from wherever you are in the world.

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Auction Dates

You can find all our auction dates online in our Auction Calendar or on the department pages, or you can register to receive email notifications when our catalogues are live on our website and ready to browse.

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Descriptions

All catalogue descriptions are listed and fully illustrated on our website. The condition of items is not stated in the catalogue description, but is included in the online description where available. Buyers can request condition reports for any item offered at auction but, are encouraged to view lots in person prior to bidding to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description and condition of lots.


Searching for Items

All our catalogues are fully searchable by keyword. If you are looking for a particular item you can register to receive keyword alerts when an item matching your keyword is uploaded to our website. Simply login to your account on our website and visit the My Alerts section of your account space. When your keyword is matched you will receive an email with a link to the appropriate lot.

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Catalogues

Fully illustrated catalogues are available to browse from the Catalogues section of our website. You can also sign up to receive our e-catalogues for the sales you are interested in.

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Viewing

Viewing times are displayed on our website in both the Auction Calendar and individual auction catalogue pages. If you are unsure of our viewing times for any of our auctions please contact us at:

clientservices@roseberys.co.uk Phone Number+44 (0) 20 8761 2522

Fees & Charges

Buyer's Premium

Please note a buyer’s premium is applied to all lots bought at auction. The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

Artists Resale Rights (ARR)

This was introduced by a European Directive in 2006 to ensure that artists receive a royalty when their work is resold by an auction house or gallery. This Right applies to living artists and to those who have died within the last 70 years who are from applicable countries. This royalty is paid by the purchaser on top of the hammer price if the sale price reaches or exceeds 1000 pounds.

The amount payable is on a sliding scale e.g. up to 50,000 pounds, the royalty rate is 4% of the sale price. The maximum royalty a work can earn is capped at 12,500 pounds.

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Online Bidding Fees


There is no additional charge to bid live online through Roseberys website. 

If you are bidding through a third party platform there is an additional surcharge. The-saleroom.com and Invaluable have an additional 5% + VAT surcharge. For other platforms please check the terms and conditions as you register to bid. 

VAT Charged on the Hammer Price


On some lots there is a note to say (VAT Charged on the Hammer Price), in this instance there is VAT charged on both the hammer price and the buyers premium. This is normally because
the seller is a VAT registered company.

How to Register

How to Register

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First Time Bidders

New buyers are asked to register before bidding. You can do this through our website by clicking the Register/Login button at the top of any page.

In order to comply with our Know Your Client checks we require a form of ID and proof of address in order to complete the registration process. These can be uploaded through our secure platform. You may also be asked to leave a refundable deposit on the first time that you bid.

Once we review your information we will approve your account and you can register to bid at the auction of your choice. Once you have been approved you can register immediately and further approval is not required.

To read more about registering to bid online view our comprehensive guide here.

Unfortunately, Roseberys cannot accept bids from unregistered buyers so please ensure you register with us in plenty of time before the auction.

How to Bid

In Person

You can bid in any of our auctions in person at our saleroom. Our front of house staff will issue you with a paddle which clearly displays your bidding number and when you want to bid you raise it in the air for the auctioneer to see.

Online Bidding

You can follow all our auctions live online and bid via the internet on your computer, tablet or mobile using RoseberysLive, our secure in-house bidding platform.

The first time you use the website you will need to register. Once your account has been created you can login and register to bid in any of our live auctions.

There is no surcharge for bidding on RoseberysLive. Read the complete guide on how to bid using RoseberysLive.

Telephone Bidding

A limited number of phone lines for lots in the auction are available for bidders subject to a minimum threshold. A member of staff will telephone you during the auction and bid live on your behalf. You are able to book a phone line through the website by selecting Bid Now on the lot listing. Alternatively, to speak to our client services team about booking a telephone line please contact us at:

Absentee Bidding

If you are unable to attend the auction you can submit a confidential absentee bid indicating the maximum amount you would be prepared to bid.

Our auctioneer will bid on your behalf and we will always try to secure the item for you at the lowest price within your bidding limit.

You can send your absentee bids to us by email at:


All absentee bids must be received by Roseberys at least one hour before the start of the auction, and please be advised that you will need to register to bid with Roseberys prior to leaving your bid.

Clients are also able to leave an absentee bid via our website on individual lot pages, this can be done before or during the auction. These bids are actioned on your behalf by the RoseberysLive software, and are not visible to the auctioneer. The first time you use the website you will need to register. Once your account has been created you can login and register to bid in any of our live auctions. There is no surcharge for bidding on RoseberysLive or leaving bids through the website.

After the Auction

At the end of the auction you will receive an email with a link to your invoice, or it will be sent to you by post if you have not provided an email address. If you would like confirmation before the invoices are issued that your bids were successful you can either email or can telephone our client services department and a member of our team will be able to advise you.

Payment

Payment is required on all lots within five days of the auction. Your invoice total is calculated on the hammer price plus buyer’s premium with a premium of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate. VAT is only applicable to the buyer’s premium and not the hammer price, unless indicated on the lot using the term (VAT applicable on the hammer price). We do not accept cash although payment of your invoice can be made in any of the following ways:
    • UK & International Debit & Credit card: Switch, Delta, Visa (up to a maximum of £10,000 online or £1,000 over the phone, to make a larger payment please visit the auction house in person or make a bank transfer)
    • Online via the link on your invoice for payments up to a maximum of £10,000
    • Bank transfer: payment is accepted via bank transfer to the following account (International bank transfers are subject to a £25 administration fee.):
    • Natwest Bank plc, Bloomsbury Parr’s branch, Sort Code 60-30-06, Account number 36952613, Swift code NWBKGB2L, IBAN GB80NWBK60300636952613.

Collection, Delivery & Storage

For full information please read our Guide to Collection, Delivery & Storage Information

We are open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm for collections, to enable us to assist you as quickly as possible please book a collection appointment, if you do not you may have to wait for us to be able to arrange your items.

Unfortunately, if payment has not been received we will not be able to release your items. We ask that all lots are collected within five days of the auction. Should this not be possible we ask that you please contact us to discuss and we would be happy to try and assist you.

All uncollected lots are subject to storage charges of £5 per day per lot plus VAT plus an additional transfer charge of £10 plus vat per lot should the items be moved to our offsite storage warehouse.

Should you have any questions or to make an appointment to collect please contact our client services team.

Delivery

London and the South East


Capital Fine Art Carriers


Charles Bishop
+44 (0) 7957 209 523

Bernard Thornton
Bernard Thornton
+44 (0) 7970 118 762

Nationwide


Middletons Fine Art Logistics


Andrew Middleton : +44 (0) 20 7459 4382
www.middletonslogistics.com
(Late night and Weekend delivery service available)

International


Mail Boxes Etc Croydon


Mail Boxes Etc Croydon +44 (0)20 8649 9777
info@mbecroydon.co.uk
mbe.co.uk

Specialist Packing


Pack and Send

Pack and Send
+44 (0) 20 3818 1980
croydon@packsend.co.uk
packsend.co.uk

Contact us about your delivery

In order to release to a third party carrier you must inform Roseberys in writing of the lot number and carrier name. If you require any assistance selecting a suitable carrier our front of house team will be happy to help you.


If you intend to collect your items from Roseberys, our opening hours for collections are 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and selected weekend days by appointment only.

We are not able to provide clients with packing materials, and all successful purchasers are asked to bring materials with them to ensure items are protected whilst in transit.

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Contact us about your delivery

In order to release to a third party carrier you must inform Roseberys in writing of the lot number and carrier name. If you require any assistance selecting a suitable carrier our front of house team will be happy to help you.


If you intend to collect your items from Roseberys, our opening hours for collections are 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and selected weekend days by appointment only.

We are not able to provide clients with packing materials, and all successful purchasers are asked to bring materials with them to ensure items are protected whilst in transit.

Terms & Conditions

For more information about buying through Roseberys please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.


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Bank Transfers

Payment is accepted via bank transfer to the following account (International bank transfers are subject to a £25 administration fee.):



Natwest Bank plc,Bloomsbury Parr’s branch
Sort Code 60-30-06
Account number 36952613
Swift code NWBKGB2L, IBAN GB80NWBK60300636952613.

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