Buying at Golding Young & Mawer

When attending a sale it is helpful to have the following information with you:

  • A print out of the catalogue
  • Proof of ID and address
  • Ability to make your payment

During the viewing visit our Pay Office to register for a bidder number paddle. 

Here are a few tips when bidding:

  • check our Terms & Conditions of Sale BEFORE you bid
  • use your paddle or card to get the auctioneer's attention
  • join the bidding early to confirm your interest
  • bid quickly, and clearly
  • it is your responbility to communicate the bid, not the auctioneer's to predict it 

And, the myth dispelled:

  • late bidding means you may get it cheaper - No, it makes you miss lots

With this advice, auction is a fun, rewarding and highly enjoyable way to buy.

                               absentee bid

You can leave a commission bid on any future lot here on our website.

You'll find bidding links on lot pages and in lot listings for future sales.

To accept your commission bid we need contact details for you, and you need to be logged in to the website to leave a commission bid, so please start by registering with us here.

                                 tele bids

Telephone bids can be accepted for lots on which you will start the bidding at a minimum of £500, even if the estimate is lower.  

Fax or email requests need to be received by 4pm the day prior to the sale, otherwise a Commission Bid will have to be taken.

If this is not possible you still have the option of internet bidding.

                                    internet bid

You really can be here, without being here. You can either bid in real time with the auctioneer or just watch and listen to the sale live.

It is a simple process;

For Bourne Auctions register here

For Grantham Auctions register here

For Lincoln Auctions register here

For Commercial Sales register here

If you have bought at real auctions in the past you will find this an easy alternative method to use for bidding.

If you are new to real auctions, but have had experience of internet auction sites you need to be aware that the protocol and terminology is different.

It is important to remember that this is not an internet auction. It is a real auction that happens to be live webcast so that you may choose to use the internet to bid online.

Here are a few tips when buying:

  • check our Shipping page BEFORE you bid
  • check our Terms & Conditions of Sale BEFORE you bid
  • check your broadband for speed and continuity
  • hold the mouse over the 'Bid' button to show you may be interested in the lot
  • join the bidding early to confirm your interest
  • bid quickly, there is a small time delay
  • the auctioneer cannot see the expression on your face, a blank screen is taken as NO

And a few myths dispelled:

  • late bidding means you may get it cheaper - No, it makes you miss lots
  • no goods are sold as new - There is no guarantee
  • Distance Selling Regulations apply - No, you have the opportunity to view pre-sale even if you choose not to
  • we cannot just 'pop it in an envelope'

Postage & Packing is not provided in-house. 

The following specialist providers offer bespoke and considerably more cost-effective shipping solutions than we could ever achieve for you.

Whilst they all have an excellent track record of service to our clients, they still remain your agent, not ours.

Remember you only have a 21-day period from the DATE of SALE to complain about a lot, NOT the date of receipt.

Please be organised and ensure you receive it in that time-frame.

MBE - Mailboxes, Etc.
Auction Collection & Delivery Service
Alban Shipping
Your Shipper

specialist auction shipping

A collection service is made by MBE Leeds usually 8 days following the Collective Sales at Bourne, Grantham & Lincoln.

T: +44 (0) 1132 428715

F: +44 (0) 1132 429176


Minimum consignment fees will apply (£25 in 2016). Other MBE franchises we are pleased to suggest are Sheffield for Lincoln & Nottingham for Grantham.

Alford,  Lincs

T: 07951 779447 or 07487 554881


Alban Shipping

T: 01582 493099


AlbanShipping logo

Alban Shipping offer collections and deliveries throughout the UK on their weekly Round Britain own van service. Alban Shipping offer professional packing, shipping worldwide via all modes of services, with comprehensive insurance. For more information visit, or contact our sales team on 01582 493099 or by email on

Your shipper or courier is most welcome providing that they will undertake and be responsible for all packaging and filling in any Waybill or Forms.

(Please note that UPS do not provide this service.)

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