As of Friday, 20th March 2020

While adhering to the current government advice regarding Covid 19, Capes Dunn is continuing to offer its current calendar of auctions and will be open for viewing on sale days and payment and collections, but has suspended valuation days until further notice.

We assume that any clients who attend the premises are aware of the current government advice and will act accordingly.

We appreciate that in the current climate many customers may not want to visit our premises and therefore we would like to ensure that clients who would like to participate in our auctions are aware of all the options available to them:


General, Monday Auctions (18%+VAT buyer’s premium)

Viewing is held on the Friday prior from 2.30 - 4.30pm
and on the sale day from 9.30am.

Specialist, Tuesday Auctions (20%+VAT)

Viewing is
held on the Monday prior from 10am - 4pm and on the sale day from 9.30am.

All lots are illustrated on our website and additional photos of all lots can be made available and can be accessed through our ‘Live Bidding and Catalogues’ tab.

Condition reports

Can be requested on-line through our website, via email or via telephone on any lots in our specialist, Tuesday, auctions. Please note, we do not offer condition reports in lots in our General, Monday, auctions.

Live internet bidding (fees apply)

This is offered via and, both links are available through our website.

Commission bidding

State your maximum bid is £s sterling and Capes Dunn will bid on your behalf. Please note: commission bids will only be actioned if we receive your name, address, telephone number(s) and email address (if available) and must be placed before 10 am on the day of sale.

Telephone bidding

We have a limited number of telephone lines available, which are offered on a first come first serve basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment and must be placed before 10 am on the day of sale.

Payment (must be made within 48 hours of the completion of the sale)

We accept payment by:

Cash - Due to money laundering regulations, we are unable to accept payment of more than £5,000 in cash for an individual lot.

Debit Card- From a UK account. Payment is accepted in-person by card holder, or maximum of £500 if payment made over the telephone. Any payment made by direct debit over the telephone must be made by a card registered in the name and address details on the invoice. Only one telephone payment is accepted per invoice.


Bank Transfer- Details on invoice.

Bankers Draft- Email for details.