Bidding works in the Railwayana Sales Auction
This runs from 9.0am
on Monday February 27th - 6.0pm on Saturday March 4th. You can place a bid
at any time during this session and can increase this bid at any
point until bidding on the Auction ends for new bidders on
Saturday 1st October at 6.0pm. Bidding is paused at this point.
At 7.30pm on Saturday all
prices will be updated on the website so that you can check the
position of Lots that you have bid on. If there have been no bids
then these Lots will be marked "Result
that item has finished. If there
was only one bidder the Lot will be marked "Result
with the Price that it was Sold at (if the reserve has been met) - if no price
is shown "Result
£" then there was only one bidder but the reserve has
not been met and we will contact this bidder to see if we can agree a price
with the Vendor. If there was more than one bidder
then the Lot remains open for
Bids on Sunday. This will be marked "Latest
with the Current leading Price.
We hope that most bidding will have
been completed by 6.0pm on Saturday and we encourage bidders to have
bid their maximum by this time. However to stop someone being
outbid in the final moments we have given existing bidders only the
chance to have two further bids if required after a night to think it
FINAL DAY Bids
This option is only available to bidders who have placed at least
one bid on lots during the preceding six days and only on Lots that
you have already bid on.
NO NEW BIDDERS ON SUNDAY 2nd.
This starts at
10.0am on Sunday March 5th and runs until 12.0 noon. Bidding stops
until 1.30pm while the site is fully updated with any bids received
during this period. YOU MAY PLACE ONE INCREASED BID ON A LOT DURING THIS
PERIOD. The site will not be updated during this bidding period.
If no bids are received on a Lot during
Bidding Session 2 then the Lot will close and the result will be
£xx". If you are not the
leading Bidder and do not bid you may lose the ability to Bid in
If any bids are received during this
period (an increase of upper limit by the leading bidder does not
count as a new Bid)
then the Updated price will be shown at 1.30pm "Latest
£xx" and the Lot will
open for Session 3.
This starts at
1.30pm on Sunday March 5th and runs until 2.30pm when the Auction
finishes. YOU MAY PLACE ONE INCREASED BID ON A LOT DURING THIS PERIOD. The
site will not be updated during this period. Final results will be available at
Throughout the Auction the website will be updated manually so
your bid will not be shown instantly when you place your bid -
however you will receive an immediate email notification to confirm
that you bid has been received. The site will be regularly updated
of the Auction. The
2023 will only be for existing bidders on each lot using
Bids system. Once you have placed a bid on a Lot (before 6.0pm
March 4th) you are
guaranteed to be able to Bid on the
March 5th 2023 - on that Lot. We have introduced this to
prevent new bidders bidding in the final few seconds preventing other
clients (often after having bid all week), having time to
consider whether to
Invoices will be
emailed out on by Tuesday
March 7th with payment to be made via Cheque or
preferred option Bank Transfer - full details
will be on the Invoice.
We prefer all
bids to be placed via the internet but we can accept phone bids
between 12.00 and 4.00pm throughout
of the Auction and at any point during
Sessions 2 & 3. Any questions
regarding the Lots or about how the Bidding system works can also be made by phone. Our numbers are 01306
502044 or 07973 409235. Please Phone us early in the Auction if you
have any questions regarding how the bidding works or with reference
to any particular Lot.
4. Bidding by
Bids can be placed 24 hours a day by using the bidding form that is
available with the lot description for each item in the catalogue on
our web site.
Please note that all bids will be acknowledged immediately to
confirm receipt - please check that there are no errors
(There is no
need to contact us unless there is an error). All bids
must be at or above the starting price. Please note that the
starting price is not the reserve price for the lot. If your bid is
exactly the same as another bid received on that item the first of the two equal bids
the one that is accepted and (in this case only) you will be informed by email that you are
losing in an equal bid situation). """NEW"""
If two equal top bids are
received in Session 3 then the two bidders will be offered the
chance to make one further bid if they wish to at the end of the
auction. All bids are treated on an up to basis and
will be taken at one bidding increment above the leading bid (or at the reserve price if it is higher) and we
will then bid on your behalf if other bids are received up to the
top of your bid. The final results
for all lots
will be on the site at 5.0pm on Sunday
March 5th 2023.
5. Bidding times
Bids can be placed 24 hours a
6. Bidding Units
£5 - £100
£500 - £1000
At the end of the description
of each Lot a Minimum Bid is given. Bids will only be accepted at or
this price. If bids do not match the bidding increments they will be
increased to the next increment above on your behalf. The minimum bid
the reserve price and should not be taken as a guide as
to the likely selling price. If no bids are received then the
item may be offered again in the next Auction.
Unsold items will only be available after the Sale ends to the top
bidder on each Lot that has received Bids.
Successful bidders will be emailed an Invoice
March 7th. If the item has a Postal Delivery Option this cost will be
included on the Invoice. If you wish to collect in person there is
no charge for this so you do not need to pay the Postal cost that
is added to the Invoice. If you require any other delivery method please
once you have
received your Invoice & BEFORE YOU PAY.
You must contact us by
email or phone if you wish to collect in person.
Kidlington will not be available until two weeks after the Auction
ends as all the items are currently in Dorking. We will contact you
once the items are there - please do not contact us once you have
informed us of this choice.
PLEASE CALL re the Auction Results between 10.0am and 5.0pm
on 07973 409235 or 01306 502044. Please do not call before you have
received your Invoice. E mail enquiries are preferred to
Delivery Choices are:-
Sent by Royal Mail Signed For service
at the price shown on the Lot details.
Parcelforce 48hr at the price shown
on the Lot details.
Sent by Special Delivery (You must ring or email for a quotation
when you have received your Invoice).
Sent by a Carrier
arranged by you with you paying them directly.
person from Dorking in Surrey or Kidlington near Oxford.
Final Results for all
Lots will be posted on the Website at 5.0pm on Sunday
March 5th 2023.
9. Condition of Lots
As most of the lots will be unseen by bidders
we produce a good quality image but can produce more pictures and
details if you contact us early in the Auction. We offer a full
refund if you
feel unhappy with any Lot purchased.
Please note this only applies to items collected or posted by
at the latest.
All successful bidders will be sent an Invoice by email this
will include the Postal Charge if available as a delivery option.
A Buyers Premium of 15% will be added to the hammer price.
Payment can be made by cheque or Bank Transfer (preferred). Please do not bid
unless you want the item and are prepared to pay for it if you win.
When making your payment please remove the amount for the
postage option if you are collecting in person. Please pay promptly.