Buying at Whittaker and Biggs


Internet Bidding

Currently, our auctions are online only with these attracting worldwide bidding. With live streaming video and audio being provided the auction can be experienced 'as it happens' both from the comfort of your own home or via your smartphone from anywhere across the globe (as long as you have a good internet connection.


Commission Bid

You are welcome to leave a bid with us and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf.


Telephone Bids

We offer telephone bidding on any lot that's valued at £50.00 or above.


Before placing a bid

We offer condition reports on all lots in our auction and recommend requesting a condition report before bidding. Please remember it is the buyers responsibility to satisfy themselves with the condition of the lot. Further images can be provided upon request. 



Buyers need to register before bidding. Currently under Covid-19 restrictions this can be done through or alternatively contacting our office on 01260 279858.


Buyers Premium

A buyers premium of 21.60% (including VAT) is payable in addition to the hammer price. For example if the bid price is £100, it will cost you £121.60 (this includes buyers premium and VAT).



We no longer accept cash or cheque payments, we only accept all major credit/debit cards, (except American Express) or bank transfers. 



All items must be paid for and collected by 5PM on the Tuesday following the auction, after which the Buyers premium is increased to 20% plus VAT and storage charges will also be applied.

Whittaker & Biggs can offer a local delivery service.  For further information please contact us.


Postage and Packaging

All Saturday items up to the value of £1000 and up to 10KG in weight (excluding glass and ceramics) will be sent fully insured via DPD the week following the auction and once collected from us will arrive next day before 12pm. Costing £15.00 plus VAT.

Please note, rates for parcels going to Scotland, the Channel Islands and Ireland will vary slightly and will be sent on a 2 day service, not next day. 

For items exceeding the value of £1000 or 10KG or for items being shipped abroad, please enquire for a more accurate quote via the shipping option on your invoice. For any further enquiries contact us via or 01260279858.

For any other items, we can provide a list of our trusted couriers who are able to post and pack for you.