• 01822 616992
  • info@drakesauctions.co.uk

Our normal opening hours are: (this is not the same as when we are accepting goods)

  • Monday-Thursday: 9.30am-4pm
  • Saturday: 9am-12pm

Our times for accepting goods are:

  • Tuesday-Thursday directly after an auction (see below for more details), 9.30am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12pm. Then the following Monday-Tuesday 9.30am-4pm. Final entries on the Tuesday before auction.

Viewing to be held Saturday 9am-12pm and Sunday 12-4pm directly preceding auction.

Mar
9
Mon
9th March Garden, Tools, Machinery & General Auction @ Drake's Auctions
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Viewing Days:

  • Saturday 22nd Feb 9am-12pm
  • Sunday 23rd Feb 12-4pm
  • From 9am on Monday. Auction starts 10am.

Catalogues:

Mar
23
Mon
23rd March Jewellery, Silverware, Coins & Interiors @ Drake's Auctions
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Viewing Days:

  • Saturday 21st March 9am-12pm
  • Sunday 22nd March 12-4pm
  • From 9am on Monday. Auction starts 10am.

Catalogues:

Special information in light of COVID-19

  • We are only accepting bids by phone, email, online or absentee bids. We are closing the auction house at 9.50am on sale day, and no room bids will be allowed and all customers will have to leave. We are limiting customer numbers to no more than 8 for pre-sale viewing. We ask those who are viewing to limit their time to under 10 minutes.
  • If you do decide to visit us please make use of the provided antibacterial gel pump & wipes provided by the front door. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, or think you have been in contact with anyone who does, we kindly ask that you refrain from visiting us.
  • We will not be allowing customers to handle items of jewellery, silverware & collectables from the cabinets. This is for obvious reasons. A member of staff has special instructions to show items up close if required. We ask that customers make use of the images in the catalogue where possible.
  • We have added many additional images, dimensions etc. to our catalogue. Please make use of the condition report, or email us if you would like more information on any items
  • We will likely be assigning collection days by bidder number. I.e. If your bidding number starts with the numbers 1 through 3, your collection day will be on Tuesday. This is to try and space out our usual busy times. More information will be included after sale. We will be extending our usual collection time for this.
  • We are currently at the mercy of this pandemic, and the Government. If we are unable to hold a live sale, we will switch to a timed online only sale (this works much like eBay).
  • We are strongly recommending people bid online where at all possible, or make use of telephone bidding or absentee bids.
  • We will be doing all we can to arrange at cost delivery to those who cannot attend for health reasons, or have been told to isolate.
  • Those who do not intend to bid, we hope you will watch us online anyway!

These are truly stressful times for everyone, and although the items we sell may not be essentials (depending on your disposition!) we appreciate all those who will be supporting us over these next testing months. We are proud of the auction house we have built here, the staff who represent us and the reputation we have worked so hard to build, and are determined to see these tough times through. We wish the best of health to everyone, from all of us at Drake’s Auctions, and look forwards to seeing all of you in better times.

Apr
6
Mon
6th April Garden, Tools, Machinery & General Auction *NOW CANCELLED* @ Drake's Auctions
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • UPDATED 23rd March 8.40pm: ALL FUTURE AUCTIONS CURRENTLY CANCELLED. WE ARE CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, AS PER JUST RELEASED GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

  • This means we are not on the premises for collections. All goods on the premises are fully insured, and our property is covered by multiple CCTV cameras which we can remotely view, as well as our landlord living in very close proximity. 

This means;

  • We are not accepting items for auction
  • We will be contactable, our normal office number (01822 616992) will ring through to staff working from home
  • We we still offer valuations via email, or those sent through the website
  • We can offer house clearance estimates & advice via video chat, or video file (we will not be visiting premises during this hiatus).

We think this is in the best interests of our staff & customers. There is no precedent for this, and we thank our staff and customers for their support. We will be back, stronger & better than ever. We hope everyone stays safe during this hiatus.

Apr
20
Mon
20th April Jewellery, Collectables & Antiques *NOW CANCELLED* @ Drake's Auctions
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • UPDATED 23rd March 8.40pm: ALL FUTURE AUCTIONS CURRENTLY CANCELLED. WE ARE CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, AS PER JUST RELEASED GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

  • This means we are not on the premises for collections. All goods on the premises are fully insured, and our property is covered by multiple CCTV cameras which we can remotely view, as well as our landlord living in very close proximity. 

This means;

  • We are not accepting items for auction
  • We will be contactable, our normal office number (01822 616992) will ring through to staff working from home
  • We we still offer valuations via email, or those sent through the website
  • We can offer house clearance estimates & advice via video chat, or video file (we will not be visiting premises during this hiatus).

We think this is in the best interests of our staff & customers. There is no precedent for this, and we thank our staff and customers for their support. We will be back, stronger & better than ever. We hope everyone stays safe during this hiatus.

May
4
Mon
4th May Garden, Tools, General & Interiors *NOW CANCELLED* @ Drake's Auctions
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • UPDATED 23rd March 8.40pm: ALL FUTURE AUCTIONS CURRENTLY CANCELLED. WE ARE CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, AS PER JUST RELEASED GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES.

  • This means we are not on the premises for collections. All goods on the premises are fully insured, and our property is covered by multiple CCTV cameras which we can remotely view, as well as our landlord living in very close proximity. 

This means;

  • We are not accepting items for auction
  • We will be contactable, our normal office number (01822 616992) will ring through to staff working from home
  • We we still offer valuations via email, or those sent through the website
  • We can offer house clearance estimates & advice via video chat, or video file (we will not be visiting premises during this hiatus).

We think this is in the best interests of our staff & customers. There is no precedent for this, and we thank our staff and customers for their support. We will be back, stronger & better than ever. We hope everyone stays safe during this hiatus.

Jun
15
Mon
15th June Online-Only TIMED auction @ Drake's Auctions
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Catalogue Link: Here

 

Includes the start of liquidised stock from workshop clearance, tools & machinery, as well as commercial bar clearance & house clearance items.

In a change to our usual format, this auction will be TIMED, as opposed to LIVE.

What does that mean?

  • All lots are available to bid on NOW, and will show if you’re the current leading bidder. You can leave your MAX BID, but it will only take either the START PRICE, RESERVE or the next available bid. It will then automatically bid for you. Much like eBay.
  • No ‘Bid Sniping’. If a bid is received in the last 5 minutes, 5 minutes will be added onto the end time, giving plenty of time to increase your bid. You will be emailed if you’re outbid.
  • We are unable to leave absentee bids for you, as we are unable to see what the max bids are at all. This is an ONLINE ONLY auction due to staff shortages, Government restrictions meaning we are unable to be open until the 15th June at the earliest.

Viewing will be by appointment only, and only for specific items, and only from 15th June (Monday). We are unable to open just for browsing, we are offering the auction in this format to the best of our abilities, and will answer any questions about any lots as best as we can. We can still be reached via social media, email and phone (01822 616992).

What about collecting items?

We will be operating a postal/courier service as normal for smaller items/remote bidders.
Collection will be via appointment (successful bidders will be emailed a link to book an appointment)
Local delivery will be available, and will now have two tiers (Delivery to DOORSTEP and delivery INTO PROPERTY).

Jun
29
Mon
29th June Jewellery, Silverware & Collectables TIMED ONLINE AUCTION @ Drake's Auctions
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES:

In a change to our advertised live auction, we have decided to once more host this auction ‘timed online’, as we felt we were not in a position to offer a live auction in a safe & reliable way.

If you did not bid in our last timed auction, a few notes;

    • All lots are available to bid on NOW, and will show if you’re the current leading bidder. You can leave your MAX BID, but it will only take either the START PRICE, RESERVE or the next available bid. It will then automatically bid for you. Much like eBay.

 

    • No ‘Bid Sniping’. If a bid is received in the last 5 minutes, 5 minutes will be added onto the end time, giving plenty of time to increase your bid. You will be emailed if you’re outbid.

 

    • We are unable to leave absentee bids for you, as we are unable to see what the max bids are at all. This is an ONLINE ONLY auction. Click ‘Register’ when browsing our catalogue, and sign up! It’s super easy to use.

 

  • Viewing will be Satuday 9am-12pm & Sunday 12-4pm. Please note there will be limited numbers in the room (max of 6 customers) at any one time, so please be prepared to wait. Once inside we ask you spend no longer than 15 minutes, to allow others to view. Please follow the one-way system once inside.

 

Catalogues:

Viewing Days:

Viewing will be limited to 6 in the main building at any one time, and a 1-way system will be in operation, please follow social distancing guidelines (2m).

  • Saturday 9am-12pm
  • Sunday 12-4pm
Jul
13
Mon
13th July Tools, Garden & Interiors General TIMED ONLINE AUCTION @ Drake's Auctions
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:

This auction is ‘timed online’, as we still feel it is not safe to host room bidders in a live auction format.

If you did not bid in our last timed auction, a few notes;

    • All lots are available to bid on as soon as the catalogue is live, and will show if you’re the current leading bidder. You can leave your MAX BID, but it will only take either the START PRICE, RESERVE or the next available bid. It will then automatically bid for you. Much like eBay.

 

    • No ‘Bid Sniping’. If a bid is received in the last 5 minutes, 5 minutes will be added onto the end time, giving plenty of time to increase your bid. You will be emailed if you’re outbid.

 

    • We are unable to leave absentee bids for you, as we are unable to see what the max bids are at all. This is an ONLINE ONLY auction. Click ‘Register’ when browsing our catalogue, and sign up! It’s super easy to use.

 

  • Viewing will be Satuday 9am-12pm & Sunday 12-4pm. Please note there will be limited numbers in the room (max of 6 customers) at any one time, so please be prepared to wait. Once inside we ask you spend no longer than 15 minutes, to allow others to view. Please follow the one-way system once inside.

 

Catalogues:

Online Catalogue

Jul
27
Mon
27th July Antiques, Jewellery, Coins & Collectables @ Drake's Auctions
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Catalogues:

Online catalogue. Please note this is the ONLY way you can bid, we cannot leave bids for you in the office.

 

Auction Info:

This auction is ‘timed online’, as we still feel it is not safe to host room bidders in a live auction format.

If you did not bid in our last timed auction, a few notes;

    • All lots are available to bid on as soon as the catalogue is live, and will show if you’re the current leading bidder. You can leave your MAX BID, but it will only take either the START PRICE, RESERVE or the next available bid. It will then automatically bid for you. Much like eBay.

 

    • No ‘Bid Sniping’. If a bid is received in the last 5 minutes, 5 minutes will be added onto the end time, giving plenty of time to increase your bid. You will be emailed if you’re outbid.

 

    • We are unable to leave absentee bids for you, as we are unable to see what the max bids are at all. This is an ONLINE ONLY auction. Click ‘Register’ when browsing our catalogue, and sign up! It’s super easy to use.

 

  • Viewing will be Saturday 9am-12pm & Sunday 12-4pm. Please note there will be limited numbers in the room (max of 6 customers) at any one time, so please be prepared to wait. Once inside we ask you spend no longer than 15 minutes, to allow others to view. Please follow the one-way system once inside. Please bring a mask, as we will be unable to admit people onto the premises who are not wearing one.

 

 

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