March 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Parade Business Park, Pixon Ln, Tavistock PL19 9RQ
- Saturday 21st March 9am-12pm
- Sunday 22nd March 12-4pm
- From 9am on Monday. Auction starts 10am.
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.