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Auction Help & Guidance

A Guide to Bidding

Viewing times - before auction day
Saturday 10am-1pm
Sunday 10am-1pm
Monday 9am-5pm

We have tried to make bidding as easy as possible, here are your options:

  • Bid online by 4am prior to the sale day - register here and leave your commission bids.
  • Bid in person on sale day - register your name and address at our office where you will receive a bidding reference.
  • Absentee bidding - Complete a form in our saleroom and hand it to a member of staff.
  • Email bids - Send us your bids including the lot number, description and your full contact details and email it to us up to the evening before the sale.

Any commission bids deemed low in relation to our pre-sale estimates may not be processed. 

Buyers Premium: all bids are subject to a buyer’s premium of 20% plus VAT.

Your bids will be executed as cheaply as possible on your behalf, up to your stated maximum. Occasionally if we have 2 bids the same we may exceed your commission by one increment.

We do recommend that you verify all absentee bids.

Please read our full Bidding and Selling Terms

Remember to check your bids. Contact the saleroom or check this website when the results are published. If the hammer price is lower or equal to your bid, then your bid was successful. You can also provide us with your email address to receive confirmation of successful purchases.

Information for Buyers


We accept Cash and Cheques supported by a cheque guarantee card. Debit and credit cards are also accepted.

Clearance of Purchases

We are open for collection of purchases after the auction until 5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-5pm (closed for lunch 12-1).

Purchases must be removed from the saleroom by 5pm on Thursday, we can also arrange to deliver items, further details are available from the auctioneers.

Delivery of items can be arranged. Contact Us, or phone 01382 833974 and speak to a member of staff for details.

Please keep a copy of your bids for your own reference.

Postage and Packing

We recommend Mail Boxes Etc. and their contact details are phone 01382 228999 fax 01382 228365 email info@mbedundee.co.uk

Please read our full Bidding and Selling Terms

Information for Sellers

Sell your goods at auction with convenience with Curr & Dewar.

House Clearance and Collection Service.

Our own van and men cover Tayside, Fife, Angus and Perthshire

We can arrange to collect anything from a single item to the clearance of a complete house contents. This includes the removal of items to the saleroom and the disposal of unsaleable items. Once the house has been cleared we also offer a cleaning service, if required. We also offer long and short term storage, delivery and shipping of bequests, all tailored to your individual requirements. 

Entering Items for Auction

Suitable items can be delivered to our auction rooms during the 2 days after each sale Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-5pm (closed for lunch 12-1). Our sales do fill very quickly so a prior phone call on 01382 833974 to check availability and suitability of entries is advisable.

Or please contact us with your query or to send pictures of items for sale.


Commission: 15% plus VAT.

Internet Listing & Photograph Fee: £2.00 per lot sold and unsold plus VAT.

Withdrawn Lots: £5.00 per lot plus VAT.

Electrical Items: By law all electrical items are subject to a safety check, which is charged at £5.00 per item plus VAT.

Collection and House Clearance: £50.00 per hour plus VAT for a van and 2 men. This includes travel time, loading and unloading, packing and unpacking.

Disposal of Unsaleable Items: Will be at our discretion and charged at local rates.

Payment for goods sold is usually made by cheque 10 working days after all sales have been completed. Cheques for under £20 will not be posted, these proceeds can be collected from our offices. 
All proceeds are accompanied by a computerised and detailed statement.

Please read our full Bidding and Selling Terms.

Valuation Services

We provide valuation documents for Probate, Family Division and Insurance, which can also include a digital image of your treasured possessions. 

Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements.

Pre-sale valuations of furnishings can be arranged, free of charge, whether in our auction rooms or where appropriate at your home.

For confidential advice please contact our qualified valuer Steven Dewar FIA (Scot).

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