AUCTIONS of Celtic » Terms & Conditions


These terms are summarised. Liz will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email or phone 01263 735 007 or 07990 840 816.

Our estimated value of each lot is given in the catalogue and online. Bidding starts at approx 80% of this estimate. Estimates shown in BLACK, Starting Prices shown in RED.

How to bid via the-saleroom. Our Auction is conducted online via If you wish to bid you must ‘Create an account’ and you will receive an email link confirmation of Registration. This must be activated prior to bidding. You must register to bid for each auction. If you are a new bidder in our sale, please provide numismatic credit references and credit/debit card details to secure any bids you may place. Client data is confidential; we do not share our mailing list or client information unless authorised. We reserve the right to revoke any bids and registrations, restrict accesses, and modify or disable the site or any of its features, at our discretion. We do not make any guarantees regarding accessibility, accuracy, or security of this website with regard to registration of bidding.  All financial transactions will be carried out by ourselves, requests card information for security reasons and will not debit your card.

How to bid by phone or email. In addition to internet bidding, you may bid by mailing the bid sheet included with each catalogue, or by email or telephone. If you choose to telephone your bids, we appreciate a written follow-up. Please refer to catalogue for deadline for bids.

Bidding increments. Lots will be sold to the highest bidder for the winning bid. Bidding automatically increases in fixed increments, so you can enter your maximum bid and let our system do the bidding for you. Please ensure your bids comply with the steps outlined below:

Up to £500 in £20 increments

£500-£1000 in £50 increments

£1000-£2000 in £100 increments

£2000-£5000 in £200 increments

Over £5000 in £500 increments

If you enter a high maximum bid you will win at the current bid amount plus increment. Whole number bids only. Bidders personally guarantee that they will pay for their winning bids.

The first lot will close electronically at 5pm (UK time) on the sale date, with subsequent lots closing every 30 seconds thereafter. Please note: If you bid within the last 10 minutes of the Lot closing the time will extend by 10 minutes on that Lot, from time of bid.

Personal viewing of lots by appointment only. Please contact Liz to arrange.

How to pay.  A 20% buyers fee (24% inc. VAT if applicable at the current rate), will be added to the hammer price of all successful online, written, fax, email and phone bids. Bids are placed in GB£ Sterling. Payment is preferred by direct transfer in £ Sterling (GB£): Chris Rudd Ltd Account Number: 63406857, Sort Code: 20-03-26 or by cheque, postal orders, cash (GB£). Visa, MasterCard or debit card accepted. PayPal to 4% charge. Or by International bank transfer to Barclays Bank PLC, Aylsham & North Norfolk Branch, Leicestershire, LE87 2BB. IBAN: GB14 BARC 2003 26 6340 6857. SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22. Please add £6 to cover EU charges, £12 International charges. We also accept US$ cheques with $25 bank fee added. Goods remain our property until paid in full. VAT no. GB 665532227.

Winning lots will be sent as soon as possible after receipt of payment on seven days approval. If you aren’t happy with a coin, please phone before returning it. Prices realised are available by subscription via

Postage & packing will be added to all invoices. Unless specified otherwise all UK orders under £50 sent first class £2.50, orders between £51-99 sent Signed For Delivery £5, orders over £100 sent by Special Delivery £15. All overseas orders under £100 sent uninsured (at your risk) £10. European orders over £100 sent International Signed For delivery £15, USA & Canada £25, Rest of World £20.

Export licences are needed for some coins and can take 4-6 weeks to get. Their purpose is to curb the export of national treasures.

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