The auctioneer will always use their discretion to achieve the item's full value. Instructions for specific reserves must be received in writing prior to the sale day.
On arrival to Bamfords, all lots are allocated to one of four specific sales where they will achieve their optimum value.
- Weekly Victorian, Edwardian and General sales include general household furniture and effets.
- Quarterly Specialist Collectors' sales include toys, postcards, medals, cigarette cards, stamps, etc.
- Quarterly Antiques and Fine Art sales include fine ceramics, glass, silver, jewellery, pictures, furniture, clocks and works of art.
- Periodic Country House and Estate sales can include everything from the front door knocker to undiscovered treasures in the attic.