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Buying At Auction

At Cullens, we want to make the whole process of buying a joyful experience of excitement finding that cherished collectable or unique piece of furniture.

It is simple to register. Just click here and select the 'Register to bid' tab on any of our upcoming auctions.

Buyers are encouraged to register with us so that we can keep them advised on upcoming sales that are likely to be of interest.

Our catalogues usually become available 1-2 weeks prior to the auction start date so be sure to check in.

We operate Timed online auctions and Hybrid Online auctions only so that you can bid on a live sale from the comfort of your own home.

Timed auctions are very similar to well-known online bidding platforms, but we host the sale, and you deal directly with us, via our auctioneer platform partners Easy Live Auction.

Hybrid Auctions are streamed so you can watch the auctioneer during the sale with audio and video feeds (Bimonthly/Quarterly specialist sales only).

After registering through our website, you can leave commission bids up to a maximum figure and the automated bidding system will take care of the rest on your behalf bidding to the next available bid only.

Payment & Shipping

Registered buyers can make payments via Bank Transfer once your buyer invoice has been sent to you, we can also accept secure payments via telephone for Debit & Credit cards, onsite payments by debit / credit card or cash on collection.

We can for a fee provide a packaging and postage service within the UK & Europe for smaller items, these would be shipped via our courier service tracked and insured up to a maximum of £2500.00.

For larger or fragile items such as ceramics, glass etc we can arrange a quote with one or shipping partners. Please contact us directly for shipping costs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Buyers Premium

Buyer's Premium is payable on top of the hammer price for all lots purchased at auction.

Cullens of Surrey Auctions premium is 25% inclusive, Live bidding platforms charge an additional percentage which is payable by the buyer (please check in advance).

Payment terms are seven days from the date of the auction.

Please note that storage charges are payable where items have not been paid for beyond that period at a rate of £2.00 per lot per day for smaller items and £5.00 per lot per day for larger items such as furniture.

Please contact us if you are having any difficulty with payment.

Buying Illustration

Lots sell for £100.00

Buyers Premium £25.00

Bidding platform charge
(3.6% timed auctions or £3 flat fee for hybrid live auctions)

Total £128.60

Buying Directly With Us

We also host an online shop where you can directly purchase our wonderful finds from us, payments are dealt with via eBay's secure payment system. If you are looking to sell with us, please click on the link below for more information.

Any Queries? Get in Touch!