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COVID-19 Auction Room Update - 14/09/20
Following on from our last Auction in August, we have made further changes to our September Auction to continue to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.

Please note – this Auction will be ONLINE ONLY, we will not be open for bidders in the room on the day of the sale

To keep everyone safe and to continue to follow government regulations, we now require any customer who enters our premises to wear a face covering and to also wear gloves, at all times when inside the building. Social distancing measures are still in place in line with the Government guidelines and we will be limiting the number of customers in the Saleroom at any one time.

Please read the following carefully to help us to ensure we can continue our Auctions safely:

Viewing (Amended times)
Viewing dates for the September sale are strictly as follows:
Tuesday 15th September: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 16th September: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Please note that there will be no viewing on the morning of the sale

We now require all customers to wear face coverings at all times whilst in the building and gloves whilst viewing or handling any Lots.

Viewing will take place from the front door of the Saleroom unlike our last two Auctions, with a one way system in place leading into the Saleroom. Please ensure that you follow any instructions from staff, as well as reading and adhering to signage on the walls and the floor. Gloves will be provided at the entrance, face coverings will not be provided. If we have large numbers viewing, there may be a delay in you entering the Saleroom, so please be prepared for this.

Registration for this Auction will be required for all customers, regardless of whether you have an account with The Portcullis Auction Room or not.
You will not be able to enter the saleroom unless you have completed a registration form with your name and contact details.

The Portcullis office will be CLOSED on the Auction day and we will not be able to process invoices or have any buyers or vendors on the premises. Collections will take place from 9.30am – 4.30pm on the following days:

Friday 18th September - 9am – 4.30pm

Monday 21st September – PORTCULLIS CLOSED

Tuesday 22nd September - 9am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 23rd September - 9am – 4.30pm

Thursday 24th September - 9am – 4.30pm

Friday 25th September – PORTCULLIS CLOSED 
If you wish to leave Commission Bids, the forms will be available outside the Portcullis office. Completed forms should be placed face down in the tray at the office for processing.

Collections from the Auction 
Once payment has been made we require all customers to go out of the main doors and take their cars to the rear entrance of the saleroom with their paperwork for collection.
You will not be permitted to enter the saleroom. You will need to hand over your paperwork to the staff member and wait outside for the Lots to be brought to you.
If you are collecting very large items, we would ask that you and one other person go in to the Saleroom when instructed by staff to collect the Lots(s).
Finally, we would ask you to:

Please follow Government advice to limit your contact with other people
Wash your hands regularly using soap and water in the facilities provided
The Auction is available online with audio on

easyLiveAuction.com & the-saleroom.com

We would encourage as many people as possible to utilise this service at this time.

Thank you as always for your continued understanding and assistance in these challenging times

McCartneys LLP - 01584 878822


McCartneys Portcullis Auction Room based in the historic market town of Ludlow hold monthly auctions of items to include Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, antique silver and jewellery, porcelain and pottery, paintings and objects of art.

With the introduction of internet bidding, the Portcullis Auction Room has been able to gain a global reach whilst maintaining its provincial auction house identity. We pride ourselves on having a high level of honesty and professionalism, which sees both buyers and vendors returning their custom.

We hold monthly auctions of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables, which commence at 12pm on the third Thursday of the month. Viewing is held on the Wednesday prior to the auction from 9.00am – 7.00pm & on the morning of the auction from 9.00am – 12.00pm. Catalogues are available from the office for £1.00 each or can be downloaded from our website in the 'Forthcoming Sales & Catalogues' tab above.

The auction room is easily accessible and has convenient loading and unloading.

Please contact the office on 01584 878822 if you require more information on the above or would like to book in items for auction.

The Portcullis Auction Room

The Ox Pasture

Overton Road





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