Important Information

Purchases may be collected from the Lord Leycester up to 12 noon on the day after the sale. If you require your items posting or wish to make other collection/delivery arrangements, please contact us: or on 07983 304 880

Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed 

Buyer's Premium 20% 

At present we are only able to accept payment by cheque, cash or bank transfer. We are not able to accept payment in excess of £5000 in cash per sale in order to satisfy current legislation.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions:

Conditions of Sale 
Our Conditions of Sale, under which this sale is conducted, are available via our website or on request. Our conditions are based upon recommended Conditions of Sale approved by The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Your special attention is drawn to conditions relating to online bidding via 

At the Auction 

Registering, Paddle Number and the Buyers Premium 
If you are coming to the sale we will ask you to register so that we can provide you with your own paddle or bidding number. 
All we will need to register you, are you name, address and contact details, a proof of identity, such as a driving license or passport. You only need to register once with us and we will keep your details securely for future sales. 
If you bid in the sale and are successful you will pay the hammer price plus a premium of 20% of the hammer price. 
Once you have paid you are able to collect your lots. For delicate items we are happy to supply additional packing materials free of charge. 

What happens if you can’t attend the auction? 
Our printed catalogues provide comprehensive information about all the lots included in the sale as well as illustrations and guide estimates. Once you have decided which lots you are interested in you can then contact us to get further information about the condition of an individual item or to place your bid. 

View online 
Every lot in our sale will be published online with full catalogue details and a colour image. 
Once you have registered your own details with us you can view all our sales online at 

Absentee bids 
If you can’t come to the sale one way to bid is by completing an absentee bid form prior to the sale. 
Once again you will need to register your details, name, address and contact number. 
We may contact you to check your identity. 
Tell us which lots you are interested in and the maximum bid you wish to leave. Please remember that there will be an additional buyers premium charge on top of your maximum bid, which is 20% of the hammer price. 
You can return your signed form by post or email. If you are successful we will let you know within 48 hours. 
Once you have paid the hammer price plus buyers premium of 20%, you can collect your items from us or for an additional fee we can arrange to post or courier them to you. 

Telephone bids and Client Services 
Unlike many other auctioneers we are happy to accept telephone bids on any items, we will not impose minimum lot values. To make sure that the auction runs smoothly we do have flexible restrictions on the number of items clients can bid on by phone. 
To ensure that we provide an efficient telephone bidding service we ask you to contact us 24 hours in advance of the sale if you want to bid by phone. 
We will need you to provide us with both a landline and mobile phone line number. 
We will contact you during the sale, a few minutes before the lot you wish to bid on goes under the hammer. 
If you are the successful bidder you will know immediately. 

At present we are only able to accept payment by cheque, cash or bank transfer. We are not able to accept payment in excess of £5000 in cash per sale in order to satisfy current legislation. 

Our Bankers 
Lloyds, Leamington Spa 
Sort code: 30-94-93 
Account no: 00302603 
IBAN: GB24 LOYD 3094 9300 3026 03 

Online Bidding 
Bleasdales Ltd offer an online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration on and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Bleasdales Ltd: 
1. authorise Bleasdales Ltd, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via, and 
2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Bleasdales Ltd through and agree that Bleasdales Ltd are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale. 

Please note that any lots purchased via live auction service will be subject to an additional 4.95% commission charge on the hammer price. 

Cites Regulations 
Please be aware that certain Lots in this sale may be subject to the CITES regulations if exporting these items outside the EU. These regulations may be found at or may be requested from: 
Department for Environment, Food and 
Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Global Wildlife Division 
1st Floor, Temple Quay House 
2 The Square 
Temple Quay 
Bristol BS1 6EB