Coronavirus: latest changes to auction dates in the UK and abroad

Here is a list of the changes to sale dates of auctions on Check back regularly to this page where we will continue to post updates.

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The outbreak of coronavirus has forced the art and antiques industry to take measures including the postponement of many fairs and auctions around the world. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Please note, due to the national shutdown in the UK announced March 23, all auction houses are now closed to the public for at least three weeks. Online-only auctions and timed auctions will go ahead in some cases.

See the latest sales taking place in the current auctions section.

Sales held by auction houses in other countries are also being affected.

NOTE: Live online-only

Where an auction is listed as ‘live online-only’ ('online-only' for short), no bidding in person is available. Bids can be placed online, and usually on commission and on the phone as well. Check with the auction house directly for further details.

United Kingdom

1818, April 6 - postponed. 

Adam Partridge, all auctions postponed and salerooms closed for foreseeable future

Aldridges of Bath – all auctions live-online only for the foreseeable future, including upcoming Fine Art & Antiques Auction

Alnwick Auctions, April 12 – cancelled 

Amersham Auction Rooms, April sales postponed until May 1

Anderson & Garland, Newcastle upon Tyne - all sales postponed until further notice

Andrew Smith & Son, Itchen Stoke (April 1-2) – postponed 

Antony Cribb, March 24 sale to be held on April 7 – online-only

Arthur Johnson, announced the postponement of its sale due to take place on March 21.

Aston's - Toys & Model Railways Auction (March 24) - online only; Cameras & Photographic Equipment (March 26) - online only.

Bamfords, Derbyshire (March 25-27) - online only

Barbara Kirk Auctions, all auctions postponed until further notice

Barry Hawkins, auctions in April cancelled

Batemans, April 4 - cancelled. Other auctions being held behind closed doors, no bidding in person or viewing in person, bidding online, by telephone or absentee bids until further notice.

BBR Auctions, saleroom closed - all auctions postponed

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, March 24 - cancelled and saleroom closed to the public

Beeston Auction House, April 8-9 - live online only   

Bellmans, The Sussex and Winchester salerooms, as well as their London Brook Street office are temporarily closed. The scheduled auctions in Sussex – The Saturday Sale 28 March postponed; Sussex – Interiors Sale  31 March, 1 and 2 April - postponed. New dates to be confirmed in due course. Other sales as published are subject to change.

Bigwood Auctioneers (March 27) - change of format to online only. No bidding in person.

Bolton Auction Rooms, (March 23) - General Auction postponed until further notice. Weekly auctions now live online only every Monday. Phone bids, commission bids will be accepted if you cannot bid online  

Bonhams announced the temporary closure of all its offices and salerooms on the evening of Friday March 20, with all its auctions temporarily postponed until April 21.

Brettels Auctioneers and Valuers, Newport, Collectables and General (April 7) -  online only, absentee bids may be left by phone 

Bridport Auctions (March 27) - cancelled

Brighton and Hove Auctions, March 27 sale going ahead. Auctions through April cancelled with plan to resume on May 7.

Brightwells, the Vehicle Department will hold a timed auction on March 24. Other departments will assess the ongoing consideration of hosting live auctions.

Bristol Auction Rooms - all sales postponed until further notice, including March 26

British Bespoke Auctions, April 1 auction - live online-only

Brown & Turner, Antiques, Fine Art, Jewellery, March 28 - postponed  

Bourne End Auction Rooms, sales on March 25 and April 1-2 - postponed

Busby, Bridport - April general sale cancelled

Bushey Auctions, April 30 - postponed

Burstow & Hewett – office to close from March 24, all sales postponed

Byrne's, April 14 and April 29 sales - postponed

C&T Auctioneers, Private Collection of Star Wars Toys and Collectibles (April 8) - online only. All future auctions online only (subject to change).

Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers, Bromley (April 29) – postponed

Cato Crane - next online only auction to be held in Liverpool on April 22

Capes Dunn - all sales postponed until further notice 

Canterbury Auctions, April 4-5 – postponed

Chalkwell Auctions (March 26) - postponed, no new date announced at the time of writing

Charles Miller, London (April 8) - postponed to July 7. Liner china online sale (June) to be rescheduled

Charterhouse Auctioneers, postponed all timed online auctions until further notice

Cheffins, March 26 and April 9 sales - postponed until further notice

Chiswick Auctions, offices closed but auctions continuing as online-only

Chorley’s – auctions postponed until further notice

Clarke's Auctions, Semley - April 18 sale postponed

Clarks, March 26 – online-only

Clarke and Simpson Auctions - all sales cancelled until further notice

Clevedon Salerooms, March 26 - cancelled

Cooper & Tanner, April 1 timed online auction - cancelled

The Cotswold Auction Company, Cirencester, April 7-8 - postponed

Criterion Auctioneers - sales now live online only

Cuttlestones, Penkridge and Wolverhampton - all auctions postponed

David Duggleby, Scarborough - sales postponed including April 3, 10 and 11

David Lay Auctions, March 26-27 - postponed

Dawsons, The March sale, Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery  (March 21) - live and online, no bidding in the room.

Diamond Mills, Felixstowe, Antiques and Interiors (March 25) - postponed until further notice

Dix Noonan Webb, Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (April 8) - online only and future sales to be online-only

Dominic Winter, April 8 - postponed

Dreweatts, remote viewing available

Duggleby Stephenson, York - sales postponed including March 27 and April 17

Durrants Auction Rooms, offices closed until further notice  

Eastbourne Auctions, sales on April 4 and 11, as well as May 17 - all postponed

East Bristol Auctions – Auctions will be live and online only, no bidding in person or viewing in person

Eldreds, Antiques, Art, Silver, Watches & Jewellery sale (March 24) - now online only

Elgin Auction Centre, March 25 - postponed

Elstob & Elstob, April 18 - live online-only

Ewbank’s - Online Coin timed sale ending March 27 goes ahead as planned.

·       Online Timed Decorative Arts. Ends 9th April
·       Online Timed Contemporary Art. Ends 9th April 
·       Online Timed Jewellery & Watches. Ends 29th April
·       Online Timed or live online only. Asian Art: 30th April 
·       Online Timed or live online only. Textiles: 30th April

Excalibur, Toys and Model Railways sale (April 3) - online only. Movies & Music Memorabilia sale on April 4 which was postponed to April 11 has now been further postponed to April 25 and is online only.

Fellows, auctions April-June run as timed, online only (excluding the Pawnbroker auctions) 

Fieldings, April 4 - postponed

Forum Auctions, these sales will be held at 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP and not at the Westbury Hotel. These are: 
Editions and Works on Paper Featuring Best of British (March 24);
The Birmingham Assay Office Library (March 26);
Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper (March 27)

Gardiner Houlgate, Jewellery, Antiques & Works of Art, March 25-26 – postponed to May 20-21April 23 – cancelled

Gary Don, April 7 sale - cancelled

Gildings, Jewellery, Art & Antiques, April 7 and April 28 - postponed 

Golding Young, following sales postponed: Grantham Collective Sale – April 1, Grantham World Ceramics & Asian Art Sale – April 2, Bourne Collective Sale – April 8, Lincoln Collective Sale – April 15  

Graham Budd – Sporting Memorabilia sale, June 1-2 – postponed, revised date in the autumn to be announced in June. Office closed until June 15, email and telephone communications being run from home

Grand Auctions, April 20 - postponed with new sale date provisionally set for the June 15 

Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Spring sporting sale (April 2) – rescheduled for April 30 and Antiques Auction (April 2) now rescheduled for May 1

Gordon Day, saleroom closed - all sales cancelled until further notice

Gorringes, Weekly Sale and Book Auction, March 30 – postponed at least three weeks

Graham Budd – Sporting Memorabilia sale, June – postponed, date to be announced after three week closure

Great Western Auctions - temporarily closed. Auctions postponed until further notice

Halls - All  sales, including the scheduled sale on April 1, already online, are suspended until further notice

Hannams, April 22-24 - live online only

Hansons salerooms in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and London have closed today (March 23) temporarily. Upcoming sales have been postponed including Historica, Coins and Antiquities (March 26-27); Fine Jewellery and Silver (March 31) and Spring Fine Art and Library Auction (April 2-7). Decisions about other upcoming auctions will be taken in due course.

Henry Adams, April 9 auction - postponed

Henry Aldridge, April 18 - postponed

Holloways, April 4 sale - postponed

Humbert & Ellis - postponed all April sales

Jacobs & Hunt Auctioneers – all sales postponed  

John Nicholson's - all sales postponed until further notice

JS Fine Art, Banbury, three-day sale (March 26-28) - rescheduled to April 23-25 but subject to change

Keys Fine Art Auctions, March 25-26 - live online-only and March 27 timed online, future sales postponed until further notice

Kidson Trigg, Highworth (April 16) – cancelled

Lacy Scott & Knight, April 4 - postponed

Laidlaw, Collectors and Interiors sale on March 28 - now live online-only

Lawrences of Crewkerne – all auctions postponed

Littleton Auctions – sales cancelled until further notice

Lockdales, Suffolk, March 28-29 Coins & Collectables - bids can be made online, or via absentee bids or telephone

Lots Road, March 22 Fine & Decorative auction – weekly sales postponed until April 19

Lyme Bay Auctions (March 30) - postponed

Lyon & Turnbull - Edinburgh sales in April switched to online only including

  • Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 on 01 April and Contemporary & Post-War Art on 16 April.
  • London office temporarily closed, some sales to relocate to Edinburgh, others to be held later

Mallams, Abingdon (April 20) - postponed

Mallams, Cheltenham (May 6-7) - postponed

Mallams, Oxford, (March 25-26 and April 22-23) - postponed

Maxwells, Stockport (April 15) - postponed until further notice 

Mander Auctioneers, Suffolk - all auctions postponed including March 28 sale

Martel Maides - all sales postponed

McTear's, Glasgow - all auctions suspended (online auctions currently in progress will run to their end dates)

Mendip Auctions - all future auctions postponed until further notice

Mitchells of Cockermouth, all sales now postponed until further notice.

M&M Auctions – online-only until at least April 13

Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester, all auctions postponed and staff working remotely until further notice

Morphets – all auctions postponed including The Watch Sale of March 26

Mulberry Bank Auctions, April 3-4 auction postponed until April 24-25 but subject to change

Nesbits, April 8 – postponed

Nigel Ward, April 4 – postponed

Ottery Auctions, April 11 - postponed

Paul Beighton, Antiques & Collectables (March 23) - online only. Commission bids to be supplied via email and phone bids should be booked in advance.

Peebles, April 4 - postponed

Peter Francis - offices closed until further notice

Peter Wilson, Nantwich - auctions postponed until April 20

Phillip Serrell, March General Sale (March 26) - postponed 

Piano Auctions, Pianos and Keyboard Instruments (April 2) - postponed

Pilton Auctions, March 28 and April 2-3 sales - cancelled - April 16-17 currently planned to go ahead

PFK Auctioneers – online-only

Plymouth Auction Rooms - all sales postponed including March 25

Potburys Auctions (March 24) - postponed

Potteries Auctions - auctions postponed until further notice including March 29 and April 4

Prop Store (March 26) - postponed. Will now be held on April 23

Ramsay Cornish - all sales postponed until May 1

Reeman Dansie, Colchester, March 24 cancelled, April 7-8 sale - postponed 

Rendells - all auctions cancelled or postponed until further notice

Richard Winterton Auctioneers, Lichfield Auction Centre – all sales postponed and the centre is closed temporarily. The March 24-25 sale is rescheduled to a one-day event on April 27 at 10am

Rogers Jones, Cardiff and Colwyn Bay - all sales after March 27 postponed until further notice

Roseberys, has closed to the public until April 20 with the following auctions postponed: Tuesday 24 March, Jewellery & Watches; Wednesday 25 March, Old Master, 18th & 19th Century Pictures; Thursday 26 March, Fine & Decorative; Friday 3 April, Islamic & Indian Arts; Saturday 25 April, Traditional & Modern Home

Rowley's, April 4 - postponed and further sales postponed until further notice

Sheffield Auction Gallery, Derbyshire & Yorkshire, Military sale, March 26 – postponed date to be announced

Sheffield Auction Gallery, Derbyshire & Yorkshire, Antiques & Collectables, March 27 – postponed, date to be announced

Shouler & Son, March 26 - postponed

Sterling Vault, March 27 and April 9, 14, 17, 24 now live online-only

Silverwoods – all sales cancelled for March-April

Smiths Newent Auctions, April 3 - postponed until further notice

Spink & Son, all sales live online-only

Special Auction Services, sales on March 31 and April 7 – postponed

Stride & Son, April 16-17 sale – postponed  

Stroud, April 1 and 2 - postponed 

Sumersgill Auctions (March 28) – postponed

Summers Place, March 25 sale - live online-only

Sutton Hill, April 24 - live online only

Swan Fine Art, April 1, 2 & 3 postponed, no new date


  • Fine Wine & Port, March 25 – postponed
  • Homes and Interiors, April 7 – cancelled
  • Jewellery Silver and Luxury goods, April 8 – postponed
  • Sworders, Homes and Interiors including Garden Ornaments, April 21 – cancelled
  • Modern British and 20th century Art, April 28 – postponed
  • Homes and Interiors including Mod Brit and 20th century Art, May 5 – postponed
  • The Philip Piper Jazz Collection, May 6 – postponed

Tamlyns, Somerset, Collectors and Militaria (March 25) - will be timed online on

Taylors Auctions, April 4 – postponed

Tayler & Fletcher,all sales postponed until further notice, all staff remain fully contactable

Tennants’ auction centre in Leyburn, Yorkshire is now closed to the public and future auctions are postponed until further notice.

The Pedestal, April 29 - sale postponed

Thomas R Callan, sales on April 2 and April 9 - postponed

Thomas Miller Auctioneers, now closed - future auctions postponed

Thomas Watson (March 24) - postponed to May 12

Thomson Roddick, branches closed and auctions postponed until at least April 13

Trevanion & Dean, Whitchurch - all auctions postponed until further notice

Truro Auction Centre, March 26, general sale postponed and April 3 antique sale postponed

Turner & Sons, office closed auctions postponed

TW Gaze, now closed until June 1 and all sales postponed

Unique Auctions, Lincoln, Antiques Collectors and General Evening Auction (March 25) - cancelled  

Wallis & Wallis, East Sussex, Toys and Models (April 6) - online only 

Wallis & Wallis, East Sussex, Arms & Militaria (April 8) - postponed and no sale April 7

Warren & Wignall, sales on April 1, April 8 and April 15 - postponed


  • 1st April  - The Fortnightly Antiques & Collectables Sale - online only
  • 1st April - The Monthly Toy & Games Sale - online only
  • The Fortnightly Home & Garden Sale - postponed

Warwick Auctions, all sales postponed for foreseeable future

Watsons, Toy and Transport (April 2) - postponed

Wessex Auction Rooms closed for two weeks. Its April 3-4 sales are cancelled and April 17-18 sales are scheduled as usual until further notice

Whitton & Laing, March 26 - live online / telephone bids

Willingham Auctions, March 28 - postponed

Windsor Auctions all auctions postponed and offices closed until further notice

Woolley & Wallis, offices now closed and all sales postponed for foreseeable future


Adam’s, Dublin, Irish Art (March 25) and all other auctions until further notice – postponed, no new date

Hegarty, Antiques & Fine Art (March 22) - online only

Mullen's, Dublin, Cabinet of Curiosities (March 28) - postponed


Iegor Auction House - all sales postponed, no new dates and auction house closed until further notice 


Horta, Hotel de Ventes, Belgium (March 23-24) – postponed to April 6-7

Coronari Auctions, Nazareth (March 21) – postponed to April 22

Louiza Auktion & Associates, Brussels, Sacs & Accessoires de Luxe (March 21) – online only


Artcurial, Paris, all March and April auctions postponed except for online-only sales which are going ahead

Millon - Jewels (March 24) - postponed to June 22. Weil Thenon collection part 1 and 2 (March 25), postponed to September 16. Islamic art, moved from April 2 to 12 and now online only. Sale on 21 April 2020 – cancelled.


Auction Team Breker, Antiques & Photographica, April 4, now online and phone biding only

Auktionshaus Dannenberg, Berlin, Art Antiques & Collectibles (March 19-23) – limited access to the saleroom

Auktionshaus Dannenberg, Berlin, 159th Auction: Miscellaneous & Toys (March 23-24) – limited access to the saleroom

Auktionshaus Metz (May 16) - postponed,no new date

Hargesheimer, Germany April 24-25 Russian Art – online-only

Lempertz, Spring auction dates postponed. New dates as follows: 

  • Prussian Sale (Lempertz, Berlin), May 16
  • Jewellery, May 28
  • Decorative Arts, May 29
  • Old Masters. Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, May 30
  • 19th Century, May 30
  • Photography, June 12
  • Evening Sale: Modern Art, June 12
  • Evening Sale: Contemporary Art, June 12
  • Day Sale: Modern Art, June 13
  • Day Sale: Contemporary Art, June 13
  • End of June Asian Art. China, Tibet/Nepal, India, Southeast Asia, Japan
  • July Important Jewellery and Watches (in Monaco)

Siebers Auktionen, Stuttgart, Art Antiques Collectibles (March 25-26) – limited access to the saleroom

Siebers Auktionen, Stuttgart, Modern Art and Design (March 27) – limited access to the saleroom


Babuino Italy, April 6 - timed online auction

Colasanti Casa D' Aste, Rome, Fine Art – Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings (March) – postponed to April 8

Colasanti Casa D' Aste, Rome, Fine Art – Furniture, Sculptures & Works of Art (March)  – postponed to April 9

Czerny's, March 27-28 – postponed until May 1-2


Lamas Bolaño, Barcelona, March 18-19 moved to April 29-30 – online-only, subject to change

South Africa

Stephan Welz, South Africa, March 28-April 1 – now timed online sale to start March 26 and end April 12

Strauss & Co, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Asian Arts, Jewellery and Wine – April 6-14 Online Only Auction

19th century, Modern, Contemporary and Post-war Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery and Wine – May 10-11, Live auction  

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, July 2 Live auction


David Feldman, Silver sale, April 1-3 - postponed to June 30-July 2 


Cottone Auctions, March 28-29, online-only

Rock Island Auctions, March 25 sale – online-only (no phone bids) but April Premier auction – postponed


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