Buying at Kingham & Orme

Our specialist sales catalogues are available online approximately two weeks before the sale. 

Our auctions are available to view for two days before and on the morning of the sale at our auction room at Davies House, Davies Road in Evesham (WR11 1YZ). Details can be found in our sales catalogue. Private viewing for specific lots is also possible - please call 01386 244224 to arrange. 

Condition Reports
The relevant specialist sales department will be pleased to give condition reports on any lot by email. Individual condition reports are not published in our catalogues or on bidding platforms. Buyers are given ample opportunity to view lots before any sale. When bidding, buyers acknowledge that they are fully satisfied as to the description and condition of the lot.  All weights and measures given in the catalogue should be regarded as approximate. Although we will endeavour to answer all condition reports, any requests within 24 hours of the auction starting cannot be guaranteed a response. Note condition reports are not given for interior sales.

Bidding At Auction:
All first time buyers need to register with us. 
To register, you will need to provide two forms of identification:
1. a passport or photographic driving licence
2. a utility bill or document showing your name and address

You can register in person or by contacting the office on 01386 244224 or emailing You will be asked to show your documents, or fax or email copies.

PLEASE NOTE: Registering with or through our website does not automatically register you with us.

Bidding in the Saleroom
You need to register with us before bidding in the saleroom. A paddle number can be obtained  by registering as described above.

Commission Bidding
If you are unable to attend the sale you can leave a commission bid. This will be executed on your behalf by the auctioneer who will purchase the lot as cheaply as possible, bearing in mind any reserve price and other bids.
If you already have a paddle number and have also registered with our website, the site offers you the facility to place Commission Bids online. If you have not bid with us before, you will be contacted for ID as above. If this information is not received your bids will not be taken. We do suggest telephoning the office prior to the sale to confirm that your bids have been received.

Telephone Bidding
It is usually possible to bid on the telephone by prior arrangement with the office. Registration is required as above. 

Live Online Bidding
Live online bidding is now available for most of our auctions via, enabling you to take part in the bidding from anywhere in the world, live as it happens. To bid online you need to register at, subject to approval. 
There is a 4.95% plus VAT charge for this service.
PLEASE NOTE: Registering with or through our website does not automatically register you with us.

In completing the bidder registration on and providing your credit card details, unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Kingham & Orme Ltd, you:
authorise Kingham & Orme 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
confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Kingham & Orme Ltd through and agree that Kingham & Orme Ltd are entitled to permit the shipping of the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.

Buyer's Premium
20% + VAT on the first £200,00 of the hammer price.
15% + VAT on the excess of £200,001 and up to £1,000,000 of the hammer price.
12% + VAT on the excess of £1,000,001 of the hammer price.

Lot Symbols
Lots marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to VAT on the hammer price. Lots marked with a double asterisk (**) have been temporarily imported from outside the EU and are subject to VAT at 5.0% on the hammer price and the buyer's premium. In online catalogues, the Sales Tax % column indicates the rate of VAT on hammer price.

Cites Regulations 
Lots marked with a (λ) symbol may be subject to CITES Regulations when exported. Please click here for further information.

Artist's Resale Right/Droit De Suite
Lots marked with a (†) symbol are potentially subject to a levy.

Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or the artist's heirs each time a work is resold during the artist's lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist's death.
Royalties are calculated on a sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding the buyer's premium.  The royalty does not apply to lots selling below the sterling equivalent of €1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single lot is the sterling equivalent of €12,500.
Droit de Suite, which is not subject to VAT, will be added to the buyer's purchase price and then passed on to the relevant collecting agency.
Please enquire for the accepted exchange rate on the day of the sale.

Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows:
4% Up to €50,000 
3% €50,000.01 - 200,000
1% €200,000.01 - 350,000
0.5% €350,000.01 - 500,000
0.25% In excess of €500,000
Up to a maximum levy of €12,500

Lots marked with a Ƒ symbol are subject to the UK firearms/shotgun licencing regime, and may only be viewed and/or purchased by individuals with appropriate licences. Such lots are offered on an auctioneers' permit, and must be collected prior to the expiry thereof.

Payment and clearance
Payment is due immediately after the auction in pounds sterling. If you are a first time buyer we will need your name, address and bank details and will require funds to be cleared before purchases can be released.
Card payments where the card-holder is not present will only be accepted for transactions up to £1,000.
We accept payment by:
Cash - up to £9000 (subject to money laundering regulations)
Cheques -  bankers draft, cashiers cheque, personal cheques and travellers cheques are all accepted
Credit cards - we accept a maximum payment of £500 by Visa or MasterCard (American Express or Diners Club not accepted)
Debit cards - Visa, Delta, Switch, Connect (we accept a maximum payment of £1,000 by phone)

Wire transfers should be sent to:
HSBC Bank, 32 Bridge St, Evesham WR11 4RU
Account no:           51655345
Account name:     Kingham & Orme Auctioneers Ltd
Sort code:                40-20-27     
IBAN:                        GB31HBUK40202751655345
SWIFTBIC:            HBUKG4B
Please note that a fee of £15 will be added for international bank payments.

Where practical, payment can be made and purchases collected during the auction.
For collection of lots after the auction please call the office on 01386 244224 to arrange.

Sale Results
These will be posted on our website shortly after the sale. 

Packing and Shipping
Kingham & Orme offer a packing and despatch service for smaller lots. Please call the office on 01386 244224 for a quotation.  This service does not apply to interior sales. We also use the following carriers in our area:
For furniture - Stephen Morris Shipping PLC, 9 Ockham Drive, Greenford, London UB6 0FD. Tel: 02088322222
For paintings - Aardvark Art Services Ltd. Tel: 01253 794673. Email:
For smaller items - Mailboxes Cheltenham branch. Tel: 01242 530130. Email:

Live online bidding

The Sale-Room

Live bidding is available via Please note there is a 4.95% surcharge plus VAT for this service. Please use the link to register and refer to 'Buying' section of our website for terms.

Online bidding powered by invaluable

Live bidding is also available via Please note there is a 5% surcharge for this service. Please use the link to register and refer to 'Buying' section of our website for terms.

Online bidding powered by

Live bidding is also available via Please note you can pay a £3 flat fee for the entire auction with no further internet fees to pay. This is taken regardless of whether you bid and is taken directly from your registered payment card. There is also an option to pay a 3% surcharge plus VAT for this service. Please use the link to register and refer to 'Buying' section of our website for terms.

We regret we are unable to accept card payments of over £1,000 when the card-holder is not present.

Please note that registration to bid will close at 4pm the day before the sale.

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