With the increase in the threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19), please be assured that Thomas Miller Auctioneers is prioritising the safety of our clients as well as all those who work with us and for us. We are monitoring government advice, as well as advice from the World Health Organisation [WHO].
We now have to accept that it is no longer business as usual and it is clear that we are having to shift a few things around to help us cope.
Next week we will be holding our normal auction of Auction of Antiques and Collectables at 11.00 am on Tuesday 24 March 2020. This will be a 743 lot sale.
As previously announced and until further notice, we will no longer be opening on Sunday mornings. This auction will be on view on Monday 23 March 2020 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm as normal.
There are many ways in which you can take part in this auction without actually having to attend the premises. This is what we are now encouraging.
By visiting our website www.millersauctioneers.co.uk all lots can be viewed, condition reports requested, bids can be left prior to the sale or bidding can be carried out live.
Commission bids can also be taken over the telephone or via email and executed on your behalf.
With regard to the payment of bills, this can be done over the telephone (for amounts less than £500) or via BACS payment for larger amounts. Payments made in person with cash will still be accepted but are being discouraged. Card payments are preferred.
Again, we believe that in this digital age it is possible (even normal) to go through the whole purchase process without having to attend the salerooms at all. Purchased goods can be delivered locally using our own vans and couriers can be instructed for deliveries further afield. The policy of charging storage fees for uncleared lots has been suspended.
While Covid-19 presents an enormous challenge, we would like to assure you that Millers will take every step to offer a full service to guide and assist you. We are extremely fortunate here to have both tremendous customers and great staff. This is a hugely challenging time and we will only get through this if we work together. Thank you for your support. Keep bidding. Stay safe.