Mechanical Memories, Brighton

Closing down sale

Things you should know

We only hire the venue for the day, so all auction lots need to be delivered by the vendors on the morning of sale. Everything will need to be removed at the end of the day, whether sold or unsold. For this reason, we are unable to accept absentee, telephone or internet bids. This is truely a 'live' auction - you need to be there!

Our commision rates are: Sellers 5%, Buyers 10%.

We only accept cash - no cards or cheques. Buyers should ensure they have sufficient funds when bidding.

Auction lots may not be paid for and removed until the end of the auction. The majority attending do not want to have their enjoyment spoiled by people wheeling out machines on sack barrows halfway through the auction!

We generally start paying-in at around 3.00 - 3.30 p.m., after which the vendors are paid out in cash. It should all be over by 5.00 p.m., giving everyone ample time to get home.

The venue

The Coundon Social Club in Coventry has been our regular venue for many years. It offers warm comfortable surrondings, hot and cold food, and there is a bar! Most importantly, ample car parking is available.

The venue is easy to find, however, regardless of what direction you're coming from, you will almost certainly have to use the Coventry inner ring road - enjoy!

Doors open for viewing at 10.30 a.m. Please do not arrive earlier, as you will not be admitted. The organisers and vendors need sufficient time to set-up the sale room before viewing can commence.

Our standard terms and conditions can be found here: