Buying at Hutchinson Scott

All the information you need for how to buy with Hutchinson Scott is available below.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us here.



Buying FAQ's

All lots are available to be viewed online at
This sale is subject to our standard Conditions of Business a copy of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
A buyers premium of 25% plus VAT at the standard rate will be added to the hammer price of each lot except for motor vehicles where a premium of 12.5% plus VAT will be added.
Value Added Tax (VAT) at the current rate is payable on the buyers premium in all cases. Where a lot is marked with a ( # ) in the catalogue then VAT is also payable on the hammer price.
Saleroom notices supersede catalogue descriptions and will be posted around the saleroom and announced by the auctioneer during the sale.
All prospective buyers are encouraged to view the sale, however where this is not possible Hutchinson Scott will provide condition reports on lots without charge or legal obligation or prejudice to our standard Conditions of Business. The absence of reference to the condition of any lot in the catalogue description does not imply the lot is free from faults or imperfections.
Estimates are prepared in advance of the sale and do not include the Buyer’s Premium (or VAT when this is paid on the hammer price) and are purely a guide to prospective buyers.
Please make your bids clear to the Auctioneer and if successful please ensure that your number can be seen and is called out by the auctioneer. If there is any doubt about either the price or the buyer then please bring this to the attention of the auctioneer immediately. We sell approximately 80 - 100 lots per hour, but the speed of the sale depends on several factors and this should be treated as a guideline only. 
We have live auctions allowing the buyer to bid on the internet as the sale is in progress. 
This is done through (4.95%+VAT Surcharge), (5%  Surcharge), (£3 Flat rate) or (5% Surcharge) if you are interested in bidding please visit their site and register. Alternatively bid directly with us for a 0% surcharge.
If you are unable to attend the sale we will be pleased to make commission bids on your behalf or take bids over the telephone, however, you should where possible view the sale beforehand. Bidding forms must always be completed in full prior to the sale. Commission bids are timed and where bids are identical the earliest bid will take precedence. Telephone bidding is subject to the availability of lines. There is also a minimum estimate of £300 required if you would like to arrange a telephone line. Telephone bids must be received and clarified by email before 5 pm on the day preceding the auction.
Please remember that payment for lots purchased must be received in full within seven days of the sale to avoid storage costs. Items purchased cannot be removed until the cashiers have cleared payment. If you have not purchased from Hutchinson Scott before please contact us prior to the sale. Card payments will be accepted with no surcharge on Debit Cards. Credit Card payments are NOT accepted. For direct Bank Transfer Payments please see your invoice for details.

Lots purchased should be cleared from Embsay Mill within 7 days, but these arrangements need to made aware to the auctioneers beforehand. We will endeavour to allow the clearance of items whilst the sale is in progress, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Our office is located at Embsay Mill, Embsay, Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 6QF.
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We are not held responsible for delivery/postage of any item purchased. However, we do have details of professional removal firms and packers who will be happy to assist in this process.
Firearms will not be released without production of the necessary certificates.
Certain species, particularly ivory are subject to CITES regulations when exporting/importing these items out of the EU. CITES regulations are given on
Any items in this catalogue that are marked with AR are potentially qualifying for the royalty charge and apply if the hammer price is more than the UK sterling equivalent of 1,000 Euros. These charges will be added directly to your invoice.