Information for Buyers
Antique and Fine Art Auctions
Antiques and Fine Art Auctions are held monthly and usually comprise an assemblage of good quality walnut, rosewood, mahogany and oak period and later furniture. Good silver, gold and jewellery, pictures and prints, pottery and porcelain and many interesting collectors objects of virtue may also be obtained at these auctions.
Specialist auctions including Books, Beatles Memorabilia, Football, Maritime items and Pictures, etc are held periodically and when private collections are available for dispersal.
General & Collectors’ Auctions
Collectors auctions are held once a month and usually comprise of 19th and 20th century mahogany, oak and pine furniture. Quality collectors objects as well as general household goods may also be found in these auctions and are popular with both the trade and private collectors. Our auctions are held in our sister saleroom, Abram & Mitchell (est. since 1881), at no 33 Stanhope Street.
Antique and Fine Art auctions are supported through internet live bidding, ensuring maximum exposure and bidding facilities. Please check our upcoming lots page to view the next Internet advertised auction. These Auctions take place in our main saleroom at 6 Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5RF
Ways to Buy
There are 4 ways to bid at our auctions. The most traditional method is to attend the auction in person, where you can register for free and recieve a bidding number. If you cannot attend, there are 3 other ways to bid. You can fill in one of our absentee bidding forms where a member of our team will bid on your behalf for items you are interested in. You can also book a telephone line to bid where a member of our team will call you prior to the sale of the lot(s) you are interested in. Finally, you can register and bid online via websites www.the-saleroom.com, www.bidonthis.co.uk & www.invaluable.com if you wish to bid via the internet.
Most of the lots offered for sale by auction by Cato Crane are removed from estates nation-wide upon instructions from estate executors or entered for auction by enquirers who use the Cato Crane 3-6-5 day 24 hour Antiques-Advice-Line accessed by telephone or via the Internet and e-mail.
International, national and local transportation of goods can be arranged through the auction room administration office on certain lots, please check with the office for more details.
Refreshments are available at the auctions from 9.00 am.
Free on-road parking is available adjacent to both auction rooms; free public car parks are close by.
Cato Crane Auctioneers DOES look forward to meeting you and a warm welcome is assured to all who visit the action rooms.