Join our Auctions from Home

Join our Auctions from Home

Discover a Range of Options to Suit You


The health and wellbeing of our clients and employees is a top priority, with this in mind the Lyon & Turnbull team have been adapting to enable us to continue to provide the highest level of customer service we can in these unprecedented times. To help here is guide on how to enjoy participating in our auctions from home.

Online Catalogues

All our sales are fully illustrated online ahead of the sale. Additional images and condition report infomation is also available online (just sign in/ register).


Find Out More from a Specialist

If you are interested in a lot(s) from any forthcoming sale you can request condition reports via our website. If you would like to speak to a specialist about a particular lot, or require additional images/videos, our team are available via email, telephone or video call.

To speak to a specialist call 0131 557 8844. 


Bidding Options

Free Live Bidding

Bid live in all our sales from the comfort of your home or office, for no additional surcharge, with Lyon & Turnbull Live. Just follow the link at the head of every online catalogue, lot page or on the auction calendar.  

All our sales are also available for viewing and live bidding on The-Saleroom and Invaluable (an additional surcharge is charged by these services) 


Bidding by Absentee Bid

If you are logged into our Lyon & Turnbull account online, you can leave an absentee bid online by selecting the 'Leave a Bid' option on your chosen lot. Alternatively you can call us on 0131 557 8844 or email Please note that our bid department may contact you for further details.


Bidding by Telephone (Limited Availability)

Bid by telephone - our clerk will call you on the auction day, just before your lot(s) come up, and bid on your behalf live at the auction when instructed to do so. If you would like to bid by telephone please contact our team prior to the auction with your details of the lots you are interested in and your full name, mailing address, telephone number(s) and email. Please note for auction 605 Rare Books telephone bidding will be limited to lots over £500 and must be booked by Tuesday 16 June.  


Forthcoming Auctions


 The Classic Tradition

Thursday, 28th May 2020 11:00 | Live Online

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Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs

Wednesday 17th June 2020 10:00 | Live Online

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Collections & Storage

We will be offering free storage of any purchases in our Edinburgh saleroom until such time as collections become less restricted. We have been working with our local Mailboxes Etc branch and Aardvark Art Services to maintain a limited safe and contact-free collections and shipment service for smaller items for as long as possible.

Shipping Services for Chinese Language Speakers | Purchases from Sale 600 Asian & Islamic Art

Mr. Xigang Hu 胡夕剛 | Mail Boxes Etc. Romford
07766 905168 | Wechat ID: xiganghu /

Zixis Fine Art Ltd. | Mr Xiaoyang Zhang 張曉陽 先生
Wechat ID: seanzhang1986

For safety reasons no personal collections or alternative carriers will be allowed to pick-up or drop-off items at any of our UK venues until restrictions are lifted.



Our accounts teams will continue to be available to process payments and answer queries. We will be able to accept online payments through our website and bank transfer. There will be no on-site payment facilities and no cash accepted as all our venues are closed to the public. Please note our standard invoice payment terms will continue to apply.

Free Auction Valuations

For those wishing to discover more about the value of any artworks or jewellery they are looking to sell we offer an online valuations service via our website here. Alternatively, photos and details can be sent by email to

Request a Free Auction Estimate


Speak to a Specialist

Our specialist team are all still available to offer information and advice on buying and selling at auction. Browse our Specialist Directory below to discover more:

Meet the Specialists



The Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS have released comprehensive guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID-19), which our staff have familiarised themselves with: View NHS Guidelines

We continue to monitor the situation and follow government advice. We will be updating this page as the situation progresses with any changes to Lyon & Turnbull's service and schedule.


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