Join our Auctions from Anywhere

Join our Auctions from Anywhere

Discover a Range of Options to Suit You

There are lots of ways to enjoy browsing and bidding in our auctions, from whereever you are in the world our specialist teams are on hand to help from your first look to collecting your winning lot.  

Online Catalogues

All our sales are fully illustrated online ahead of the sale. Additional images and condition report information 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 , video call or by appointment at a location to suit you.  

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, Invaluable and Live Auctioneers (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

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. 

Bidding in the Room

Bidding in the room is available for selected auctions now.  Registration will be required on arrival and masks to be worn at all times. See our Auction Calendar for more info.  




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Auction Viewing 


We are delighted to be able to welcome you to both our Edinburgh and London venues for open viewing.  Viewing times are available in the printed catalogues, on the auction calendar and at the top of every online catalogue.  


Purchase Collections


We offer by appointment collections and drop-offs to both private individuals and professional carriers. Get in touch with our venue teams to find out more.

To find out more about collections/ deliveries please contact:

EDINBURGH SALEROOM | | 0131 557 8844 

LONDON GALLERY | |  0207 930 9115

GLASGOW GALLERY | | 0141 333 1992 



We are able to provide you with an estimated UK shipping quote from art and antiques shipping specialists Mailboxes Etc. for applicable items (see the Shipping Estimate tab on the lot detail pages). Please note larger items and international purchases will require a "price on application" quote request.

Before Bidding

We automatically apply an estimated UK shipping quote to as many lots as possible prior to the auction (predominantly for smaller items such as works of art, smaller paintings, ceramics/ glass, etc).

Before bidding, you can see how much it would cost to have the lot delivered to any address in the UK by clicking on the 'Shipping Estimate' tab on the lot detail page on our website.

For items we are unable to provide an estimated shipping quote for (typically larger lots such as furniture and pictures and for international shipping), a bespoke shipping estimate can be obtained from the Mailboxes Etc team through the "price on application" quote request form.

Successfully won a lot?  

If you are successful in purchasing the lot, and if a shipping cost has been pre-allocated, you can view the associated shipping cost in the ‘My Account’ section of our website. If you are signed in to your account, this will show as your username/name on the far right of the top main menu. The estimated or bespoke shipping quote will also be linked to your invoice

Should you decide to accept the quote and use pre-quoted shipping service, simply click on the shipping icon under ‘My Account’, or follow the link on your invoice to add the cost

Even if you have already paid for your purchases, you may decide to add shipping at a later date and pay the balance. Use the link on your original invoice, or click the shipping icon under ‘My Account

Once you agree to use the service, you will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge that you have added shipping to your invoice. You will receive a further email notifying you when your items have been dispatched.

You are, of course, very welcome to use alternative couriers. We include information alternative carriers on our Buying at Auction - Collections & Shipping page or in your invoice.

Please note all shippers are third parties and not part of Lyon & Turnbull Ltd.




Our accounts teams are available to process payments and answer queries. We will be able to accept online payments through our website and bank transfer.

On-site payment facilities are by appointment and no cash accepted. 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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