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 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 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, 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. 

Please note there will be no in-room bidding available for our current season of specialist auctions.  


Bidding in Asian & Islamic Works of Art - 25 November 2020

Bidding levels in the forthcoming Asian & Islamic Works of Art auction will be capped. Clients who are looking to spend over £20,000 hammer may be requested by Lyon & Turnbull to submit a Bid Limit Request application and deliver to Lyon & Turnbull a deposit.

Bidding for Asian Art


Forthcoming Auctions


Five Centuries:
Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art

18th - 19th November 2020 10:00 | Live Online

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Asian & Islamic Works of Art

25th November 2020 10:00 | Live Online

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Scottish Paintings & Sculpture

4th December  2020 14:00 | Live Online

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Auction Viewing by Appointment

We are now able to offer auction viewing by appointment in the lead up to sale days. Visit our appointment bookings page to select a time and date that suits you (the number of visitors per time slot is limited to allow social distancing to be maintained).


Book an Appointment to View


Purchase Collections


For the comfort and safety of our clients and staff item collections at all three of our UK venues will be by appointment only. Get in touch with our Edinburgh, Glasgow & London teams to find out more.

To arrange a time to collect - auction purchases (buyers) or unsold items (vendors) - or deliver items for sales please contact:

EDINBURGH SALEROOM | 0131 557 8844 | 

LONDON GALLERY |  0207 930 9115 | (Appts available Monday to Wednesday 10am to 4.30pm) 

GLASGOW GALLERY | 0141 333 1992 |




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.  We can now offer on-site payment facilities, however no cash will be accepted.

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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