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.  


Forthcoming Auctions




29th April 2021 14:00

Live Online

View auction



Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection

29th April 2021 18:00
Live Online

View auction


Modern Made

Modern Art & Post-War Design

30th April 2021 10:00
Live Online

View auction


View all forthcoming auctions ⇒


Auction Viewing by Appointment


We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to our all our venues for viewings by appointment only from 27th April.



Lalique | Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th April

Design on the Move: Posters from the Shell Heritage Art Collection | Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th April

MODERN MADE: Modern Art & Post-War Design | Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th April



Fine Asian & Islamic Works of Art | Friday 7th to Thursday 13th May 

Book your London viewing appointment:

0207 930 9115

Book your appointment online ⇒


Viewing appointments of individual lots in our Edinburgh auction of African & Oceanic Art, Antiquities and Natural History are available on Friday 30th April & Tuesday 4th May. Appointments can be booked with Juliette Behr on 0131 557 8844.


Purchase Collections


From 6th April we will, again, be able to offer by appointment collections and deliveries to both private individuals and professional carriers. For the comfort and safety of our staff and clients this service will be strictly by appointment, as well as a requirement for masks and social distancing. 

Get in touch with our Edinburgh or Glasgow 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 |




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.

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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