Due to the recent changes and the restructure of the business, we will now clear over 20,000 items of luxury goods at very low reserve prices. We are currently engaged in selling our warehouses and showrooms and we need to clear the premises by the Autumn of 2024.

We will hold a series of small Auctions in area’s of Scotland that we have a strong client base and give you an opportunity to claim some great lots as many will be sold to the highest bidders.


North Lakes Hotel, Penrith

Sunday 21st July

Doors open 1:00pm, auction starts 2:00pm

All profits from this auction going to RNLI Lifeboats


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For those that don’t know us. Charles Phillips was formed in 1987,  We are consignment Auctioneers who specialise in the expeditious clearance of quality merchandise at below market price. Typical categories are, Original Art, Famous Artist Limited Editions, Diamond Jewellery, Hand made furniture, Sculptures, Bronzes, Carvings, Decorative Porcelain, Wines and Whisky, Persian Carpets, Memorabilia and Unique one of kind Artistic items. For the past 30 plus years we have procured goods from customers, manufactures and Artisans from around the globe. Our main service was to containerise and ship these goods to the UK and sell by live Auction at our venues in the Uk and Ireland. We also built a major showroom facility within our head office premises to facilitate customers mainly in interior design fields or for customers transforming building interiors.

As they say “All good things come to an end” Since all our lives dramatically changed over the last 3 years so did our life styles and the way we purchase goods. With the surge in online buying it’s no longer economically viable for our sector to hold large Venue Auctions,  so an online Auction service is a natural step for our future. Our premises are right in the middle of an active development zone so it was an easy choice for us to sell and re locate to an office environment in order to perform our online Auctions. I must say it’s not the same as a vibrant interactive live Auction which always has a lot of buzz and excitement but on the plus side it’s easy to operate, you upload photographs, create an online catalogue then arrange delivery of sold items through the owner of the goods at the Auction close. No need for the large storage premises or operating your own transport fleet.

We now want to give the final push to clear our premises and will be appearing in your area soon for the final time ( Scotland only ) Please look out for your invitation. This last Auction will be the one you shouldn’t miss as many previous price tags have been removed and goods will sell to the highest bidders !!!

If you haven’t been to any of our events before why not come a long and see one for yourself, we are always keen to add customers to our mailing list for future online events. Whatever location event you attend you will see a great cross section of the above mentioned categories. If you are unable to stay for the whole event and are still able to attend the viewing period it’s still possible to leave a bid on any item with the Auctioneer.


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Once you have registered you are all set to start your bidding journey, we will offer many of these “one of a kind” items for sale at very attractive offer prices, you can leave whatever bid you feel comfortable with, if you are outbid at anytime you will receive email notification, if you don’t want to be continually bidding on the same lot you have the option to leave your maximum bid this does not mean that you will end up paying this amount eg if your maximum bid is £200 and the previous bid is £100 your next bid would be applied at £110 if no further bids are received and providing the lot has reached the reserve price at the end of the bidding period you would be the winner at £110! You will receive email notifications of all the bids you submit.

Any bid placed on a lot will activate the 7 day timer countdown. Once activated the timer will run for 7 days from the time the first bid is placed.

Near the end of the bidding period on any particular lot we operate a standard 10 minute rule which means that any bid received within the last 10 minutes of the lot closing will automatically trigger the bidding extension period for a further 10 minutes. This extension will repeat and apply to any subsequent bids until the item is sold.

We operate an easy access system to our auction catalogue, you can scroll through all our lots or you can use the drop down menu if you are only interested in a specific category, when you see something you like you can click on this item where you will see multiple pictures and more lot information, once you are happy to bid you just follow the on screen procedure. Once your bid is confirmed it will state that you are either in the lead or that you may have been outbid by a maximum bid which is already registered in the system, this can sometimes be frustrating but just hang in there and increase your bid until you are either in the lead or you have reached the maximum you want to bid.

When the auction closes on a lot you will receive automatic confirmation by email of any lots won. Someone from our office will make contact with you for payment and delivery/collection details, this would normally be within 24 hours after the auction closes. We like to have all invoices settled within 5 days maximum from the auction closing.



From £5 TO £100 the increments are £5
From above £100 to £200 the increments are £10
From above £200 to £500 the increments are £25
From above £500 upwards the increments are £50



All goods are subject to 30% inc vat/sales tax

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