Durrants Auction Rooms are pleased to announce they will be reopening to the public later this month with items for forthcoming auctions already being invited. Valuations are already taking place by appointment.
In line with government guidance, the Auction Rooms in Beccles have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but services are now able to resume with auctions being held exclusively online for now. The first sale will take place on Friday 12th June.
Nicholas Rudge, director of Durrants Auctions, said: “We are thrilled to be able to return to what we do best and provide a valuable service to our many loyal customers. Obviously there will be some changes to our procedures to maintain social distancing leglislation but we are very much open for business.”
Durrants Auctions have already started a remote valuation and collection service from the forecourt of the Auction Rooms using a new interactive appointment system on their website to comply with social distancing. They will hold one specialist sale per week on Fridays with General Antiques with Furniture the first to be held.
“Thankfully the vast majority of our sales have been available to follow online for some time with live video and remote bidding so this service will now take centre stage until we are able to welcome the public back fully for auctions to watch live and in-person,” Mr. Rudge added.
“We have already heard from people who have used the lockdown to have a thorough clear out of their home so we would welcome anyone who would like an item valued for one of our forthcoming sales featuring silver, jewellery, toys and collectables as well as watches and clocks.”
An updated Auction Calendar has now been published on the Durrants Auctions website durrantsauctions.com. The website also has the new appointment calendar where you can book a slot for valuations, collections or deliveries of items. Alternatively, you can phone to book an appointment on 01502 713490.