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Shipping Policy

PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT POST THE FOLLOWING:

  • ITEMS OVER 1 METER OR OVER 30KG IN WEIGHT
    BREAKABLES (CHINA/GLASS)

  • PICTURES/ART WITH GLASS IN FRAMES



PRICING: The following prices include packing services and VAT.
Royal Mail:  
  • Jiffy bag up to 100g £8.99

  • Up to 500g £9.99

  • DPD Tracked Next Day (Sent on Thursday after sale)
    Parcel  up to 10 kilos £13.99 & 50p per additional kilo.
  • This covers most items with the exception of those over 100cm in any direction.


Large / Pallet Items
UK Freight/Pallet Shipping is available, this is for up to 1200kg, and will need to fit on a standard pallet. Cost is dependent, but usually around £60. A quote can be found HERE. (Our postcode is PL19 9RQ)

OFFSHORE 2 DAY: (N.I., C.I., I.O.M.,Highlands, I,O,W. ) £19.99 per consignment, to include the first 10 kilos then £1 per kilo after.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS-PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER ONLY (BANK TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY)
Option 1: 3rd Party fully insured delivery from Mail Boxes Plymouth are a specialist shipping and packing service for fine art, antiques & collectables. They can be contacted for a quote before the sale on 01752 257224.

Option 2: Our in house service is limited to, and is as follows: Our courier collects on the THURSDAY following the auction so to use this service we must receive payment via debit card (credit cards not accepted) over the phone or bank transfer by WEDNESDAY AT 12:00.  We recommend you contact us prior to auction with any questions about postage. (SAT 9:12 & SUN 12:4  are public viewing times and we are contactable for enquiries.)

INSURANCE: The carrier DPD covers up to £1000 per consignment. Jiffy bags through Royal Mail Special Delivery cover up to £500. GLASS AND CHINA ARE NOT COVERED  
DRAKES AUCTIONS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSSES/DAMAGE DURING SHIPPING/POSTAGE. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH DPD or ROYAL MAIL SPECIAL DELIVERY TRACKING INFORMATION ON REQUEST.

For INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE : Please contact us ASAP prior to or straight after the sale for your quote. .
It remains the buyers responsibility to contact the auction house to arrange delivery.
Any items not collected, or courier arranged, by the following Monday may incur storage fees of £3 per day per item, and if remain left by the buyer, may be entered into the following sale to cover auction house fees. We always prefer to work with our customers where possible, and contacting us is always preferable.