Selling in our Commercial Auctions

Commercial entries are generally accepted up to three weeks prior to the auction. We sell commercial lots each week in our weekly auctions, however sometimes it may be more appropriate to enter your items into a commercial auction.

Commercial Auction Entries

If you think your items are potentially suitable to be entered into one of our scheduled catering or collective machinery auctions, please contact the relevant department with photographs of your items and arrange to deliver the items to the saleroom.

We often deal with clients who have large stocks of items they wish to sell. We regularly hold timed online auctions at the premises’ of such businesses or individuals looking to liquidate stock.

Entering Items for Sale

Saleroom staff can assist with valuation advice, completion of the entry forms and any other questions. At our Bedford and St Neots auction centres, we have a forklift truck and trained drivers to help unload your items.

It is important to ensure items entered for sale are clearly labelled with your client reference number. Failure to this will lead to problems in obtaining payment for your goods following the sale.


If you are unable to deliver goods yourself please make contact with the Bedford office on 01234 266366 or or Leamington Spa office on 01926 889 100 as we have our own fleet of vehicles and staff able to undertake collections.

Collecting Payment

(W&H Peacock only) Cash can be collected from our reception office unless you specifically request for a cheque to be sent on the entry form you complete when entering goods. Please remember to bring photo ID when collecting cash. Vendors may also request payment directly into their bank accounts, please contact us for more information.


You will be required to provide basic information to obtain a client registration card i.e your name, address, telephone number and email along with one proof of identification.

Required Identification: pictured driving licence or utility bill – dated within last 3 months (please note a passport is not a proof of address).

In return you will receive a permanent reference card number this can be used at any W&H Peacock Auction Centre at Bedford, St Neots or Locke & England in Leamington Spa and at auctions we conduct at off site premises. This card must be used whenever you buy or sell.