Beatrix Potter Collection

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Friday 06 November 2020

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Tuesday 3rd November – 9am to 5pm,
Wednesday 4th November – 9am to 5pm,
Viewing for this sale is available with restrictions.
A limited number of people will be permitted in the salerooms at any one time and strict social distancing measures will be in place.
All customers must wear a face covering.

A collection of Beatrix Potter figures to be sold on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Payment and Click & Collect
During November please note the following arrangements for payment and collection of lots.

Once the sale has finished, successful buyers will be emailed an invoice including details to make a bank transfer. Payment is strictly by bank transfer only.

Collection is strictly by appointment.

This can be made by phoning 01234 266 366.

Please make sure you give your client reference and surname

Entrance to the Auction Centre car park will only be permitted with an appointment. Upon arrival you will be directed where to park and wait in your vehicle. A porter will collect and place your purchases near to your vehicle and you will be responsible for loading.

Please note that our staff will be strictly adhering to social distancing rules during the collection (i.e. keeping a distance of at least two meters) and that customers will not be permitted to enter the Auction Centre.

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If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our sales please contact Lindsay Taylor on 01234 266366 or email

For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.

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