Metheringham Auction Rooms


We are a long established auction house located just off of the B1188 around half way between Lincoln and Sleaford, in Lincolnshire, holding weekly general sales every Monday evening, starting at 6pm (including Bank Holidays).

We also hold periodical catalogued sales as well as incorporating cars, antiques, collectables and specially instructed lots into our normal weekly sale. Viewing for general sales is held all day on Sundays, and from 10am until the start of the sale on Mondays (limited viewing may be held for catalogued sales and certain higher value lots. Please check for details).

We always hope to have, and have previously sold, furniture and smalls from the Georgian period through to 70's kitsch..... Items from the Victorian Aesthetic Movement to Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Amongst many thousands of other items we have sold White Star Line memorabilia, Boer War and other assorted militaria, sterling Silver antiques, fine jewellery, original art works, long case clocks and many other period items.

As one of the few auction houses in Lincolnshire to hold a fire arms licence you may also find active shot guns and live, collectable ammunition on offer in one of our periodical catalogued sales.

Lots offered in the general sale typically include everything from fine antiques to booters' boxes. We also offer new and pre-owned items: Jewellery, furniture, white goods..... Through to home, industrial, garden, electrical and office items and much more.

An average general sale tends to include around 400 - 500 very varied lots, which should include something for everyone - Whether trade buyers, or private.

We're happy to offer free advice for both buyers and sellers. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Metheringham Auction Rooms are happy to offer help to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support wherever possible.
We hold an annual raffle to help with their cause.
We also accept saleable items for auction within any of our general sales, to help with their cause. We take no seller's commission from lots entered into auction for them, Macmillan receives the full amount of the hammer price.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Don't forget: The box on the counter accepts good old cash anytime during normal business hours!

Coming Soon

forthcoming sales and items of interest

Aside from the wide variety of lots entered into our general sales we also hold catalogued ("special") sales within our main auction once every 6 - 12 weeks which include more unusual and collectable items and antiques.

On this page you will find information about any catalogued and one-off auctions we have planned, along with links to sale previews and catalogues.
We will also publish details here of noteable lots entered into our general sales - These often arrive at short notice, so it's worth checking this page on a regular basis.

We are pleased to be able to extend our services to include the handling of certified shotguns. As one of only a few auction houses in Lincolnshire to be able to offer this service we are able to cover any of our catalogued sales with a Lincolnshire Police auctioneers shotgun permit.

Please feel free to contact us if you wish to enter any specific lots into one of our catalogued sales, we'll be happy to offer free help and advice.


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Catalogued sales

Special Sale: December 2015

We will be holding our next included sale of antiques, collectables and curios,
at 7pm (within our weekly general sale) on Monday December 7th.
Some early entries include:
Gold and Silver jewellery, Beswick horse figures, Black Forest carvings,
furniture, artwork, Royal Albert tablewares... And much more.
We will continue to accept lots for this sale until Noon on Wednesday December 2nd

December Special Sale

Available here from:
Monday November 30th

Catalogue (text)
December Special Sale

Available here from:
Noon, Saturday December 5th

Catalogue (images)
December Special Sale

Available here from:
Noon, Saturday December 5th

Past Sales

just a few of the notable and more unusual lots we've sold in the past

  • 2 berths, toilet, serviced, MOT'd, gas, tools, TV..... Ready to go

    7/13 - General sale

    Nu Venture "Surf" compact motor home

  • Owned, signed and certified by Steve Parrish. The fire suit was originally owned by James Hunt

    4/10 - Catalogued sale

    A fire suit and two sets of racing leathers

  • Late C19th worldwide currencies with 2 small boxes of loose early C20th coins & notes

    3/14 - Catalogued sale

    An album of assorted coins and bank notes

  • By Dimitri Omersa, for Liberty’s

    8/15 - General sale

    A c1960's Leather foot stool

  • 1970 Embassy model with 526-1 calibre movement

    12/13 - General sale

    A Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos mantle clock

  • D2, by Merli

    4/08 - One off sale

    A large c1960's Capodimonte table piece

  • With eight day moon phase movement. By Hutchinson of Retford

    3/12 - Catalogued sale

    A c1800's Oak long case clock

  • Standing on a three section Marble pillar. Approx 6 feet (1.9 metres) tall overall

    9/13 - Catalogued sale

    An Alabaster and Marble female bust

  • Fitted with loading arms and back-hoe. Including tine set, digging, ditching and loading buckets

    8/14 - General sale

    A Kubota B2150 compact tractor

  • Complete. In a Mahogany table-top cabinet

    6/13 - Catalogued sale

    A late C19th games compendium

  • Flemish, early Victorian

    5/15 - Catalogued sale

    A carved Oak display cabinet

  • Ex 2nd Lincolnshire Volunteer Brigade

    7/15 - Catalogued sale

    An 1897 Pattern officer’s dress sword

  • Well, an 8 foot long stage prop

    Oddly enough.....

    A 1916 Mk1 Male tank

  • Empty, unfortunately!

    Oddly enough.....

    A 1950's concessioners tray

  • OK, so a life-sized anatomical model

    Oddly enough.....

    A Human Spine and Pelvis


for buyers and sellers

For buyers:

Q: What can I expect to find in the general auction?

Entries vary hugely from sale to sale. There can be anything from booters' boxes to large pieces of furniture, job lots, even cars and vans. We could have new items, antiques and anything in between - We never know for certain ourselves until we're approached by vendors. There could be individual private lots, or complete deceased estates entered by the trade, local authorities solicitors or courts.

Q: When's the general sale held; when can I view?

The general sale is held every Monday (except over Xmas & the New Year), starting at 6pm.
Viewing for the weekly sale is held from 9 - 6 on Saturdays and Sundays, and from 10 - 5:45 on the day of the sale.
We don't produce catalogues for the general auctions. Any viewing or auction details that differ for catalogued, or one-off, sales will be announced on the coming soon page of the site, along with information about any previews and catalogues.

Q: Do I need to do anything before I bid?

If you don't already have one, you'll need to register and obtain a bidding number at the desk on sale days (please be sure to register before the start of the auction). You only need to register once, keeping your bidding number for future use.

Q: I can't attend the auction, can I still bid?

Yes. Absentee bids can be placed in one of three ways. You can either:
Call in and complete a commission bid form. Arrange a telephone bid, or e-mail us with details of the lot number (or detailed lot description), your bidding number and your maximum bid before Noon on the day of the auction.
Our contact details can be found here.

Q: What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, cheques (with a valid guarantee card) along with all major credit and debit cards (with the exception of AMEX).
Minimum spends apply, credit cards are liable to a 2% surcharge.
We also accept PayPal and PayPal Mobile. Please enquire at the desk if you wish to use this service before you bid. No cash-back given.

Q: When can I collect my purchases?

Any outside lots purchased must be paid for and removed by the end of the sale.
Lots purchased from inside the auction rooms should be paid for and collected before the close of business on the day following the sale*
(*Unless prior arrangements have been made with us).
Any lots not paid for and collected within the stated periods may be either offered to the under-bidder, or re-entered for the next auction as an unpaid bid.

Q: I missed the auction, can I buy lots after the sale?

Yes. If a lot has been offered for auction and remains unsold we can quote any reserve and sell it up until the Friday following the sale.

Q: Are there refreshments available during the sale?

Yes. "Totally Tasty" provide a choice of hot soups, rolls, burgers, home made cakes and snacks, along with hot and cold drinks from approximately 5pm until the end of the sale.

For sellers:

Q: What sort of items can I enter for auction?

Pretty much anything that's legal and saleable. There are extra statutory requirements applicable to portable electrical appliances and soft furnishings, please click here for a .pdf containing more information.
We do not accept unsuitable items and will withdraw any items that are later found not to be in the condition described, not working as expected, illegal, or electrical items that fail a required PAT test.

Q: When do you accept entries for the general sale?

Basically we accept items for general sales from 10am on Tuesday mornings and stop when we are full. This varies from week to week so it's often advisable to contact us before you set out with any large items, or if you have to travel any distance.
The closing date for entries into any of our catalogued sales is announced on our coming soon page and in our newsletters, along with any other relative information.

Q: Do I need to bring anything else along with me?

Yes. We will need your vendor number (you'll be given one the first time you enter anything for auction with us). Also, it helps if you have a list of your entries, especially if you have any special instructions, or want to set a reserve against any items.

Q: Do you charge an entry or lotting up fee?

We charge a single, one off, entry fee of £1 per lot for our general sales, unsold lots are entered into two subsequent sales at no extra cost.
We only charge a low commission rate for sold lots, and a small percentage of any reserve set by the vendor against unsold or withdrawn lots.
Any electrical testing (PAT) fees are passed on at cost to ourselves.
Entries into any of our catalogued sales are charged at £2 per lot. Any unsold lots are then entered into the two following general sales at no extra cost.

Q: How do I find out whether my items have sold?

If you can't make it to the auction please contact us after lunchtime on the Thursday following the sale, quoting your vendor number.

Q: How many sales will my items be entered into?

We run lots through a maximum of three sales, after which any unsold items must be removed from the sale room.
We reserve the right to either: Auction any uncollected items for charity, or dispose of uncollected items and recover any costs incurred and outstanding fees from monies due to the vendor.

Q: When can I collect any money I have due to me?

We pay out any time from 8th day after the date that your items sold. Unfortunately we cannot pay out on sale days due to the availability of small change.
PLEASE NOTE: We will only make payment on production of your vendor number, and only to the person registered against that number. You may be asked for proof of identification.

Q: I want to reserve my item, can you help value it?

Yes. You can bring smaller items to the sale room for advice, or we can arrange local house calls for furniture, or quantities that you want to enter for auction with us.


Q: Do you provide transport for larger items?

A: No, but we can supply you with the details of a helpful, local haulier for you to make your own arrangements.

Q: I can't find an answer to my question, what can I do?

A: Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or if there's something you're not sure about.

Contact Us

plus opening times and map

12 The MoorlandsMetheringhamLincolnLN4 3HX

01526 323422

Monday: 9am - End of sale
Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - Noon
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm