Payment and Delivery
Methods of Payment
Sterling transfer to:
A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd
National Westminster Bank
P O Box 113
2a Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0PD
Account number 24525146
Sort Code 60 40 05
Swift Code NWBKGB2L
Please include your name and invoice number when sending instructions to the bank and inform A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd of your payment in order to speed-up the delivery of your purchases.
Sterling cash, bank drafts and personal cheques made payable to A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd are also accepted.
Card payments are subject to a 2% surcharge - including Mastercard, Visa, American Express and all non-UK cards. There is no charge for UK Debit cards.
US$ payments can also be accepted in the form of cash and cheques made payable to A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, please ask for the auction exchange rate.
EURO payments are accepted in the form of cash only. Please ask for the auction exchange rate. For bank transfers and cheque payments a charge of at least £10 must be added to the amount paid.
Collection and Delivery
You can collect lots purchased at auction as soon as you have settled your invoice from our premises at:
If you choose to have your items shipped to you by Baldwin's your lots will be sent via Special Delivery for those who live within the UK. This allows us to keep track of your parcel and compensates the package in case it goes missing. You are guaranteed by Royal Mail to receive this before 1pm the next working day, however Baldwin's cannot be held responsible for items that are delayed by Royal Mail.
Purchasers that live overseas will have their lots sent via 'International Signed For' delivery. Again, all items are tracked but only until they leave the UK - once they have left the UK the purchaser can track the item through the relevant postal system website using the tracking number provided by Baldwin's.
If you have purchased numerous lots from our auction or the value of your items is exceptionally high we encourage you to have your items couriered using Fed Ex (Overseas) or Parcel Force (Overseas and UK). Prices for postage and packaging by this method will be higher so please contact a member of Baldwin's staff on +44(0)20 7930 9808 for a quote.
Once we have received full payment in settlement of your invoice we aim to get your lots to you as soon as possible. Royal Mail's target time is within 3 working days for packages going to countries in Western Europe, 4 working days to Eastern Europe and 5 working days for the Rest of the World however Baldwin's cannot be held responsible for items that are delayed by Royal Mail or any other postal service. We try to send out every lot as quickly as possible after an auction but this is entirely dependant on the volume of items being dispatched by our packaging department. We ask you to be patient at peak times.
We do not have the facility to ship large items so you will therefore need to make alternative arrangements. Many of our clients use the following shipping service for such items:
Premier Business Park
Bedfordshire LU3 3HP.
All auction lots should be collected or arrangements made for shipping within 7 days of the auction if items are not removed within 7 days of purchase. Baldwin's reserve the right to charge storage and to resell the items by auction or privately, without notice to the buyer.