Piano Auctions

Buying at Auction

Our auctions are based in Central London and viewing takes place for several days beforehand.

Specialists will be in the room to answer all your queries and to give advice.


Before you bid you will need to 'register' with us and confirm your name, address and preferred method of payment.

Bidding, Paying and Collecting

If you are inexperienced or worried about bidding on the day you may wish to 'leave a bid' with a member of our staff. We would be happy to explain this to you as well as give you advice about 'absentee' and telephone bidding.

Payment should be made on the day of the sale and your piano collected the next day. We have specialist piano removers who will be pleased to give a competitive quote. 

Get a quote from G&R Removals or telephone (+44 (0) 1753 589080)

Get a quote from Butler Smith Specialist carriers or telephone (+44 (0) 800 085 0295) 

When obtaining a quote remember to check their loss & damage cover and terms and conditions. 

Before you buy please read the Buyer's Terms & Conditions. You will also find our Beginner's Auction Guide very useful, even if you are an expert.




GDPR Privacy Notice for Buyers

1.   What we need?

Our Personal Data Protection Policy governs the use and storage of your data. We can provide this Policy on your request.

Piano Auctions Limited is a Controller of the personal data you (data subject) provide to us. We collect the following types of personal data from you:


2.   Why we need it?

We need your personal data in order to provide you with the following services:


3.   What we do with it?

Your personal data is processed by Piano Auctions Limited in United Kingdom. We will share your data with a transportation company if such service is provided.


4.   How long we keep it?

Our Data Retention Policy governs the retention periods of personal data. We will keep Auction Sale Documents for 7 years. After this period your personal data will be irreversibly destroyed. Any personal data held by us for marketing purposes will be kept until such time that you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information. We can provide on your request our Data Retention Policy for more information on our retention schedule.


5.   What are your rights?

Should you believe that any personal data we hold on you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the ability to request to see this information, rectify it or have it deleted. Please contact us in order to be provided with Data Subject Access Request Form.

In the event that you wish to complain about how we have handled your personal data, please contact Sean McIlroy at sean@pianoauctions.co.uk or in writing at Malting Farmhouse, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3SU. Our Director will then look into your complaint and work with you to resolve the matter.

If you still feel that your personal data has not been handled appropriately according to the law, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office and file a complaint with them.