Piano Auctions

Buying at Auction

Our online auction will take place at 12.00 midday on the 9th July and viewing which will be by appointment only, takes place for 5 days beforehand. Please see Important Notice to Buyers on our Newspage for the full sale details.

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 and address.


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.

This auction will be held online and in real time at 12 noon on 9th July 2020.

Bidding online: you can bid online by registering with one of the following;

www.the-saleroom.com   (an extra charge of 4.95% + VAT applies.)

www.easyliveauction.com  (a £3 registration fee applies.)

Telephone Bidding: You can book a telephone line with us to bid over the phone. Lines are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All telephone bids must be booked with the auctioneer by 11am on the morning of the auction.

Commission Bidding: You may leave a written bid. The auctioneer will then bid incrementally on your behalf during the sale up to the maximum amount you have chosen. If the final bid is less than your maximum bid, you will only have to pay this lower price.


For this auction the method of payment will be Bank Transfer.  All lots must be paid for in full by 4pm on Monday 13th July 2020.

Collection and Storage

All lots must be collected by 4pm on Monday 13th July 2020. If you are using another carrier other than G&R Piano Removals, they will need to arrange a collection time and date directly with G&R Piano Removals. Pianos not collected by this time will incur a storage charge. Please note lots can not be released to the buyer until payment has been received.

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.