Coronavirus COVID-19 Policy
We are open!
Following the government’s recent announcement Toovey’s are delighted to be opening on 15th June 2020 following our temporary closure.
Whilst closed, we have created a COVID Secure environment to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. As a result, certain aspects of our business will change in the short term.
We are returning with a temporarily smaller team, so please be patient when calling, emailing or visiting our salerooms.
Our opening hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Our café will remain closed and will not be available during viewings.
Valuations at the salerooms will be by appointment Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm, so please call our offices to arrange on 01903 891955. We can provide house visits following government guidelines at all times. In addition, Toovey’s continue to offer online valuations by email.
Our auction calendar has changed. We have decided on an exciting new schedule of single day auctions rather than our usual sale week format.
Viewing in person will be by appointment, so please call our offices to book your slot. You will also need to register your interest to attend the auction in person to enable us to comply with social distancing. Online bidding, of course, is still available.
The list of auctions and sale dates for all departments will continue to grow, so far the confirmed dates are as follows:
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 11am Asian and Islamic Ceramics and Works of Art.
Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 12 noon Paper Collectables (Stamps, Postcards, Cigarette and Trade Cards, Photographs, Autographs and Ephemera)
Tuesday 7th July 2020 at 11am Furniture
Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 11am Collectors’ Items, Works of Art and Light Fittings, Textiles and Rugs.
To enable us to react to changes in guidelines and accommodate the new sale cycle, we will not be producing a printed catalogue for these auctions. Instead we have focused on the free online catalogues and made sure there are more illustrations for our potential bidders and buyers. Clients can print all catalogues from our website, if required, at www.tooveys.com.
Stay up to date!
More sale dates will be added very soon, to be notified of forthcoming sales please sign up to our auction alerts at https://www.tooveys.com/auction-alerts/
On behalf of us all at Toovey’s I would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and support during these difficult times. Our thoughts are with all of you who are and have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 25 years we have sought to serve you and we will continue to do so in any way we can.
With our thanks and best wishes,