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Criterion Auctioneers Ltd

Islington Saleroom

53 Essex Road,
N1 2SF
(Nearest Tube, Angel)

Tel: 020 7359 5707

(Option 1 for Customer Services, Buyer Payments & Saleroom enquiries)

(Option 2 for Vendor Settlements & Head Office)

(Option 3 for WILTSHIRE Saleroom)

You can bring your items in for valuation and entry in to one of our weekly auctions Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm when it suits you.


NEW Viewing Times:

Monday's prior to sale: 9am - 6pm


NEW Consignments & Collection Opening Times:

Weekdays only 9am to 6pm


NEW Sale Day's

Monday's (Online Timed Sales):  Catalogues available on preceding Thursday evening from 6pm. Online maximum bids being accepted up to the time each lot begins to close at 20 second intervals.

Depending on the number of lots the sale will usually finish within 2 to 3 hours.  Every time a bid is made after 7pm but before the lot closes a counter bid in real-time will reset the closing clock by adding a further 10 minutes, enabling the under bidder to make a counter bid until there are no more bids.  Please note that bids left within 10 minutes of the close at 7pm will also extend the bidding time by a further 10 minutes on Lot 1 and each lot thereafter.

After sales of unsold lots can be made following the auction subject to your bid being accepted. Bids that do not meet the reserve price will not be accepted.


NEW Consignments

Accepted Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm without appointment.

Alternatively, email Customer Services with your travel details to 

or for an email valuation please send your photos and details to

NEW Catalogues available online at from Thursday, 6pm


Buyers Premium

All NEW online timed sales are currently being held on our website selling platform where there are registration charges of 4.8% inc VAT made by our platform provider in addition to Criterion's Buyers Premium of 26.4% inc VAT of the hammer price. These charges will be added to your invoice should you be the successful winner.

Our unique shop-front style saleroom on the busy Essex Road in Islington is a great place to buy and sell quality items.

With easy access and located amongst a great selection of shops and restaurants, the Islington saleroom makes for a convenient and enjoyable buying experience.