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Sale Venue

The venue for our regular printed catalogue sales is the Swedenborg Hall at 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH.  Access to the Hall is via the door and lobby off Barter Street.

The Swedenborg Society was formed in 1810 to publish and study the works of Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish philosopher and inventor.  The Society premises are within a Listed Georgian building of great character and the Hall provides a peaceful and pleasant setting.


The nearest London Undergound Station is Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines), a few minutes walk from the Swedenborg Hall.  From Holborn Station exit, turn left and cross Kingsway.  Cross High Holborn, walk west along High Holborn.  Turn right into Southampton Place.  Turn left into Barter Street and the entrance to the Swedenborg Hall is on your right.

The London Underground stations of Russell Square and Tottenham Court Road are also within easy walking distance.

The Hall is also a short walk from the British Museum and Sir John Sloane's Museum.

Local Accommodation:

The Holiday Inn (Bloomsbury) is situated only a short walk from the Hall, in Coram Street, very near to Russell Square London Underground station.  The Holiday Inn provides rooms and facilities of a reasonable standard.

Other options might include Premier Travel Inns situated at County Hall, Westminster (by the London Eye and Houses of Parliament) and Kensington (close by the main London Museums - Natural History, Science, Geological and Victoria & Albert).  Both of these are a short journey from the Swedenborg Hall by London Undergound.  There are also other Travel Inns and many hotels to choose from in central London.

All of these hotels accept bookings on-line or by telephone.

Viewing & Registration:

Viewing of all lots will be available at the Swedenborg Hall at times published for each sale.  Private viewing arrangements are also available at our Essex premises, by appointment.

Registration and Invoicing will be undertaken in the Swedenborg Hall, together with viewing.  Members of our staff will be available to assist in any way.

On arrival you will be asked to Register and to provide proof of identity (such as passport, photo driving licence) and proof of address (such as a utility bill).  Commercial clients will be asked to provide a letterhead or business card.  You will also be asked how you intend paying for any purchases.

Sale Arrangements:

The arrangements for each sale will be published on our website and in the printed catalogues.  Please contact us if you have any queries.


If you wish to take any purchases home with you on the day of the sale, full payment will be required before you may do so.  On the day of the sale, the only methods acceptable for payment will be cash (up to a maximum limit of £7,000) or debit/credit card (use of a credit card will incur a 3% surcharge). 

For purchases where immediate payment is not possible, we will forward an invoice in the days following the sale and this will include suggestions for shipping purchases directly to the buyer's registered address.  Please note that shipping can only be to the address registered with us.

Export/Import Regulations:

Any overseas client with a registered address outside the UK/EU who purchases items to which the UK Cultural Property Regulations may be applicable will be required to sign a waiver undertaking that they will apply for the appropriate Export Licence before removing the items from the UK.  We are able to assist in applying for Licences, on request and we will automatically apply for Licenses before shipping to any overseas address.  The processing of licences can be protracted.  Clients are asked to remember that deferrment of a Licence is not a ground to rescind the sale.  Overseas Buyers must also check for any restrictions on the import of items to their homeland.  TimeLine Auctions Ltd is not responsible for any matters arising from import controls.

Auction Catalogue

Viewing from noon Monday 20th November 2017
Champagne Reception: 5.30 - 9pm
Auctions start 10am GMT (Lunch 1.30 - 2pm)

Tuesday 21st November 2017 (Day 1)
(lot 1 - 563)
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Day 2)
(lot 564 - 974)
Coins, Banknotes & Medals (lot 1001 - 1211)

Auction Venue:
The Court House
363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN

Thursday 23rd November 2017 (Day 3)
(lot 1301 -1905)
Friday 24th November 2017 (Day 4)
Medieval Antiquities
(lot 1906 - 2508)
Saturday 25th November 2017 (Day 5)
Natural History
(lot 2509 - 2838)
Coins, Banknotes & Medals (lot 3001 - 3432)

See auction lots: