Postage & Packing

In all instances, the Auctioneers need to be advised that shipping is required. For all licensable weapons and modern air weapons, buyers will need to nominate a Registered Firearms Dealer in their locality. The nominated RFD will send a copy of his RFD certificate to Southams by email or post, Southams will issue a copy of their own RFD certificate by return.

Where required, the purchaser must send his/her Firearm or Shotgun certificate by recorded post to: Southams, 24 Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR.

On receipt of the necessary certificate(s), the Lot(s) will be packed and the purchaser will be invoiced. Upon receipt of payment, the Lot(s) will be entered onto the purchaser’s certificate and will be shipped to the nominated RFD with the purchaser’s certificate(s).

All firearms, including modern air weapons and antique guns will be packed by Southams and shipped via Parcel Force using the standard ExpressAM or Express48 Service. Expedited Shipping & Insurance are available on request – email: for a quotation. For firearms export outside the UK please contact HGSS -

Please be aware that we are unable to ship any live ammunition. Sundry Lots that do not require a licence (i.e. not guns or ammunition) can be collected, packed and shipped by Mailboxes Etc, who will issue their own invoice, their contact details are: Tel: 01234 305544 or
Note: Southams and Mailboxes Etc. are separate and independent businesses, therefore each must be paid individually.

Standard Charges:
Packing & Shipping of up to 3 guns within Zone 1* Parcelforce Express - £45.00+VAT
Each additional gun £10.00+VAT
Up to a maximum of 30kg per consignment.

*Zone 1 – England, Wales & Scotland (excluding Highlands & Islands)

Additional Charges:
Packing & Shipping of guns within Zones 2 & 3* Parcelforce Express - £POA
Packing & Shipping of guns to Isle of Wight – Additional £5+VAT
Saturday Delivery – Additional £12+VAT
Up to a maximum of 30kg per consignment.


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All charges +VAT @20%