3. Meaning of 'auctioneer' and licensing requirements.

Auctioneers are agents1 who sell goods or other property by auction2. They do not require any general auctioneers' licence for the purposes of carrying on their business, although they do require excise licences for the sale of excisable commodities3 and a licence is required for the exportation of objects of cultural interest4. The unlicensed sale or offering or exposing for sale of any wild bird, or an egg or any part of such, is an offence5.

An auctioneer or an employee of an auctioneer may possess firearms or ammunition6 in the ordinary course of business as an auctioneer without holding