Over the last 10 to 15 years, I have been receiving a quarterly auction catalogue, dispatched about 4 to 5 weeks before the auction, in about 1 week maximum. Since the spring of this year, the catalogues have arrived anything between 5 and 25 days after the auction. Fortunately I can bid on-line.
I have no proof, but I suspect the EU is just playing hard ball. As Warwick suggests, all as expected. Bob.
Yesterday today was tomorrow. Don't dilly dally!