How to sell at Auction
Complimentary Appraisal Service.
Our Auctioneer Valuers offer complimentary appraisal service for items that you may be considering selling.
- Ring the office for a convenient time for you to bring the items to the saleroom.
- If the items are too bulky to transport, contact the office on 01730 233933 to arrange a free home visit.
- Alternatively, send images by post or email our complimentary Appraisal Service
The Auctioneer will advise you upon auction estimates and suggest reserves where appropriate. He will also advise you the next auction date that he recommends.
Submitting the items for sale
On deciding you wish to sell, we will arrange collection of the item(s) and issue you with a receipt. Please note that there is a 2% charge on the sale price for the insurance that protects your items(s) whilst in our care.Your items will be photographed and catalogued following which we will send you a pre-sale advice.
To promote the sale of your item(s), they will appear on our website and our catalogue is also replicated on the industry recognised Antique Trade Gazette website. All our Auctions are advertised widely in local, regional and trade press. We have a large database of potential buyers to whom your items will also be marketed.The Auction is also on The Saleroom live bidding which attracts buyers from the UK and around the world.
After the Auction:
How can I find out if my item sold at auction?
To find out if your item has been sold, visit the Results page after the sale, which will show the hammer price of each lot.
How will I be paid for my items?
A cheque will be sent four weeks following the successful sale of your item(s) at auction. Please note that the Seller pays a percentage of the final hammer price. (Vendors Commission).
All items are subject to an additional 2% insurance Fee.
What happens if my item is unsold?
Unsold Items should be collected within 5 working days of the Auction, unless they are to be re-entered in the following auction at a reduced reserve. (At the Auctioneers discretion and with your agreement.)
Please note that all items sold are done so under our conditions of sale.