Valuation for Sale
We offer a free valuation service for any item brought into the Salerooms. An appointment with the appropriate specialist is advisable. If you have a number of items or a house contents, please contact us and ask for one of our Valuers to visit your home.
We usually recommend that your goods are sold at the auctioneers's discretion, which gives us a 10% leeway on the lower estimate printed in the catalogue. Alternatively we are happy to agree a fixed reserve price below which we will not sell.
Before the Auction
You will receive notification of the lot numbers of your property and a complimentary illustrated catalogue, usually about two weeks before the sale. You are of course welcome to come to the view or attend the auction if you wish.
Sale results are sent out within 48 hours of the auction and settlement is usually made five weeks after the sale, subject to normal business conditions unless the buyer has not paid for the goods.
Our vendor's commission is on a sliding scale and is charged per lot.
10% (+ VAT) for lots realising £1000 and above.
15% (+ VAT) for lots realising up to £999.
There is a minimum charge of £5 (+VAT) per lot. Insurance is charged at 1.5% (+ VAT) of hammer price. Charges for illustrations in the catalogue and on our website are usually agreed in advance. There are normally no charges for unsold lots with agreed reserves. Removal costs will be charged where appropriate.