During the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to run all auctions online only. This reduces the number of staff exposed, and the number of clients viewing in the building. To reassure vendors, even before the outbreak, we have been selling 80% of auctions online, so you will not notice a great deal of difference. So if you are thinking of selling, we would be delighted to help.
If you would like a free no-obligation valuation, please use the button to email us your enquiry, or telephone us on 01935 812277.
We are usually happy to visit your home by appointment to value property or items for sale, insurance, clearance or probate purposes, but at the moment we can receive emails, or conduct a face time call to evaluate your items. Please complete the form, or call us at our salerooms, and we will be happy to arrange a valuation for you. Alternatively please feel free to post items to us.
What happens next
Before the sale, we will post or email you your pre-sale notification, which has details of the lot numbers, descriptions and estimates, as agreed with your valuer.
We notify you of your results by email the week following the sale, and between four and six weeks after the sale we send you your payment, with a full statement.
What we charge
All charges are as agreed before the auction.
Generally, apart from in exceptional circumstances, unless we have carried out another service for you such as clearance or collection, we would not expect to make a charge to you unless we are successful in selling something for you. We aim to offer an honest, reasonably priced service, getting the highest prices for your lots in an international market.
Full charges can be seen on your copy of the receipt, but to summarise; (all charges plus VAT)
For antique auctions we charge 15% on the hammer price, with a minimum charge of £6 per lot. We charge £5 Internet fee per item, and 1.5% loss and damage warranty.
For vehicle auctions we charge 6% on the hammer price on vehicles, and 15% for automobilia, and 1% loss and damage warranty. We also make a non-refundable charge of £120 to enter a car, and £80 to enter a motorbike.
Online photography charge is covered by the above fees – photography charge for inclusion in the catalogue will be as agreed with your valuer prior to the sale.