Arrange for a free valuation, and if we feel the item is suitable for sale, we’ll advise you which sale would be best and will arrange for the item to come to the appropriate saleroom. Items can be brought into our salerooms for valuation or home visits can be arranged by appointment with our specialists.
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Price and reserve
With our specialists expertise we will discuss and propose suggested estimates to you based on current market prices and trends. If appropriate, we will agree a reserve price on items with you prior to the sale.
Catalogue and notification
You will receive a catalogue (if your item has been entered into a specialist sale) and a sale notification by post in advance of the sale, usually a week in advance.
Auction and payment
Your item will be entered into auction, and you can come to the sale or watch live online if you want to see your item selling in real time. If it sells, you will receive a cheque within 18 working days, as long as we have received payment.
Should your item not sell, we do not normally charge a fee unless we deem the reserve to be at such a level to make it unreasonable and prohibitive to it selling.
Vendors Commission Rates – 15% on the first £3,000, 10% thereafter per lot
Loss and Damage Warranty – 1.5% of the hammer price
Lotting and Internet fee – £5 per lot sold
Illustration charges (including web illustration) – £10 per lot sold
An example of our fees: if your lot sells for £1000 the fees would be:
15% commission – £150
1.5% insurance charge – £15
Lotting fee – £5
Photography Charges including web illustration: £10 for a standard size image, £50 for a half page image and £90 for a full page image
Total fees charged – £216.00 inc VAT, so you receive £784.00
Terms and conditions
Our full terms are available here >