Selling at Auction

Selling at Auction

How to sell in our auctions


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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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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.

A sale notification will be emailed prior to the sale, usually a week in advance.

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 bacs payment or cheque within 22 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 – 16.5% on the first £3,000, 11.5% thereafter per lot

Illustration charges (including web illustration) – £15 per lot sold 

Photography charges including web illustration: £15 for a standard size image, £50 for a half page image and £90 for a full page image

All charges plus VAT

Items are covered by a loss and damage warranty whilst on our premises at mid-auction estimate.


Mallams History

Mallams History