Sellers

FAQs

Selling With Us

Selling fees and costs

  • Our selling commission on the hammer price is 15% plus VAT
  • Each Lot is subject to a fee of £5.00 plus VAT (£6.00)
  • Your items are insured whilst they are on our premises. The cost of this insurance is 2.5% plus VAT of the lower guide price
  • Jewellery, silver, watches, precious metal coins and vehicles 10% plus VAT commission

Example

Lot 123 is sold for £100.  Seller’s commission totals £15 (15%), Seller’s Commission VAT £3 (3%), Lot fee and VAT (£6), Insurance and VAT (£3). Total fees and charges payable would equate to £27.

Submission of item(s)

If you wish to sell, we are open for submissions on weekdays from 9:30am to 4:00pm and on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Please ensure you have booked an appointment before arriving at the saleroom. Appointments can be made by calling 01329 836659 No submissions can be accepted during viewing/sale days. Please check the Home page for the last day we are accepting general items and furniture. 

As a specialist auction house we can sell a large variety of items. Items that we sell include: jewellery, Rolex, Omega, vintage and modern Swiss watches, silver and plated items, coins, proof sets, medals and militaria, Asian art including Chinese and Japanese porcelain and jade, ceramics and glassware, clocks, paintings, watercolours, bronzes, 20th century design, curios and novelty items, designer fashion items and handbags (i.e. Chanel, Louis Vuitton), fine furniture, motor vehicles, motorbikes, railwayana and much more.

Cataloguing and Advertisement

Once submitted, your items will be catalogued and photographed. A pre-sale advice confirming descriptions, estimates and reserves will be emailed to you three days prior to each auction. To promote the sale of the item(s), they will appear on our website and in our catalogues, which are available via www.thesaleroom.com. Our auctions are advertised widely, and we have over 25,000 registered potential buyers to whom your items will also be marketed. In addition to taking bids in the traditional fashion in the room and offering commission and telephone bidding, many of our bidders are online ensuring we attract collectors from all over the World.

After the auction

We will send each vendor a post-sale notification via email the day after each auction; this will detail the hammer price achieved for each Lot, it will also state if any Lots were not sold. If any Lot(s) remain unsold, we will put them in the next available auction, providing our Auctioneer or our Manager is content to do so, and at a reduced estimate with the vendor’s agreement. After the second auction items will need to be collected. There is a charge for disposal for any items that are not collected; we will advise you on any charge for disposal.

Payment

Provided the buyer has paid us in full, payment will be made by bank transfer 28 working days after the closure of the sale. At the time of payment, you will also receive a statement, via email, detailing all the insurance charges, commission payable to us and the Lot fee(s) applied.

Do you charge for valuations?

Whether you are handling a relative’s estate, downsizing, emigrating or just having a clear out – we always have valuers available to help and advise to enable the release of capital. Our experienced and knowledgeable valuers are happy to make house calls to appraise and advise. These are unbiased, honest and of course, FREE OF CHARGE. Written Inheritance Tax valuations are chargeable.

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First time at this auction hall, I have used a few, very pleasant to deal with, pleased with items, they were described very well considering viewing was not allowed due to covid-19. Thank you....