How do I get my Items Valued?
There are a number of ways to get items valued depending on the item. The best and most accurate way is to bring your item along to the auction saleroom on one of our free valuation days which are Tuesday and Wednesday, check our opening hours here.
With larger items where it is not convenient or practical to bring them in, you can send photographs either by email or by post and we will give the best possible estimate, which is of course subject to the actual condition, which is not always evident from photos.
Where you have a large quantity of items or a full property clearance a site visit can be arranged. Please call to arrange a convenient appointment with one of our valuer. Please visit our property clearance page for further details.
How do you decide what my item is worth?
There are a number of criteria in deciding the value of an item and they include, market trends, past sales and of course provenance, the history of an item. Where necessary we will extensively research the item before marketing it for sale. It our job to get the vendor as much money as possible because the more we sell your item for the more we make.
Can I put a reserve on my item?
Yes you can place a reserve on your item. During the valuation process our valuers will always discuss with you your price expectations and they will always make recommendations regarding reserves.
What happens if my item does not sell?
As part of the valuation process our valuers must be confident that your item will sell before accepting it for auction. Therefore, generally all items accepted for auction will sell. Where a large consignment of goods is accepted for auction it may take more than one auction for everything to sell. With the vendors agreement we will re-enter items for auction until they sell and subject to contract no unsold lot fees will apply.
Do you collect items?
Yes we offer a collection service and our valuers will provide a quote at the time of valuation. You do not need to pay these in advance as collection fees are usually deducted from your sale proceeds.
What do you charge for selling?
Our fees for selling are probably the most simplistic being 25% or £100 (inclusive of VAT) whichever is the greater.
No additional fees for cataloguing, lotting, web entry, damage & warranty and subject to the valuers discretion no unsold lot fees.
We are happy to negotiate our standard charges for individual items of Jewellery, the rare, the quirky and the unusual.
All goods consigned to auction are subject to our full terms and conditions of business.