The Auctioneers offer a free advisory service on any item brought into them. Inspection visits at your home, or premises, can be arranged if items are too large or numerous to bring into the Auction Galleries. This service is normally free of charge to clients who wish to consign goods for auction.
Transport of goods can be arranged with reputable local carriers and we also offer free storage of goods pending auction. Transport is calculated on a time/cost basis and is usually deducted from the final proceeds of the sale.
House clearance of entire contents sympathetically and speedily undertaken.
Goods may be brought to the Auction Galleries during normal working hours by prior arrangement. Closing dates for Antiques Auctions – four weeks prior to Sale, and for the General Monthly Auctions – two weeks prior to Sale.
All sales are catalogued in detail, with some lots being illustrated. All sales are advertised locally and nationally.
Auctions conducted on owners premises where suitable.
Commisson is charged to vendors at the following rates, These rates are inclusive of VAT, Insurance and Handling charges:
20% on any lot sold up to £2000 - (16.67%% + VAT)
With a minimum charge of £20 per lot - (£16.67 + VAT)
12.5% on any lot sold above £2000 - (10.42% + VAT)
10% of the reserve price on any lot unsold unless it is left to the discretion of the auctioneer or has an agreed reserve.
Should a vendor cancel instructions to sell, the auctioneer reserves the right to charge 10% of the estimated realisation price, and any expenses incurred.
Settlement is normally made three weeks after the auction by means of cheque but the right is reserved to withhold payment until all lots have been paid for by the buyers.