How do I get a valuation?

Valuations are done by appointment at our saleroom or by emailing descriptions and images to us. Please see ‘HOW TO SELL’ for more information.

Can I have my item valued if I am not in the UK?

Yes, please email us descriptions and images of the item(s) and we can usually provide a valuation, subject to inspection.

What are your charges for selling?

Our standard commission is 15% and 1% for insurance. There is a minimum £20 per lot illustration charge. Commission may be negotiable for large and high value collections.

How do I bid at auction?

If you have never bid with us before you will need to register by providing proof of ID along with full name, address and phone number. Once registered, you can attend an auction and bid in person, leave commission bids, do telephone bidding, or bid live online. Please see ‘HOW TO BUY’ for more information.

What is your buyer’s premium?

For lots up to £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 25% of the hammer price. For lots selling for above £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 20% of the hammer price.

How can I leave a bid online?

You can register on our website and once registered, leave bids on the lot description page in the current sale.

Is there live online bidding?

Yes we use Invaluable for our online bidding. If you wish to bid this way, you need to register separately on their website and be approved to bid by us.

Do you handle shipping?

Yes we have an assigned shipping company who will pack and despatch goods to you. We will add this charge to your invoice so it can all be paid together. Please see Step 5: Shipping & Collection on ‘HOW TO BUY’ for more information.

Do you take interns?

Yes we do take voluntary interns during busy periods, please email us with your CV and availability.