We ask you to make sure you understand all the charges involved in selling with us. Please contact us if you need any further information or advice and we will be happy to help. VAT is applicable at the current rate on all commissions, premiums and charges.
You will pay 15 per cent of the hammer price on each lot which sells.
You will pay a minimum of £10 plus VAT per lot, whether it is sold or not.
Loss and Damage Warranty
We cover goods stored on our premises against the risk of fire, burglary and water damage. We charge 1.5 per cent per £100 value of your item with a minimum charge of £1.
You must tell us in writing if you do not wish us to provide this cover. If the cover is not in place, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage in relation to your goods.
If you need to make a claim, the value of your goods will be based on the lower sale estimate.
All electrical items must meet current Trading Standards legislation which means they must be tested for safety. We charge £5 to test electrical equipment and replace plugs where necessary. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe equipment without your prior permission.
We will agree illustration charges for the catalogues with you in advance.
Typical costs range from £30 up to £200 for a full page illustration.
Web illustrations are charged at the auctioneer’s discretion and cost £5 per lot for fine art sales and £2.50 per lot for specialist live sales.
We do not charge for advertising unless this is specifically agreed in advance with you.
Withdrawing from Sale
If you change your mind about selling your goods, we will charge 20 per cent of the estimated sale value or the reserve, plus any costs we have incurred.
Collection and Storage Charges
We offer a collection and storage service.
Unsold lots which you do not wish to re-offer for sale are stored free of charge for seven working days after which a charge of £5 plus VAT per item per day is applied.