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Selling your antiques at auction

Hope & Collinson, a Victorian circular quartered extending dining table raised on 5 turned and fluted legs, bun feet, 29"h x 64"diam. when closed, x approx 228" when fully extended, the boss to the centre marked Jonson & James 67 Bond Street London 4876, all the leaves are missing

SOLD £5000

With an audience of over 45,000 visitors monthly to our website and thousands of visitors to the auction rooms in person, you can guarantee that we will get you the highest price for your antiques.


Unlike other auction houses we don't believe in charging customers if a lot fails to sell. Many will charge you £5 per item or more just to enter your antiques for auction regardless of whether it sells or not.

We have a low buyers premium rate of 15% ( most auction houses are now at 20% and above ) therefore potential buyers have more money to spend so you see the benefit. Our sellers commission rates are low too at 15% ( 18% inc VAT ) again contributing to the best financial return for your item.

Cataloguing and Valuation

Your antiques will be professionally valued and catalogued by our two valuers - who have over 50 years combined experience. We then produce an illustrated printed catalogue that is then sent to our mailling list of antique dealers, galleries and subscribers.

We photograph 100% of the auction for our online auction catalogue ( 45,000+ visitors per month ) and hosted on ( the no.1 trade auction catalogue hosting site with 100,000 + visitors monthly) as well as informing our 10,000+ mailing list of dealers and galleries of forthcoming auctions.

With no 'lotting fees' ( a charge for entering your items into auction ), no 'not sold' fees, low commission and premium, a professional illustrated catalogue and a huge audience you really can not lose!

Selling Process

Selling at auction is very simple. If you are a prospective seller all you need to do is bring the item(s) you wish to sell into the Auction Galleries. We will then give you a valuation of your items free of charge, with no obligation to sell.

If you still wish to sell your antiques after the valuation, we will take your details and discuss any reserve prices you may wish to set. A reserve price is the minimum price you will accept for the sale of an item. The buying public are not at any point made aware of your reserve. If during the auction of your items the bidding does not reach your reserve prices, your item will be unsold.

If however your antiques are sold, you will be sent a cheque for the sale amount minus our commission & charges . Commission is our charge for selling your items. Our current rates and charges are :

for antique auctions 15%
for general household auctions 20%
2% insurance charge
£3 admin fee
£2 web photography fee per lot ( £1 per general/vintage auction )
Lots photographed for our printed catalogue incur a charge of 5% of the value of the item with minimum of £ 5 to a maximum of £ 50 ( a catalogue photograph greatly enhances a lots sale price but at the vendor's request we will not take one )

Before selling at auction please read our terms and conditions.

A lady's platinum dress/engagement ring set a circular cut diamond, approx 2.75cts

SOLD £5200