15% commission on the hammer price plus £5 per lot cataloguing fee (includes photography)
17.5% buyer’s premium on the hammer price (see below for additional charges if bidding live online)
£40 per hour (minimum charge £40).
Written valuation fees on request
All charges subject to V.A.T. at the appropriate rate.
Selling at Auction
We have a monthly series of valuation days in our Milton Road Auction Rooms in Wokingham, where our team can give you free advice on selling items at auction. The next dates for the valuation days are posted on the front page of Antiques section of the website, and are also included in our sales calendar. You can also follow us on social media, where we will keep you up to date. No appointment is necessary on these days.
Alternatively, you can make an appointment to see a specialist at the saleroom at other times, or we can arrange to come to your home for free verbal advice.
Buying at Auction
We operate a paddle bidding system. We request that you complete a bidding registration form before you bid in the room. You will then be provided with a ‘paddle number’, which should be shown to the auctioneer should your bid be successful.
Commission & Telephone Bids
Alternatively, you can leave a commission bid and we will bid on your behalf. If you request a telephone bid, we will contact you during the auction. All commission and telephone bids must be submitted by Tuesday 6pm prior to the auction.
Telephone bids must have a form of photo ID sent to us if you have not bid before.
Telephone bids will not be accepted under £50
Live Online Bidding
Live bidding is available online via the-saleroom.com.
Please be aware that bidding through the-saleroom.com will incur a charge of 4.95% (plus VAT) on the hammer price in addition to the buyer’s premium above.
Payment can be made by the following methods:
Debit or Credit card
Bank transfer (Bank account details are provided on our invoices)
Cash (up to a maximum of £2,500 per transaction)
WE REQUEST ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR AND COLLECTED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS THE FRIDAY AFTER THE AUCTION
Please refer to our Buyers Conditions of Sale below for further information.
We do not provide a postage and packaging service, but the following local services are available:
Mailbox Etc. Reading office – 01189 517980
Part & Parcel, Farnborough - 01252 545611