Selling

A guide on how to sell items at Gildings auctions

The Team at Gildings are here to help guide you through the selling process. Our aim is to make parting with your items as painless a possible, providing professional advice to ensure we maximise and achieve the highest possible value for you. Here is a brief outline of the process.

The Process

1. Valuation

The first step is arranging a free auction valuation. This can be arranged through an appointment at the saleroom, one of our off-site valuation days, or via house visit for larger collections. Alternatively, email details and images to us for provisional guidance.

On seeing your items, our specialists will discuss and advise a recommended auction estimate based on current market trends and results. Where appropriate, we will agree a reserve price prior to auction sale.
Arrange a Valuation

2. Consignment

At the point of consignment you shall be handed a receipt listing your property, with estimates, reserves and outline of charges. This receipt is your agreed contract of sale, and lists our full Terms and Conditions for sellers.

3. Auction and Payment

You will be informed of auction entry by way of a pre-sale notification, following cataloguing and photography of your items.

You’re welcome to attend the auction to see your items being sold. If you are not able to make it on the day, we shall send a post-sale results statement and payment by way of cheque, issued within 18 working days, providing payment has been received. The statement will outline all charges, which are deducted from sale proceeds.

Should any items not sell, we shall advise accordingly, either of re-entry or collection.

4. Vendor’s Commission

Our standard commission charges rates, on a per lot basis, are outlined below, however we are happy to discuss terms for higher value consignments.Our standard commission charges rates, on a per lot basis, are outlined below, however we are happy to discuss terms for higher value consignments.

15% on the first £2,000; 10% thereafter
£5 lotting fee for lots entered into an Antique & Collectors auction,
Or £10 lotting fee for lots entered into our Fine Art auctions including Loss & Damage warranty, and online illustration
£30 Photography charge for Specialist catalogue illustration
All charges are subject to VAT

As an example, if your lot sells for £500, the fees would be:

15% commission – £75
Lotting fee     – £5
VAT at 20%     – £16 Total charges = £96,
leaving you £404

Gildings offer free appraisals for auction

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