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From booking an initial valuation to receiving payment for your items, our experienced and knowledgeable team will be on hand to guide you through the process of selling at Gerrards and answer any queries you may have.
One of our valuer’s will appraise your item and give you a realistic auction estimate based on current auction prices. You can request a free valuation on items for sale in one of the following ways:
By Email: We welcome enquires by email. Please send us a description of the items that you have for sale along with a photograph.
In Person: Bringing your items to Gerrards offers the specialist the opportunity to study your item in detail. Find out about bringing an item to us on our valuation page.
At an Local Valuation Day: Gerrards also hold regular free valuation days at selected venues in local community venues . Find out more about our External Valuation Days
By Private Appointment: Confidential visits to your home can be arranged throughout the United Kingdom for private collections, whole or partial house contents, and larger items that are difficult to transport. Find out more about confidential visits
For professional written valuations for insurance and probate, please visit our Professional Valuations page.
Consign Your Item
When you bring your items to us a receipt will be issued to you for you to sign, which lists our terms and conditions and give us your authority to sell the items listed on your behalf. Any reserve prices will be discussed with you at this point.
For each sale that you have items entered into, you will receive a pre-sale advice letter ahead of the sale, with full details of your items including lot number, full catalogue description, estimate and reserve.
After The Auction
Sale results are listed on our website approximately one day after the auction. You will also be sent a statement of sale listing full details of the lot, the hammer price and details of the deduction of commission and relevant charges.
Payment to vendors is usually made by bank transfer. If you would like to receive payment by cheque, please contact us to make arrangements.
Payment: Payment is made no later than 36 working days after a sale assuming that we have received full payment from your buyer. We act as agents and cannot be held responsible if your buyer does not pay. We cannot pay you until we have received cleared funds from the buyer.
Unsold lots: you will be notified by email that unsold lots will be re-offered in the next sale, at an agreed reduced reserve. If you prefer to collect your unsold items, you will need to contact us to arrange collection at your earliest convenience within seven working days before charges apply.
Seller’s Commission and Charges Explained
Please ensure you understand all the charges involved in selling at Gerrards, and contact us if you need any further information.
VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to all commissions, premiums and charges.
You will pay 16% of the hammer price on each lot that sells. There is no fees if the lot does not sell.
Loss and Damage Warranty Fee
1.5% of the Hammer Price (minimum fee of £1) will be charged per sold lot, and 1.5% of the reserve per unsold lot.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details
Illustration charges for online catalogues will be agreed with you in advance, Typical charges range from £2 to £10
A withdrawal fee of 20% of the lower estimate or reserve will be charged should you change your mind about selling the items, plus any agreed costs that have been incurred.
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 per item per day is incurred.
Our in-house transport team make no charges, this includes travel time to and from the pick-up address, packing, unpacking, loading and unloading.