Step One – Arranging an Auction Valuation

If you are considering selling items by Auction at Chilcotts, the first step is to have your items appraised by one of our experienced team of valuers. 

To obtain an Auction Valuation click here.

Step Two – Consigning your items

Our specialist, having advised the saleability of your items and discussed your requirements with you, will then issue an itemised Auction Contract. The charges and auction process will be explained and transportation can be arranged if required. The last date for entering items into the Specialist Auctions is four weeks before sale day; entries for the Good Antiques & Interiors Sales are accepted up to two week before the sale date.

Step Three – The Auction

Your items will be prepared for inclusion in an appropriate auction - catalogued with correct descriptions and attributions, photographed and promoted. All our sales benefit from local, national, international and online marketing, and offer live online bidding on UK's two foremost auction bidding platforms. Traditional in-person bidding and pre-sale viewing is still popular with our buyers.

Step Four – Communication & Settlement

We will keep you informed with pre-sale notifications and results; we aim to settle vendor accounts  twenty-eight days after the sale (as long as we have received payment from the buyer).

For more details of service to Vendors Click here

Auction Charges for Vendors (all subject to VAT):

Vendors Commission, including insurance: 
Lots selling for over £101 - 
16.5% of hammer price
Lots selling for £1 - £100 - 
20% of hammer price
Internet-listing Fee per lot, sold or unsold - £5:00
Unsold Lot Fee, per each unsold lot - £5:00
Transport is chargeable at cost.