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; this can be done in three ways:

1. Book to visit us with your items at our weekly Free Valuation Day

Every Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm, at The Dolphin Salerooms, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1HT (customer parking at the rear of the building).

During these sessions we will be able to appraise most items, including Jewellery, Silver & Watches, Works of Art & Collectors Items; if you have furniture, or other large pieces, please bring images along on your phone or tablet.

To book an appointment please click here.

2. Via our E-mail or WhatsApp Valuation Service

Please use our Contact Us form to upload images of items that you are wishing to sell; using a mobile phone or tablet to access our website and Contact Us page will enable you to take photographs direct into your message.  Please include relevant information: your name and contact details, images of any maker’s marks, dimensions, condition of the piece, location and reason for valuation. Alternatively please send images to our WhatsApp account. We attend to email and WhatsApp requests during our weekly Valuation Sessions on a Friday; if we can get back to you before this, we will do so.

WhatsApp number: 07483 397803

3. Arrange a Free Home Visit

For enquirers wanting to sell large antiques or full house contents, please Contact Us by email or 'phone to make an home visit appointment. When contacting us, please include relevant information: the items that you are wanting to sell, timescale, do you need a full house clearance etc.

About Auction Valuations

These appraisals are usually given verbally, and are based on our specialist knowledge of the pieces and experience of the current auction market; in addition to our own market knowledge we have access to a national and international database of auction results. Any figures suggested, are estimated selling prices at an auction; these values differ from other types of valuation, most notably insurance valuations.

Having discussed the saleability of your pieces with you, if you wish to proceed with the sale, we will issue an Auction Contract/Receipt listing the items consigned, with any estimates and agreed reserves. We will run through the charges and explain the auction process; we can arrange transportation (chargeable) if required. You will need to provide two forms of ID, and, if you are acting on behalf of another person, proof of authority.

Your items will be sold in an appropriate Auction, benefitting from local, national, international and on-line marketing. We will keep you informed with pre-sale notifications and results; we aim to settle vendor accounts within twenty-one working days. For more information about our services for Vendors, please click here.