Whether you are selling a single item, a private collection, or an entire house contents our team are on hand to assist you at every stage. We are pleased to offer free advice with several ways we can value and assess your items.

  1. You can email us with images – supply all known relevant information and condition, we can then give an approximate auction valuation.  auctions@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk
  2. Make an appointment to see our Specialists at the saleroom.
  3. If you have a number of large items, please contact us to make an appointment for one of our valuers to visit your home.

Reserve Price

We would normally recommend that items are sold at the auctioneers discretion. If you would like to place a reserve on an item then we have two types of reserves. Discretion which gives the auctioneer 10% discretion on a reserve figure, or Fixed where we will not sell below the set price.

Pre-Auction

You will receive a pre-sale advice letter approximately one week before the sale together with a complimentary sale catalogue. You are very welcome to attend the sale view and auction if you wish, or you can watch the auction live via our Live Bidding platform on this website.

Charges

Commission is deducted at 15% on the hammer price.

Loss and Damage Warranty is charged at 1.5% of the value of the goods sold (minimum charge £1.50 per lot)

Each lot is subject to an Internet Illustration fee of £2.50

Commission rates on higher value items or larger consignments may be negotiated with the auctioneer.

All charges are subject to VAT at the current rate.

Settlement

We aim to make payment by cheque fourteen working days after the sale is completed.

Unsold Lots

Should any items fail to sell, we will notify you after the sale. The items can either be re-offered into a future sale at a lower reserve or be collected

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