BUYING & SELLING
Whether your buying or selling with The Auction Room London we're committed to ensuring a seamless and successful sale from beginning to end, covering everything from valuations, collections, photography, global marketing, global logistics and global sales.
WHY BUY AND SELL THROUGH THE AUCTION ROOM LONDON:
To put it quite simply compared to our competitors we have the lowest commission rates, which means more money in your pocket !!
From a single item to a complete house clearance or specialists collection
We have a team of experienced experts who are eager to share their decades of knowledge with you to identify and sell your prized possessions from Jewellery, Silver, Ceramics, Asian art, Paintings and Furniture just to mention a few, all valuations for auction sale are free of charge.
Free Auction Valuations:
You can book an appointment & bring your items into us or home visits can be arranged. Alternatively you can send us images via Email, Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp.
We charge a sellers commission of 15% + VAT on the hammer price, £5 + VAT entry fee per lot and a loss and damage fee of 1% + VAT of either the estimated low value or the reserve.
NO PHOTOGRAPHY FEES, NO HANDLING FEES, NO OTHER HIDDEN FEES
We charge 21% plus VAT on the hammer price.
Buying at Auction:
Before being able to bid you need to register at the reception desk, where you will be allocated a bidding number.
If you are unable to attend the sale, you can bid live online, book a telephone bid or instruct us to bid on your behalf by leaving a absentee/commission bid.
You can leave an absentee bid and we will bid on your behalf at the lowest possible price up to your set limit.
You can book commission bids in person by filling out a form, over the telephone or by sending us an email.
You can book a telephone bid providing the lot has an estimate of over £100.
We will then call you a few lots before and then you can bid live in the room over the telephone.
You can book telephone bids in person by filling out a form, over the telephone or by sending us an email.
Bid live online:
You can bid live online with us wherever you are the world through either:
There's a flat rate fee of £3 (popular cheaper choice) or an additional 3% plus VAT on the hammer price for using this platform. Its up to you what charge option you choose when registering.
There's an additional 4.95% plus VAT on the hammer price for using this platform.
You will have to register with your chosen online auction platform before you can bid in our auction.
You can also see links to both bidding platforms on our catalogue & bidding page.