VALUATION

Willingham Auctions offers a very competitive Valuation Service for the purposes of both Insurance and Probate. We also offer free verbal valuations to all clients with goods brought to our premises.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THE ITEMS I HAVE ARE SUITABLE FOR ONE OF YOUR SALES?

You are welcome to bring any items along to the saleroom Monday to Wednesday, 8.30am – 5.00pm, there is always an auctioneer available to offer advice. For larger items or quantities of items we are happy to come to your home. Alternatively, you may email photographs to us and we will give you an idea of the item’s value.

We always require entries of antique furniture, silver, jewellery, paintings, ceramics, clocks and barometers, military and other collectables.

NEW FURNITURE

We welcome entries of new furniture from manufacturers and retailers looking to dispose of end of lines or overstocked items.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO ENTER AN ITEM INTO A SALE?

You are welcome to bring items along to our saleroom during our opening hours, Monday to Wednesday. However, if you are unable to come to us, we are able to collect goods at a modest cost.

We accept entries for the forthcoming sale during the two weeks following the previous auction.

WHAT ARE YOUR CHARGES?

There are no hidden charges, we do not charge extra for photography, cataloguing, advertising on the internet or in the newsletter.

Lots are not only put onto our website catalogue, but also onto two other websites, which ensure that they have worldwide coverage. We offer a live bidding service through thesaleroom.com enabling worldwide bidding at the click of a button.

Our commission rate is 17.5% of the hammer price. The minimum commission is £5.00 and unsold lots are charged at £5.00 per lot. The insurance charge is 50p per lot. All charges are subject to VAT at the current rate.

For example:
- Lot sold for: £300.00
- Total charges: £ 63.50
- You receive: £236.50

Please note our commission rate for very large items is 25% + VAT.

WILL MY ITEM BE CATALOGUED?

All entries into our sales appear in our catalogue along with our estimates. The lots also appear with full colour photographs on our website and the website of the Antiques Trade Gazette and Invaluable ten days prior to the sale, enabling them to be viewed throughout the world, so enabling maximum viewing potential. We are unique in our approach to marketing forthcoming items as we open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm to allow customers to view what is coming up in the next sale, unlike most salerooms who only open for two or three days prior to a sale for viewing.

HOW SOON WILL I RECEIVE SETTLEMENT?

We will transfer the balance into your bank account 11 days after the sale, provided we have been paid for the item. We will email a statement detailing the hammer price and deductions, and showing any unsold items.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY LOT DOESN’T SELL?

We sell 80 – 90% of lots on the day of the sale, however if your items does not sell it will be listed on our website for sale at the lower estimate.

We sell unsold lots via our website the week following the sale, therefore even if lots are not sold on the day of the sale, there is still a strong possibility that they will be sold the following week for the reserve or the lower estimate.

COMMISSION RATES

Our commission rates for selling is 17.5%. Insurance is 50p per lot and there is an unsold charge of £5 per lot.