Antiques, Vintage & Collectables including Objet d'Art
1818 Auctioneers’ Antiques, Vintage and Collectables department holds weekly auctions. These auctions are online and timed, with bidders able to submit bids over the course of 17 days.
You’ll often find over 500 lots of affordable antiques, quality collectables, vintage items, and an A to Z of objects from house clearances.
If you’re looking for a bargain, you could discover: a box of seashells to start a collection or project, tea services, glass ware, brass, sheet music to reignite a passion, books, sideboard, cutlery. From Chinese export ware to Japanese Netsuke and all weird and wonderful objects in between. The list goes on. Our AVC sales estimates cater to our full range of buyers with lots achieving between tens and thousands of pounds.
If you haven’t bought at auction before, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, or chat to a member of our team who are on hand to explain the different ways to bid and how buyer’s commission works.
Any items that don’t fit into our other item categories belong here. They are very quickly catalogued, photographed and made available for sale, so the turnaround from you wanting to sell something to it being sold is very quick.
Meet the valuer
19th century mahogany cased brass travelling compound monocular microscope.
Highly sought after item with a final hammer price of £7,500.
A large assortment of Schofield/Wetheriggs pottery, salt pig, vases, pie dish, and jugs etc Sold for £145
A 1960s Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars tangerine Phone vase Sold for £320
Two Victorian oversized Bohemian ruby overlay goblets Sold for £280
Singer 222K Red S featherweight sewing machine Sold for £600
What is a timed online auction?
The auctions are easy to find on our (insert auction page link) where you can browse the auction catalogue from anywhere using a computer, phone or tablet. The timed auctions run for 17 days and you can follow the links to register to place a bid at any time within that.
How do I register to bid in an auction?
You can register to bid via the 1818 Auctioneers website (insert link) or via the-saleroom.com (insert link) if you already have an account with them. Simply follow the instructions from the online catalogues. The charges for buying an item with us are the same whichever way you choose to bid.
Can I have a look at the items in the auction before bidding?
You can view the items in every auction in person at our salerooms. We are located just off the M6 motorway at Junction 36. Our viewing sessions are: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (10am to 2pm). The viewings are open to all with no appointments necessary.
Can I bid offline?
Yes. You are welcome to place a commission bid with the admin team here at the auction house while viewing any of our auctions. You can also apply to leave a commission bid by email if we can verify your details in good time. All commission bids need to be with the admin team by 3pm on the Friday before the auction ends. The charges for buying an item with us are the same whichever way you choose to bid.
How do I sell an item at auction with you?
Please submit details of the item(s) you are hoping to sell using our valuations form . One of our Valuers or Auctioneers will then get in touch with you.
I can’t make it to the saleroom. What can I do?
If you aren’t able to view the auction, you are welcome to ask us for a condition report. Please request this (insert link to contacts page) by 12noon the Friday before the auction ends.