Auctions are often overlooked as a great way to get items in front of prospective buyers.

We can help you to access buyers online as well as our regular collectors and traders in the saleroom. All of our auctions are backed up by promotional activity to get the best price possible for your items – our sales are widely marketed via print adverts, a weekly email, social media, local and specialist media, and our printed catalogues.

Here’s how we can help you sell your item at auction

Pre-sale Appraisal

A free specialist valuation is always the first step to selling with us. Please call in to our saleroom and offices or call 015395 66201 to make an appointment with one of our team.

Matching your item to the most appropriate sale

There’s a wide range of auctions taking place throughout the year at 1818 Auctioneers and plenty of ways for buyers to purchase your items – in the room or via absentee, telephone and online bidding.
We can advise on the most appropriate auction to enter your item(s) into, whether that’s one of our weekly auctions or one of our specialist auctions.
Please see our departments pages for more information on each of our auctions. We sell every week, except over Christmas and New Year, and our sales are held on a Monday (Tuesday if there’s a Bank Holiday).

Collection, delivery and storage

Once you have your valuation and we’ve identified the right sale, we will offer a convenient date for you to transport your item(s) to us. We can also arrange collection of the item(s) if you would prefer.

Seller Charges

Seller commission: 20% (up to £1,000), 15% (on next £1,000), 12% (thereafter).
Lot fees: £3 (weekly auctions), £5 (specialist auctions)
All fees include VAT, photography and insurance.

Valuations services

Valuations for probate and insurance, from £50.

House clearance

We offer a professional, friendly and thoughtful house clearance service. Working seamlessly with our trusted removal teams, we can offer advice, value items, carefully clear the property, and then submit suitable items for auction on your behalf.

At a stressful time, we can help you to avoid further upset from the sight of skips, and many customers are relieved to be using a greener solution that saves on items heading for landfill.

If your clearance items go on to sell at one of our popular weekly, specialist or fine arts auctions, you are also likely to cover any initial clearance outlay.

Please call 015395 66201 to enquire about the service.