The initial step is to acquire an auction estimate, which is provided as a courtesy and does not entail any obligation to consign.
If you would like to speak with one of our valuers, you have the option to directly contact them. However, if you are unsure of whom to reach out to, please feel free to request a callback from us by calling 01206 754754.
For larger collections, we would be delighted to offer you the opportunity to have one of our valuers visit you free of charge. They can provide informal identification, valuation, and sales advice. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
Our team of valuers and specialists are often available to offer free, professional advice. We offer free auction valuations by prior appointment including Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm. At all other times there are usually valuers on hand during normal office hours to inspect items but please phone in advance to ensure their availability.
The second step is to input your items in to single or multiple specialist auctions.
We will channel items into the most appropriate sale context which will often mean your items may be allocated into more than one specialist sale to maximise their sale value. Prior to each sale you will receive a pre-sale report by email or post. This will detail all of your lots together with estimates and any agreed reserves. Clients are very welcome to attend sales or can listen-in live online using our bidding platform Reeman Dansie Global.
Charges for selling are 16% commission together with a £5 lotting fee per lot, per sale. We make a nominal fee for catalogue illustration where we consider that illustrations in the printed catalogue may benefit an item. All charges are subject to VAT. In the instance of an item being unsold only the lotting fee and any outstanding illustration fees are payable. Items in our care are insured and stored prior to sale at no charge to our clients. We can arrange couriers for larger consignments for which our recommended couriers charge £75 per hour.
The third step is to be paid for your sold items.
After each sale you will recieve via email a post sale statement detailing the hammer prices and fees. The net proceeds can either be paid by bank transfer or cheque 16 days* after the auction.
Any items which are unsold will usually be re-offered at a reduced estimate in a later sale or may be returned to the client if they prefer.
* After the sale of the Seller's property, settlement of the Net Sale Price due to the Seller shall normally be made no later than 16 days following the sale, subject always to Reeman Dansie recieving full payment of the Purchase Price from the Buyer. In the event the Buyer has not paid for the lot, no settlement will be made to the Seller until payment is recieved.