Guide to selling at auction
If you have items to sell, the best action to take as a first step is to call us on 01384 931001. We will be able to advise you of the easiest way to proceed.
More information about our valuation services.
If we come to visit you at home, we will usually be in a van, so we can take the items there and then if you wish. We will give you an itemised receipt and all items are fully insured as soon as we take possession of them. If we collect on the same day as your free valuation collection is usually free.
We can also arrange a van to pick up your items at a later date, and as with all of our services the price will be very competitive.
For smaller collections we can arrange for Interlink to collect from your house as long as you don’t mind packing them into a suitable box yourself. This is normally charged at £10 including VAT per box.
Once we have your items we will sort, catalogue and photograph them, then contact you with the details to check you are happy before submitting the items to the soonest available auction.
We will suggest a conservative catalogue estimate for each lot, and it is up to you if you would like a fixed reserve price on your items. We will advise you if we think a reserve is required in the case of specialist items.
We have a very busy auction calendar so it is unlikely you will have to wait very long for your items to be auctioned, unless it is deemed necessary for them to be entered into a specialist sale.
We typically sell around 90% of the lots in each sale, so it is unlikely you will be disappointed on auction day!
You can attend the auction or advance viewing day in person if you wish, but it is not essential. With some auctions you can also watch the auction online with a live video/audio link to see how your items are performing on the sale day.
Assuming your items are all sold and have been paid for by the purchaser(s), we will pay you 21 days after the sale directly into your
bank account. A postal or email invoice will follow with a fully itemised list and breakdown of charges.
We aim to offer the best seller commission rates possible. The higher the value of your consignment is the better deal we can give you - so call or email us today for a quote!
"I just wanted to thankyou and Astons for the great service you provided...I really appreciate how stress free the whole process was"
AQ, Isle Of Man
"We are amazed, astonished and flabbergasted! We picked up the auction online when it was part way through, and checked back for our lot numbers. When we saw the results we wondered if there had been a mistake by a factor of ten or even a hundred! Thank you so much for encouraging us to send the soldiers in for sale "
NG, County Durham
" What an amazing result for our Station Canopies at your auction last Saturday. My brother and I are both thrilled with the result and delighted we sent them to you! I followed the auction on the Internet and nearly fell off my chair - quite exciting! "
" Just a quick note to thank you, and the team for the sale of my items. Cheque received safely, with thanks. A grand total!"
" Your cheque was received today, many thanks for a good job done, I listened to it on the internet. "
" Just a quick note to say how pleased my wife and I are with the way you have all
dealt with the auction of our Dinky toys "
" May I say that you and your staff, are very friendly, helpful and professional. I can see why Astons is successful. "
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