Collection and Shipping

Collection & Shipping

Our team is always happy to help, whether you are collecting in person, would like to take advantage of our delivery service or require advice about carriers. 





In order to comply with social distancing rules and for the safety of you and our staff you must book a collection appointment in advance – please see here for more details and to book a timeslot.

If you are collecting larger items of furniture, please ensure there are two of you to carry the items to your vehicle, as we are unable to assist due to current government guidelines. 

It would help us greatly if you can book your appointment at least 24 hours in advance to enable us to make sure your items are ready when you arrive. 

Instructions surrounding social distancing and your appointment will be sent by email after booking.




Sworders offer a delivery service based on the item(s) purchased. Pre-sale you can view an estimated shipping cost on our website, based on your chosen shipping destination country, or alternatively obtain a bespoke estimated cost. Post-sale you are able to view and accept these shipping costs in your Sworders account. Note, if you purchase multiple lots from the same auction, we will combine packaging/deliveries to reduce the shipping costs.

Where possible all jewellery items (up to 5kg) are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery in the UK; other smaller items are couriered via DPD.

If you purchase furniture, paintings or large items, we can provide you with a bespoke shipping cost based on the item and destination, anywhere in the world; this can be done both pre-sale on our website or post-sale via a link provided in your invoice email. These larger items are shipped via Bradleys Antique Packing Services. UK and some European transit is carried out in Bradleys Antique Packing Services own vehicles by their experienced, capable and friendly staff.

Deliveries abroad will be via quality recognised couriers, with similar standing to FedEx International. Worldwide shipments are packed by Bradleys Antique Packing Services, using agents worldwide who will deliver on their behalf.

Should you use this service, please note only when shipping costs have been paid will the item(s) be shipped. Additionally, you will need to add your Delivery address in your Sworders account; if this is blank, your correspondence address will be used.




If you are arranging for a courier to collect your items, you will need to book an appointment on their behalf. Please see the list below of courier companies who will be happy to assist you, we would advise that you obtain a quote for costs beforehand. You are, of course, very welcome to use an alternative courier.

We request that you pay for, and arrange a collection as soon as possible. 

All collections will be from our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms | Cambridge Road | Stansted Mountfitchet | Essex | CM24 8GE




Furniture lots from our Homes and Interiors sale remaining after 5pm on the Friday following the sale will attract a storage charge of £10 (+VAT) for administration plus £2 (+VAT) per lot per day. 

Furniture lots from our Specialist sales will be removed to Perry’s storage facility for collection and attract a storage charge of £20 (+VAT) for administration and £2 plus insurance (+VAT) per lot per day.




To see a list of our recommended couriers, please click here.  



If you have any questions or we can be of further assistance, please do contact us on 01279 817778 or email