Collection and Shipping

Collection & Shipping

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

Please note collections from our Stansted Auction Rooms is by appointment only.

Attending in person

In order to comply with social distancing we will operate a booking system for collections – please see here for more details and to book a timeslot.  Whilst you may turn up for collections without an appointment, we very much suggest that you book as we expect to be busy and will prioritise those that have pre-booked.  Instructions surrounding social distancing and your appointment will be sent by email after booking.

Arranging for collection

If you are arranging for a courier to collect your items, 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 collection as soon as possible. 

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

Storage Charges For Furniture

We have been pleased to store items free of charge which were purchased before lockdown or when our offices were closed prior to 15 June.  We will continue to provide free storage for the immediate future for these items.  

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


Shipping

We are able to provide you with a pack and send option for jewellery, coins and smaller items with an auction value of less than £2,500 (UK) and where the total weight of the package is below 2kg. Please note we are unable to post out fragile items (china, glass, etc), or paintings. If you would like to ship outside of the UK please contact us for more information - auctions@sworder.co.uk | 01279 817778

The costs are as follows for the total weight of package:
Less than 1kg - £15
From 1kg-2kg - £20
For packages between 2kg -5kg with a value of less than £500 - £35.

If you would like to take advantage of this service please do let us know when you purchase the item or when you receive the invoice, so we can revise your invoice accordingly.

For all other collection and delivery services, see our list below for recommended couriers. 


Recommended Couriers

Alban Shipping (All items - London Daily, Whole of UK and Europe weekly, Shipping Worldwide)

W: www.albanshipping.co.uk
T: 01582 493099
E: info@albanshipping.co.uk


Mail Boxes Etc (Paintings and Smaller Items, including wine)

Dorset House, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1TB
T: +44 1245 262527
E: rubs@mbemail.co.uk


Pack and Send (Fragile, Large and Awkward Items, including wine)

62-64 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1EP
T: +44 1223 464821
E: cambridge@packsend.co.uk


Jentel Packing (Specialists in Fine Arts, Antiques, Valuables, Collectables and Fragile items – Shipping worldwide)

T: +44 1268 776777
E: enquiries@jentelpacking.co.uk


Stephen Morris Shipping PLC (Furniture and Large Items)

Unit 9, Ockham Drive, GreenfordPark, Greenford, UB6 0FD
T: +44 20 8832 2222
E: stephen@shipsms.co.uk


Benelux Shipping (Wine Only)

T: 01823 660645
M: 07887 752698
E: enquiries.beneluxshipping@gmail.com


If you have any questions or we can be of further assistance, please do contact us on 01279 817778 or email auctions@sworder.co.uk 

 

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