Selling with Sworders

If you would like to sell items by auction with Sworders, the first thing we need to do is to provide you with a complimentary auction valuation, whether you are enquiring about a single item or an entire collection. 

An auction valuation is an estimate usually given as a price range, e.g. £100-150.  This is the range in which our specialist believes the item will sell at auction. It is based upon a range of factors, including past auction results for similar items and market trends. 

There are a number of easy-to-use ways to receive a valuation:


Visit Us

Our specialists are on hand to talk you through the process of selling at auction, offering free valuations at each of our locations. We offer an open door policy, though should you wish to discuss an item of a particular specialism, it is advised to call ahead to make an appointment with the appropriate valuer.
Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms - 01279 817778
Hertford - 01992 583 508
London - 0203 971 2500
If your goods are too large to bring in for a valuation, or if you are looking to clear house contents, please contact us and we can arrange for one of our valuers to visit your home.



Online Valuation Form

Our easy to use valuation form allows you to get a valuation from the comfort of your own home. Please click here.


By Email

If you would like us to conduct a valuation via email, please send a description of the item, or collection, with image(s), to us at Please note the more information you can provide, the more accurate our valuation will be.  Once we have received your email, one of our specialists will be in touch.


Valuation Days 

Our team of valuers and specialists are available to offer free, professional advice at our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms, Hertford Office and London Gallery as well as other locations around the country. See our Valuation Day Calendar for more details. 


Home Visits

If you have too many items to bring in to us, or if they are too large, fragile or valuable, we may be able to arrange for one of our valuers to visit you free of charge, to provide informal, verbal identification, valuation and sales advice. Contact to arrange. 



Commission and Charges

We will charge you a commission on the sale of the Goods calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price at 17.5% plus VAT, except for Fine Wines and Spirits which will be 12% plus VAT on the first £250 and 8% plus VAT thereafter, unless we agree with you otherwise.  There is a minimum commission charge of £7.50 plus VAT per lot.

We reserve the right to photograph all lots for use in cataloguing and marketing unless you specifically request us not to and charge a small fee for this service. The charge will vary in specialist auctions, depending upon the size of the catalogue illustration.  A charge of £5 plus VAT per lot will be made on lots entered into the Homes and Interiors auctions.


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Request a valuation

If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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