Sworders have been providing specialist valuations for auction since 1782.
Our specialists are on hand to talk you through the process of selling with Sworders, offering free valuations via email or by appointment at one of our offices. Once you have decided to sell an item at auction, our specialists can guide you through the process step by step. With over 40 auctions held each year, Sworders are able to offer a quick turnaround for your goods and high prices realised by marketing your consignments to prospective bidders based all around the world.
The first step to selling your item at one of our auctions is to receive a free valuation from one of our specialists. Once you have received your estimate, and if you are happy with it, our staff will help you to consign your item to the next appropriate auction.
Sworders offer an open door policy every day, alternatively you can arrange an appointment by calling: Tel: 01279 817778. 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.
The easiest way to receive your estimate is to use our online valuation form (below) by providing photographs and as much detail as possible. Alternatively you can post smaller items to us, via Special Delivery to: Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8GE. Make sure you include contact details and any special notes about the item.
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 for lots realising £250 or below and 8% plus VAT for lots realising in excess of £250, 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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