Selling With Sworders

Selling with Sworders

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

Should you wish to offer items for sale by auction with Sworders, whether a single item or an entire house contents, we recommend that we first provide an auction valuation.  These are free of charge with no obligation to consign.




Our offices are open on an appointment-only basis to provide free, no-obligation valuations. If you would like an item valued, please click here to book an appointment. 




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




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.




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. 




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. 




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.


All items are covered by Sworders comprehensive insurance policy whilst on our premises, at mid auction estimate.  There is no additional charge for this service. 



Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms

01279 817778

Hertford Office

01992 583 508

London Gallery

0203 971 2500


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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Featured in the April 23 Homes & Interior sale is a wonderful private collection of Georgian shoe buckles. Inherited from the vendor’s parents, and even from their grandparents, they were acquired over a prolonged period with antique shops and Portobello market being popular hunting grounds.

19 April 2024

From Waterloo to Seringapatam

The Homes & Interiors Department are delighted to present a collection of military campaign medals. The 33 lots, sold by a local lady whose late husband was a keen collector, include an example of the most famous gallantry medals - the Waterloo Medal.

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Sculpture Park | Shaping The Future

The Sculpture Park is an online sale running from 26 April to 19 May featuring over 400 lots which are part of an enormous collection of modern and contemporary sculpture assembled by the renowned artist, collector and dealer, Eddie Powell.  With estimates ranging from £200-300 to £400,000-600,000 there is something to suit all budgets.

15 April 2024

Harry Continues To Cast His Spell

Sworders Books & Maps Department are excited to offer a rare paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The first edition, first impression printing of JK Rowling’s debut novel is expected to bring £2,000-3,000 as part of our 19-28 April timed online Books & Maps auction.

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10 April 2024

Vicke Lindstrand | Seeing the Wood and the Trees

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8 April 2024

Lorenzo Quinn | The Acclaimed Figurative Sculptor

Discover the world of Lorenzo Quinn, the celebrated Italian sculptor exploring human emotions, relationships, and environmental concerns through his captivating artworks spanning across renowned galleries and museums worldwide, a collection of which is featured in our upcoming 30 April Design sale.

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In our recent Fine Interiors auction held on 19 and 20 March, we presented a cherished assortment of antiquities once owned by the late Sir Clinton Charles Donald Cory. This highly esteemed collection of exquisite pottery items saw a 100% sell-through rate, with intense bidding in the room, online, and over the telephone.

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Immerse yourself in luxury this Spring and come to view one of the most extraordinary collections of Louis Vuitton luggage and paraphernalia, going under the hammer on 30 April. 

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Capturing Complexity | The Intriguing Works of Prunella Clough

We are excited to present seventeen lots by the unique and innovative Prunella Clough. This fantastic collection has come from the estate of antique dealer Christopher Bangs (1951-2022). The pair had a working relationship that developed into a deep friendship and the majority of the works on offer have come directly from the artist.

21 March 2024


Christoforos Savva | Painting a United Cypriot Identity

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21 March 2024

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