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.

 


 

VISIT US

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. 

 


 

ONLINE VALUATION FORM

Our easy to use valuation form allows you to get request an auction estimate 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 auctions@sworder.co.uk. 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 auctions@sworder.co.uk 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.

 



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. 

 

CONTACT US

Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms

auctions@sworder.co.uk

01279 817778

Hertford Office

hertford@sworder.co.uk

01992 583 508

London Gallery

london@sworder.co.uk

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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Explore Colne Priory's rich history tracing back to the 12th century. With over seven centuries past, the manor is a fine example of carefully co-ordinating grand and recognisable architectural styles with elegant interiors, seamlessly combining historic allure and contemporary style. Sworders are extremely pleased to present this notable collection. 

21 November 2023

Middleton Hall | Seven Centuries of Style

The estate of Middleton Hall has passed through generation after generation, nestled in the charming Suffolk countryside and can boast over seven hundred years of historical significance. A little slice of Middleton Hall’s wonderful history has now come to us at Sworders, with lots being offered in Fine Interiors, Homes and Interiors, and Old Master, British and European Art Sales.

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30 October 2023

The Enigmatic Glass Art of Bertil Vallien

Specialist Otto Billstrom speaks to us about Bertil Vallien, a renowned artist in contemporary art glass, who has harnessed the ancient art of sand-casting glass to create a unique and distinctive body of work. In our upcoming October 31st sale, six distinctive idols, crafted using this technique, will be offered.

27 October 2023

Love at First Sight | Roger & Jill Hadlee's Stewardship of Coggeshall Abbey

Sworders’ Fine Interiors department are fortunate to present a selection of lots from the collection of Roger and Jill Hadlee in our 12-13 December auction, photographed in-situ at their beautiful former home, Coggeshall Abbey, in Essex.

27 October 2023

Stamping Your Mark in Collecting | A Journey Through Stamp Boxes

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In the Footsteps of the Mouse

Sworders are delighted to be offering a private collection of Gnomeman furniture as part of our 31st of October Design Sale, acquired by the parents of the vendor directly from the artist’s studio outside Littlebeck in Yorkshire where they travelled regularly to make new purchases throughout the 1950s.

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