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 now 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.

 


 

VIRTUAL VALUTION SERVICE

This service enables you, via a smart phone or tablet, to show us around an entire property, a collection or single item and enables our valuer to ask questions and highlight specific items.  To learn more about this service or to arrange a virtual valuation, 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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News & Articles

Update | Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The latest information on our forthcoming sales following the government's recent announcement 

The One That Very Nearly Got Away

With an end to lockdown finally on the horizon, we take a few moments to continue a time for reflection, as Sworders' Chairman Guy Schooling recounts a whimsical tale of a treasured item that tried desperately to escape his clutches...

Cheers to that! Triumphant Results For Fine Wine & Spirits

Our timed sale of Fine Wine & Spirits, which ran from 5 - 14 March, was a triumph with a sold rate of almost 99% and a sale total of £113,130. 

All The Small Things | 18th Century Doll's Houses Go Under the Hammer

Sylvia Ewen from our Picture Department takes a look inside a late 18th century dolls house belonging to BAFTA award-winning costume designer Evangeline Harrison, ahead of it going under the hammer in our March Fine Interiors auction.

Badgemore Grange | The Sally Hunter & Ian Posgate Collection

The impressive collection, charting the lives of an artistic couple, is to be auctioned at Sworders in the Spring.

The Original Super Model | Photographs Of Pre-Raphaelite Beauty To Be Sold

Original photographs of a well-known Pre-Raphaelite beauty - the muse of William Holman Hunt and the mother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell - come to auction at Sworders in the spring. The two albumen prints of Julia Prinsep Stephen are expected to achieve £500-800 as part of the two-day Out of The Ordinary sale on April 13 and 14.

Jane Oakley | A Retrospective on Sporting Art

As we prepare for our next Sporting Art sale, to be held on Wednesday 2 June 2021, Head of Pictures Jane Oakley takes a look back at some of the successes of the sale from the last three years.

The Smallest Show On Earth

The UK’s only surviving Victorian flea circus comes for sale in our April Out of the Ordinary Auction. The miniature attraction, known in its pomp as the Professor Len Tomlin Flea Circus, has been consigned by Ankie Wild, who ran the Ribchester Museum of Childhood until 1995. 

Fine Interiors Journal | March 2021

An exciting new development for the department is the introduction of the Fine Interiors Journala companion guide offering an overview of the sale complete with links directly to the relevant sections of the online catalogue.

From The Collection Of Min Hogg

We are extremely proud to include in our 30 and 31 March Fine Interiors sale, several pieces from the collection of Georgina ‘Min’ Hogg (1938-2019), the founding editor of The World of Interiors.

Organised Chaos | Items From The Estate of The Late Douglas 'Dougie' Gray

Our Homes & Interiors sale on Tuesday 16 of March will include a collection of items from the estate of the late Douglas ‘Dougie’ Gray.

Raising a Toast From Newcastle to Amsterdam

Until the end of the 17th century, the quintessentially English drinking glass was unknown. At this juncture, European glass was awash with the popular Façon de Venise or Venetian fashion. Although this trend was not just produced by the eponymous craftsmen but throughout Europe, often with the assistance of migrant Italian glassblowers that helped to proliferate the ideas and skillset required.