Valuation Services

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:


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 both our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms and Hertford office as well as other locations around the country. See our Valuation Day Calendar for more details. 


Hertford Office

Situated in the historic county town, Sworders Hertford Office is an integral part of the company providing valuation services across Hertfordshire, North London, South Bedfordshire and further afield when required. Our valuers are available to appraise a wide range of objects from the Decorative Arts, European, Chinese or Japanese ceramics, Silver, Coins & Medals, Jewellery or Textiles. You can be assured of high quality service and expertise.

This busy office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Our very popular Thursday valuation morning is not to be missed, no appointment necessary between 10am and 4pm, simply turn up with your items for free, no obligation appraisals. For larger consignments we are always happy to arrange confidential home visits.

Recent finds from the Hertford office include a Chinese brush pot, carved from a single piece of Zitan wood which made £150,000 in the Asian Art sale, a Ralph Lauren ‘Ricky’ bag making £6,000 in the Accessories sale and a John Piper watercolour consigned for our Decorative Arts sale, sold for £2,050.


Home Visits

If you have too many items to transport to the Stansted auction room or Hertford office, 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. 






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