A Guide To Our Auction Fees

There are a number of fees that you will incur when buying at auction, so this guide outlines these fees.

If You Are Selling At Auction

For sellers commission and fees, our standard rate is 25% +vat commission for lots that sell for under £60, and 16% +vat commission for lots that sell for over £61. There is a £2 +vat lot fee for general auctions and £5 +vat lot fee for Fine Art auctions. For valuable items or large collections we can offer better rates - please contact our office for details.

Buyer's Premium

Buyer's Premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot that you purchase. This is currently 20% plus VAT.

Other Charges 

Other charges* you might incur at auction include:

  • Buying via 3rd party websites such as The Saleroom or EasyLive Auctions can incure additional charges for using their services. Typically there is a 3%-6% charge or an option to pay a one-off fee. Please contact them directly for this information. 
  • Paypal: 5%.
  • Packing and posting: Don't forget we offer an inhouse packing and posting service and will be happy to quote for your shipping needs. Contact the office on 01782 638100

* These charges are all imposed by 3rd parties.