Selling at Auction

Selling at auction is easy and will offer your items to a worldwide market.

We are pleased to provide free pre-sale advice.  You can either attend one of our regular valuation days, email us with images or arrange an appointment in the comfort of your own home.

The collection and clearance of unsaleable items can be carried out on your behalf and the costs of this deducted from the final payment.

We pride ourselves on the level of personal and professional service provided. When attending one of our dedicated valuation days all clients will deal directly with a director or senior member of staff. Not only are our staff trained and experienced in their own fields, but the services of a number of specialists are retained to advise as and when required.


Vendor Commission and Charges

Home Furnishings & Interiors Sales:

  • Items realising up to £500 – 18% plus VAT
  • Items realising £501 and over – 15% plus VAT
  • £1 + VAT lotting charge
  • Insurance is charged at 1.5% + VAT of hammer price

Antique Sales:

  • Items realising up to £500 – 18% plus VAT
  • Items realising £501 and over – 15% plus VAT
  • £3 + VAT lotting charge (for cataloguing and photography)
  • Insurance is charged at 1.5% + VAT of hammer price

Collector’s Sales

  • 15% plus VAT
  • £3 + VAT lotting charge (for cataloguing and photography)
  • Insurance is charged at 1.5% + VAT of hammer price

Note: VAT is charged on the charge itself and not the hammer price
All charges are on sold goods only.  We do not charge for unsold items.


After the Sale

Auction result notification
If you would like to know the results of your lots, please do not hesitate to contact the office.  We would appreciate it if you could wait until the day after the sale before you telephone for your results.

Payment
Payment is made by cheque three weeks after the auction date, assuming that we have received full payment from the buyer. Along with your cheque, we will enclose a statement detailing the charges which have been incurred.

Client’s Account
Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions operate a system of client accounting. At all times clients' money is held in an account entirely separate from the rest of the business.

Unsold Lots
Any unsold lots will be automatically re-entered into a future sale, at 50% of the original reserve. If you would prefer not to re-enter your property, you will need to make your own arrangements to collect it from us.

Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions are a Limited Company, no. SC367803.  Client’s funds are held in a client’s account with the Bank of Scotland.