How to Sell
Entries are invited for all future auctions. If you wish to consign, whether a single item or an entire house contents, please contact us to arrange a valuation. We can assess all types of items free of charge with no obligation to consign.
There are a number of easy ways to receive a valuation – CLICK HERE to find out how to obtain an auction estimate on your lot.
We will ensure your items are entered into the most suitable auction. If appropriate, they will be grouped together for sale to maximise your financial return.
If you are unable to drop your items off at Bloomfield Auctions, we offer a collection service for lots you wish to consign to auction. The cost is based on the time we spend traveling, plus the time it takes to load and unload our vans.
Unless agreed, and listed, with the consigning valuer, items will be offered without reserve. If you wish to secure a minimum return on your item/items, we can apply a reserve price where appropriate.
Our fees cover all aspects of the auction process including insurance, cataloguing, photography and internet coverage on two bidding platforms: hansonslive.co.uk and saleroom.com. Vendor fees are as follows:
- £5 per lot (whether sold or unsold)
- 19% of hammer price (minimum charge £5).
Both fees are subject to VAT at the current rate
If you wish to withdraw your object after it has been catalogued for auction, there will be a charge of 19% + VAT based on the mid-estimate.
You will receive payment by cheque, together with a statement detailing the hammer price and deductions, 6 weeks from the last day of sale. As we act as agent, payments are made to the vendor after the purchaser’s payment has cleared.
Where items remain unsold, unless you are notified otherwise, and at the discretion of the auctioneer, they will be offered in the next appropriate auction at a reduced estimate, with no reserve set. Any items not being re-offered should be collected from Bloomfield Auctions as soon as possible after the auction. Bloomfield Auctions will accept no claims for loss or damage for items not collected within 3 days of advisement as they will not be insured after this time. Additionally, after this period storage charges will be applied, and will be payable prior to collection.
Please be aware Bloomfield Auctions may charge for storage, where long term storage is required, or where the sale of items are delayed through no fault of Bloomfield Auctions. Any such storage fees would be agreed with the client beforehand. Please also refer to the note above regarding unsold items.
Custom Tax and VAT:
Please be aware that VAT under the margin scheme is payable, we are unable to refund the same for overseas buyers additional customs taxes may be payable both by a buyer or potential seller. Bloomfield Auctions are not responsible for any additional customs taxes. Anyone sending items from overseas to Bloomfield Auctions to be commissioned for sale or valuation may incur customs taxes. This tax also applies to buyers if we dispatch lots won overseas.