Selling with Lay's Auctioneers is an easy three-step process. Our team of experts are a font of knowledge with experience spanning decades and our salesrooms are designed to allow your items to realise their value by reaching the appropriate buyers.
The first step is obtaining a valuation or an estimate of what your items might sell for at auction. You can use our online valuation form to submit pictures & details of your item and the relevant specialists will be able to recommend an estimate.
Alternatively, we offer free-of-charge valuation appointments at our saleroom or at your home. Depending on the size, collection, or type of item, it's often better for a valuer to come out to you.
To book an in-house or saleroom valuation, please call our office on 01736 361414.
Once you have a valuation you can decide whether you would like to enter into the appropriate sale. For smaller items we are more than happy to transport from our valuation or from private house calls events and for larger items, we will recommend local carriers we work with regularly.
Our team will continue to research your items before cataloging, photographing and giving them a low and high estimate. You will then receive a pre-sale email or letter informing you as to the sale date and estimating their value, ranging from a low to a high estimate.
You may choose to leave a reserve on your item if you're worried that it won't realise a value that you are comfortable with. Once a reserve is on an item it won't sell unless bidding goes above the reserve price.
Our standard vendor's commission is 16.5% of the hammer price + VAT, subject to a minimum fee of £5 if selling in our Home and Garden sale, or £8.25 in all other sales.
Ten working days after your items have been sold at auction, you will receive a post-sale statement summarising the achieved prices along with a bank transfer of the total amount.
1. Take clear photos in natural light
2. Measure the width, height & length in centimetres
3. Upload images, choose from the most relevant category, add description & submit form