For the auction novice or more experience vendor, selling at Claydon Auctioneers is an easy process:

  • Bring your item(s) for pre-sale valuation
  • If you are happy with the auction estimate provided, consign the item(s) for auction
  • Items are entered for auction on your behalf, you will be notified of this via email in advance of the sale
  • Item goes under the hammer 
  • Payment made for items sold

Why sell at Claydon?

Here at Claydon, our main aim is to provide a personal and professional service to our vendors. We are a young(ish) team, embracing a fresh outlook towards the antiques world, endeavouring to impart our enthusiasm and love of antiques, whilst championing the old and the new. At Claydon Auctioneers our auctions follow a traditional format taking place live at our saleroom, with the additional benefit of online bidding, which complements the traditional bidding process, and reaching a wider audience, in turn achieving higher prices for your items. 

Vendor Fees

Vendor commission rate: 17% + VAT

Lotting fees: £8 + VAT per lot sold, (General Goods & Chattels auctions £5 + VAT per lot sold)


Transporting your item for auction

If you are unable to bring your item in person to our saleroom, we can help arrange collection. Please contact us for more details. 

The Auction Process

Your item will be entered into the most appropriate auction based on the nature of the piece. You will receive a Pre-Sale Advice letter via email prior to the auction date, detailing the catalogue description and estimate / reserve. If the item sells, you will be notified following the auction. If your item does not sell, we recommend the item goes forward to a future auction. However, if you wish to collect your unsold item, please contact us by the Wednesday following the auction and arrange collection of the item no later than the Friday following the auction. Please note it is the responsibility of the vendor to monitor the progress of their items. At Claydon Auctioneers we are pleased to offer a no sale, no fee structure, meaning should your item fail to sell you will not incur any charges. 

Payment Terms

Payment is made in the form of a cheque or bank transfer approximately 2 - 4 weeks following the auction provided that full payment of the item has been received from the purchaser. A full statement covering the deduction of commission, lot fees and VAT will accompany the payment. 

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