Sale by Auction
Nesbits Auctions Ltd provide truly independent advice on sale by auction, whether it is selling single items or entire collections. We provide advice on pre-sale auction estimates, reserves and, for high-value items we offer discounts on commission charges. We can also arrange the logistical process of packaging, removal and transportation of items using fully insured professional packers & shippers. We ensure items are professionally and comprehensively catalogued, photographed and marketed. In addition, we personally contact potential specialist collectors and dealers worldwide.
We believe that art and antiques should be marketed and sold in a truly global marketplace and, more importantly, that the best possible price is realised for our clients. We work on a commission basis so it is in our interest to achieve the highest price possible. Whether specialist or general auctions, all our sales have a fully illustrated online catalogue across two online platforms as well as listed through more traditional formats such as the Antiques Trade Gazette and local newspapers.
For large single-owner collections, we are able to offer bespoke specialist auctions with an option of a dedicated catalogue and targeted advertising in specialist publications.
Our charges are 15% of the sale price per lot for £500 or over, 17.5% for lots sold under £500. The minimum charge is £8.00 per lot whether sold or unsold. Insurance is charged at 1.5% of the hammer price or vendor’s reserve (minimum £1.50 per lot). All charges are subject to VAT.
Payment for the net sale proceeds are made 21 working days after the sale