Online Collectables Auctions
Our primary service is to hold regular online-only sales of Antiques and Collectables.
This can include all forms of collectables and the Auctioneer of Stevens Associates specialises in collectable books with over 30 years experience. Consequently, Stevens Auctioneers will always concentrate on producing exciting online timed auctions to present a fantastic opportunity to bid for rare and collectable books, but of course, would be pleased to represent large collections of other items at all times.
Covid-19 has changed the face of auctions as we know it as, under full lockdown and higher Tier restrictions, visitors to salerooms are restricted or completely banned, which means that viewing may only be virtual, or through a strict booking system.
Consequently, moving the contents of a deceased estate from the property to the saleroom may not, as a result, be the most effective way of achieving a complete disposal and could become a costly exercise.
Yet Beneficiaries will still need help with contents disposal, especially when they may live at some considerable distance from the property itself and this has been made even more challenging by Covid restrictions.
Stevens Auctioneers offer a fresh approach, with enough flexibility to specialise in providing an online bidding solution to auction all property contents in-situ. We catalogue and photograph all lots, provide a virtual video tour and, if restriction permit, regulate all visitors under a strict diarised appointment system for both viewing and post-sale collections under a full Covid-secure environment. If under lockdown or top tier restrictions, the auction can still go ahead with online bidding only and the value of the contents of the deceased can be realised more quickly. We also operate a full shipping and delivery service if collections cannot be achieved, post-sale. This means the property is left cleared and clean, ready for resale as soon as possible.
We believe this is a service of particular interest to Solicitors for Probate, as well as Executors and beneficiaries of deceased estates.
Even after life has returned to some form of normality, the above approach will still remain in place with the only difference being permitting bidders to attend the property in person for live bidding as well as online, meaning each sale is fully prepared and could still go ahead, without bidding in person, should restrictions be imposed at a moments notice.
This service is designed to speed up the process for the property to be placed on the market by completing the clearance of contents as quickly as possible, even under difficult Covid restrictions and applies to:
Contents disposals for probate
Companies liquidating unsold stock
Shops/Hotels/Nursing homes facing closure
Storage companies requiring removal of unit contents where rental has stopped
Compulsory purchased or abandoned properties with extensive contents to be cleared
Agricultural storage buildings requiring complete clearance of goods stored
Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements
At this time, Stevens Auctioneers are not currently able to supply an Auctioneer for your charity auction, whether during the day or at an evening event as Covid restrictions will no doubt curtail the ability to put such events on.
We look forward to a future date where such services can be offered again.
Please Contact Us for more details.