Antique Volumes


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How does it work??

In a COVID world, auctions have had to make changes whether occupying a static site, or using a mobile venue model.

The big change had been in the use of online auction platforms offering world-wide buyer opportunities and Stevens Auctioneers are now entirely using this method.

That means there are no in-person attendance at any sales and all bidding is completed online and not in the saleroom.

Prior viewing of lots is not permissible during a lockdown, but can be arranged on an appointment only basis once free to do so. In the meantime, Stevens Auctioneers will include at least six photographs of each lot for the bidders to see what they are buying. We will also be on hand to take telephone enquiries on condition and can, where requested offer a video viewing if that helps.

If a large item, such as furniture is accepted for sale, the Vendor will be asked to provide six photographs, but the item will remain at the Vendor's location until successfully bid upon. The Buyer will collect direct from the Vendor (under strict Covid protocols) after payment has been completed.

Will you collect lots for sale?

All lots that have been accepted for sale and are portable, will be collected by Stevens Auctioneers under strict COVID precautions. For your safety (and ours) all home visit requests will be managed within strict social distancing and protective equipment measure guidelines as follows:

  • On the agreed date of inspection and/or collection, it is requested that only one person connected to the household is present.

  • Face-masks must be worn.

  • Please leave all windows and internal doors ajar and any animals present on the property contained. 

  • If the property is not currently inhabited, it is recommended that all items to be considered for the next sale are placed together in one room or outbuilding with direct outside access.

What does it cost?

Our Vendor's commission, for up to 50 lots submitted for the same sale, is 20% of the Hammer Price achieved with a minimum charge of £5.00 per lot, whether sold or not. For more than 50 lots, the seller's commission is reduced to 18%. At this time, Stevens Auctioneers are not obliged to charge VAT on the Vendor's Commission.

This fee covers cataloguing and presenting your lots onto the online bidding platform. We do not charge for the collection of your lots nor for the administration involved in shipping them after the sale (Postage is paid by the Buyer).

Please see the Terms and Conditions for all relevant fees if applicable.

Will you appraise items offered for Auction?

Stevens Auctioneers will be pleased to appraise all items offered for sale, however, this should be done by way of submitting photographs of those items before the collection visit is made. Further details can be found on the VALUATION SERVICES page.

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