Nothing beats the excitement as the battle for your lot intensifies on the auction floor. At Sutton Hill Farm Country Auctions we guide you through the entire selling process; from valuation, collection and auctioning to receiving your cheque for the sale.

Getting a valuation and selling your item

We offer free valuations at our auction house here in Leicester, find out more on our valuations page. If you decide to sell you will be asked to sign a contract and we will receive, or collect the item(s) for cataloguing. The contract will specify the reserve, the seller’s commission and our Conditions of Business.

What is the sellers commission rate?

10% of the hammer price plus VAT. Other charges, for example, marketing will be agreed in advance.

How do I get the items to the saleroom?

We can help arrange collection of your items. The fee for this service can either be charged directly from the collection company, or deducted from your sale proceeds. Please contact us if you wish to deliver your items to us, to arrange a mutually convenient time.

How soon will I be paid?

Cheque and statements are sent approximately 7 days after our Collectors Sales sales and 28 days after a Quarterly Fine Art Sales. If you prefer, payment can be made directly to your bank but we cannot make payments to a third party, or in cash.

How do I find out sale results?

All results will be available on our website at the end of each sale day. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss sale results.

How to proceed if items remain unsold

The seller will be notified of any unsold items. The seller can then either re-offer the lot(s) with a lower reserve in a future auction, or collect the lot(s).