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Selling at Auction

If you are considering selling at auction then we would be delighted to help. We pride ourselves in providing a professional and comprehensive service aimed at producing the best results for our clients. The friendly auction team can guide you through the auction process and selling by auction couldn’t be easier!

We offer:

  • Experienced and professional valuation advice
  • Modern, secure auction premises, extending to 5000 square feet, with a friendly environment
  • A range of things to see and do on auction days including a clock restorers. We are also very close to the popular Mendip Inn.
  • Live internet buying attracting purchasers from across the world
  • Attractive and professional catalogues
  • Extensive advertising
  • Competitive charges
  • Collection and delivery service

Our Auction Rooms

Our modern and spacious auction rooms have been newly completed and provide approximately 5000 sq.ft. of spacious accommodation. Situated at Rookery Farm, adjoining the B3135 between the Mendip Inn and Green Ore, there is good access and ample parking.

Also on site is the famous Hartleys Bistro, a café, bar and a range of shops. There is plenty to see and do on auction days and the auction will be relayed to the café and bistro so it is possible to eat and drink and be aware of what is being sold. With such a great destination, our auctions attract many potential purchasers.

Valuation advice you can have confidence in

Our Team

The auction valuation team is headed by Nicky Houston and Hayley Wooldridge. Nicky has worked as a Director of a well known national auction house and has experience in valuing antiques and collectables for all purposes nationwide. Hayley has also worked extensively for national and local auction houses. Nicky and Hayley are supported by consultants who are able to assist where needed.

Valuation Days

For those contemplating selling at auction, we accept items at our auction rooms every weekday morning when our valuers are present to provide valuation advice. We also stage valuation days at various locations in the area. We are delighted to give a verbal appraisal free of charge. Details of forthcoming valuation days can be found on our calendar.

House Visits

For clients not able to visit the auction rooms or for valuation of larger items, we can arrange house visits free of charge.

Reaching the global market

Live Internet Buying

Through, our auctions are relayed across the world through the internet and it is possible for potential purchasers to bid on-line. It is also possible for bidders to leave commission bids for the auctioneers to bid on their behalf or to bid over the telephone.


We take pride in our catalogues and with every effort being made to list all items for sale at their best. Catalogues are available to download through various websites and distributed to potential purchasers on our mailing list.


In promoting our sales, we advertise extensively in local and regional publications. Advertisements are also placed in the Antiques Trade Gazette and other auction and antique related publications.

A comprehensive & comprehensive service

Collection and Delivery Service

Through our recommended service providers, we are able to arrange a reliable collection and delivery service at a reasonable charge. Using reliable and discrete staff, vendors can be assured of a professional service.

House Clearances

Through our recommended providers, we can arrange a full house clearance service for executors, trustees and private individuals. We can assess the best method of disposal of every item within a property and we will arrange, at cost, transportation of suitable goods to the Auction Rooms and the clearance of the remaining items. Through Killens, we can also advise on the disposal of the property.

Commission Charges

We earn commission deducted from the realised sale price and our charges are very competitive. If the item is unsold then no commission is payable. This is calculated at 15%.

A minimum commission of £3 per lot is payable and in addition, a small charge is made to cover loss or damage warranty calculated at 1.5% of the realised price. No charge is made for lotting, website presence or illustrations. All charges are subject to VAT.

Unsold Items

In the event that an item does not sell it can usually be re-offered in a future sale. We do not charge an unsold fee. Where in our opinion an item is unsaleable you must collect such items from the sale room promptly on being so informed otherwise storage or disposal charges may be incurred.

Terms and Conditions

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