Our team of trusted specialists are committed to maximising your wealth and ensuring a seamless and successful sale, every time.
We’re here to make it easy to sell your fine art, antiques & jewellery in one simple transaction; covering valuation, collection, logistics, marketing and sales. Dawsons bespoke marketing to a huge global audience creates a highly competitive bidding environment and ensures the maximum return on every item we take to auction.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you can expect.
You are welcome to get in touch to arrange a complimentary private home appointment or book an appointment at one of our salerooms in London or Berkshire. Alternatively, simply send us a few details about the items you’d like to sell using the form below and one of our specialists will get back to you with an auction estimate.
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Once you have received your auction estimates and agreed reserves, the next step is to arrange collection. We have our own liveried vans and our collection team will ensure your items are moved safely and securely from your property to the saleroom. At the same time, one of our specialists will offer available sale dates and guide you through your Seller’s Agreement which includes details about our item entry fee, reserves, selling commission and VAT. They will also be pleased to answer any other questions you may have. Alternatively you are welcome to drop off your items at one of our offices in London or Berkshire.
Our team of specialists will take care everything else, ensuring that your item is carefully catalogued, photographed and marketed to a huge audience of prospective buyers across the globe.
With the face of the auction world changing rapidly, we aim to make the process of buying and selling as simple and painless as possible – our friendly and approachable team are only too pleased to answer any and all questions, and to guide you effortlessly through the process. Once you’ve bought or sold with us, even if you’re new to auctions, you’ll be hooked on them.
Our monthly sales are advertised and promoted both online and in publications well in advance, to ensure that your items get the maximum publicity, and to ensure that potential buyers are aware that they are coming up for sale.
All of our sales feature live online bidding, on our website and the-saleroom.com with our catalogues attracting over one million unique visitors a month. In addition we have a large database of buyers we will market your items directly to.
We provide comprehensive condition reports and photographs for clients all over the world, to ensure that if they can’t get to the saleroom we’ll give them the next best thing to holding the object they would like to buy. Likewise, if they prefer to pop in and view in person, we have invested in a smart and highly accessible saleroom with plenty of parking that will display your lots to their full potential. Our staff are always on hand to answer any questions that buyers might have about the items.
We can provide valuations for you in several different ways, and have a network of specialist consultants to ensure that you are always receive the most accurate current market valuation for your item. These valuations are free, and no obligation, so that you can ensure that you have all the information you need before deciding whether to sell your items.
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Our team are only too pleased to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.