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Selling

Complimentary Pre-Sale Valuations

We are always happy to advise clients as to the value of any items that they are considering selling. This can be anything from a single item to complete house contents; this service is free and without obligation. Goods may be brought to our salerooms on selected days or by appointment.  Home visits are also arranged at your convenience.  Assistance with the transportation of goods can be arranged through independent removal contractors on the vendors behalf.  For further details please visit our valuation services page or contact us to make an appointment.

Specialist Cataloguing

Anderson & Garland Ltd. offer more than 150 years collective experience in appraising and valuing antiques and works of art. Our specialist staff are expert at presenting relevant information for our well produced catalogues and internet listings. See our staff page for details of our specialists. All of our catalogues enjoy a national and international mailing list.

Sale Publicity

All sales held by us are widely publicised. This includes the posting of catalogues on our own website as well as other prime collectors and antiques trade websites; advertisements in the antiques trade international press and the daily and weekly local press, the media is kept informed through our PR agency of any items of exceptional interest to further publicise sales. In this way the content of each sale is brought to the attention of the widest possible audience.

Instructions

All goods delivered to the Auction House will be deemed to be delivered for sale by auction and will be catalogued and sold accordingly.

Reserves

Anderson & Garland Ltd. will be pleased to advise on suitable protective reserves, but if no reserves have been received prior to the day of the sale, the lot will be sold without reserve or at the discretion of the auctioneer. Reserves must be confirmed in writing.

Indemnity

Vendors shall indemnify Anderson & Garland Ltd. against any claims in connection with goods sold by Anderson & Garland Ltd. on the vendor’s behalf.

Collections

The Auctioneers do not themselves undertake the collection of goods, but acting expressly as agents, they will if required instruct a removal contractor on the vendor’s behalf.

Loss and Damage Warranty

Unless instructed otherwise (in which case the property remains at the owner’s risk) goods will be warranted against all risks whilst on the premises pending sale. This will be charged at the rate of 1.50%. The value of any claim under this warranty will be limited to the reserve, or where there is no reserve the lower estimate for unsold goods and the hammer price for goods which have been sold.

If the Vendor has in force a Policy or Policies of Insurance in which the article is specifically mentioned as being insured (whether or not for an agreed sum of value) the Vendor shall notify his Insurers of, and shall himself note the Auctioneers’ interest as Bailees in such policy or policies.

Warranty of Title

The seller warrants to Anderson & Garland Ltd. and to the buyer, that he is the true owner of the property or is properly authorised to sell the property by the true owner and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.

Selling Procedure

Our select catalogue sales are between 1 and 3 days duration and are separated into specialist areas of collecting. These range from prints, watercolours and oil paintings, to furniture and rugs and ensure that all goods offered on behalf of vendors are given due prominence within the context of the overall sale. Selling is conducted by our team of Auctioneers who are amongst the most experienced in the North.

An additional selling facility of Anderson & Garland Ltd., of particular interest to the legal profession or other representatives of deceased estates, or those wishing to dispose of whole house contents, is our general antiques and modern furnishings sales held every two weeks. These consist of items of affordable eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century furniture, ceramics, glass, pictures, prints, silver, jewellery, textiles, collector's items and objects of art. These are the busiest and best in the region.

Photography

Vendors give Anderson & Garland Ltd. the right to photograph and illustrate any lot placed with them for sale and to use such photographs and illustrations at any time at their discretion, whether or not in connection with the auction. Illustrations used in our catalogues will be charged at cost.

Payment

Payment of sums due to vendors is normally made within 15 working days of a Town & County sale, and 21 working days for a Fine Art sale. The Auctioneers act throughout as Agents only and are not responsible for any default by the buyer. They disclaim liability for paying the vendor until they have received settlement from the buyer.

Warehousing

The Auctioneers exempt themselves from any liability to goods delivered to their salerooms without sufficient sale instructions, and reserve the right to make a warehousing charge in this respect. A similar warehousing charge will be applicable for goods left on their premises 7 days after they have requested the Vendor to remove them. This charge will be levied at the rate of £1 per item per day. Goods will not be released until warehouse charges are paid in full.

Withdrawn Items

Anderson & Garland Ltd. reserve the right to charge a withdrawal fee of 20% (plus VAT) of the lower estimate for any item/s removed from any sale by the vendor if the item(s) have been catalogued and/or a catalogue has been published and marketing undertaken. Any item(s) withdrawn from the sale must be collected promptly and will not be released until the above fee has been paid in full. Failure to collect in good time will incur further storage charges of £1 per lot per day, recoverable by the sale of the item(s) if they remain uncollected for a period of more than 2 months.

Unsold Items

Unsold reserved items will be re-offered (sometimes within 7 days and without notice) and the reserve will be lowered by 30% at each time of entry. Lots will be re-offered until sold or collected. Every effort will be made to contact vendors but the Auctioneers will not be liable if inadequate contact details are provided.  Where, in our opinion an item is unsaleable, Vendors must collect such items from the saleroom or consent to its disposal to a charity, where appropriate, within 7 days of being so informed.  Storage charges will be incurred if goods remain with us without clear instructions.  These charges will be levied at the rate of £1 (plus VAT) per lot per day together with an administration charge of £10 (plus VAT) per consignment. If an unreserved lot is unsold by virtue of failing to attract a bid, we will have absolute discretion to dispose of the item and charge for the service.