Here at Andrew Smith & Son we want to ensure that selling at auction is as easy and enjoyable as possible. Why not join us at our Itchen Stoke saleroom on sale or viewing days and watch the action unfold? We are easy to find and have plenty of free parking and a cafe on sale days. If you can't make it in person, our sales are available to follow online via our website or the-saleroom.com (Fine Art, Antique & Decorative Interiors Auctions are also available on invaluable.com).
How to sell with us
Have your items valued
Use our valuation form or bring your item along to one of our valuations days. Appointments may be booked for valuations on other days
Receive a valuation
One of our specialists will be in touch to discus the value of your items and how to consign it at auction
Consign for auction
Your item will be consigned into auction and displayed across multiple auction platforms helping you achieve the maximum price
Why sell with Andrew Smith & Son?
Over the past 35 years, Andrew Smith & Son have developed into one of the South's principal Independent Professional Fine Art Auctioneers. Our origins as a professional family run firm of Auctioneers dates back to 1793 with the original George Smith & Son, located in Winchester High Street.
We hold two different types of auction - Fine Art, Antique & Decorative Interiors, offering Asian Art, silver and plate, jewellery and watches, ceramics and glass, pictures, furniture, clocks, rugs and carpets, and a wide range of collectables. We also hold regular Saturday Homes & Antiques Auctions.
We have a team of highly skilled specialist valuers with considerable experience in the antiques/auction trade to value and catalogue jewellery and silver, books, watches and Asian art, etc. We have discovered many valuable items over the years with record prices being achieved in many cases.
Vendor commission and fees
We charge a vendor’s commission of 19.8% inclusive of VAT (16.5% plus VAT). We are happy to negotiate our commission for high value or important consignments.
Individual lots selling for £3000 or more will automatically attract a reduced commission rate of 11% + VAT (13.2% inclusive).
Online Illustration fee £5 + VAT per lot for two pictures in a Saturday Homes & Antiques Auction, £15 + VAT per lot for at least four pictures in a Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative Interiors Auction – payable once, only if the item sells.
We also charge an Auction Entry fee of £7.20 (£6 plus VAT) each time a lot is entered for sale - this covers research, photography, cataloguing and insurance. A lot may be one item or a collection of items lotted together.
Our valuers will advise what estimates and reserves should be placed on items, as they have experience and in-depth knowledge of current market conditions. If you wish to increase a reserve please contact the valuer for their advice. In the rare instance that a valuer does not agree with your request, please be aware that the Auction Entry fee will be payable if your item is unsold.