How to sell

A simple step by step guide on how to sell your goods at auction with Bonhams

Free Appraisals

One of Bonhams specialists will use their expertise to gage a realistic estimate for your item. Auction appraisals are free and you can ask for one in the following ways.

By Email
Visit the departments page on our website and send a written description and, if possible, an image of your item to the relevant specialist. If you are unsure who to contact email customer services who will be able to put you in touch with the right person.

By Post
Send a photograph and a written description of your item to your nearest saleroom or office. We will then contact you to give our appraisal and discuss the best sale options for you.

In Person
Seeing your object first-hand gives our specialists the best possible opportunity to examine it in detail. Use the Locations page on this site to find your nearest Bonhams Saleroom or Office and their opening hours. You can then telephone or email to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can take the object you would like valued into any of our salerooms and, if a specialist is available, you will be able to get a appraisal on the spot.

Valuation and Appraisal Days
Bonhams holds regular appraisal and appraisal days round the UK where specialists are available to give free opinions. You can find details on the Locations page or by contacting your nearest Saleroom or Office.

House Visits
If you are not able to visit a Bonhams Saleroom or Office we can come to you instead. Visit the Locations page to find your nearest Bonhams Saleroom, Office or representative and contact them to make an appointment.

Probate
Bonhams are experienced at dealing with Probate items. Please contact the Trusts and Estates department to make an appointment for one of our specialists to visit you and, if appropriate, the property.

Contact a specialist
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