How to sell

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

Free Valuations

Bonhams specialists are happy to provide estimates for your items. Auction valuations are free and you can ask for one in the following ways.

By Email
Visit the department's 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 valuation 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 its 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 free, you will be able to get a valuation on the spot. This does depend on availability, however, so cannot be guaranteed.

Valuation and Appraisal Days
Bonhams holds regular valuation and appraisal days round the UK where specialists give free advice. 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. Visit Locations page to find your nearest Bonhams Saleroom, Office or representative and contact them to make an appointment.

Bonhams is 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
Click here to view a list of our specialist departments