“Mark Littler provides a role that has become scarce in a polarised market: the one stop shop”

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Mark Littler, Independent Auctioneer and Valuer, Antiques and Fine Art Auctions

What we do

We value, advise on and arrange the sale of antiques and collectable items through both auctions and private sales.

Our sole objective is to help you sell your antiques for the most money.

Who we help

We specialise in helping people with little experience of the antiques market get the best possible deal.  Acting independently, we have a friendly and personal approach.

Why use Mark Littler

We’re independent and offer unbiased and impartial advice.

For some items a private sale is the best option, which we can arrange for you.

Our private sales earn you on average 35% more than by selling at auction.

For other items selling at auction is the better choice, in which case we have access to every auction house in the UK.

We select the auction house that is best suited to your items, significantly increasing the final sale price. 

We handle everything on your behalf from valuation to sale.

What we do

We value, advise on and arrange the sale of antiques and collectable items through both auctions and private sales.

Our sole objective is to help you sell your antiques for the most money.

Who we help

We specialise in helping people with little experience of the antiques market get the best possible deal.  Acting independently, we have a friendly and personal approach.

Why use Mark Littler

We’re independent and offer unbiased and impartial advice.

For some items a private sale is the best option, which we can arrange for you.

Our private sales earn you on average 35% more than by selling at auction.

For other items selling at auction is the better choice, in which case we have access to every auction house in the UK.

We select the auction house that is best suited to your items, significantly increasing the final sale price. 

We handle everything on your behalf from valuation to sale.

WHAT DO WE VALUE AND SELL?

Asian Art, Ceramics & Works of Art
Books & Maps
Ceramics & Glass
Clocks, Watches & Barometers
Coins
Decorative Arts
Furniture
Jewellery

Militaria
Natural History & Taxidermy
Paintings, Drawings & Prints
Silver & Objects Of Vertu
Stamps
Toys & Collectables
Wine & Whisky

Asian Art, Ceramics & Works of Art
Books & Maps
Ceramics & Glass
Clocks, Watches & Barometers
Coins
Decorative Arts
Furniture
Jewellery
Militaria
Natural History & Taxidermy
Paintings, Drawings & Prints
Silver & Objects Of Vertu
Stamps
Toys & Collectables
Wine & Whisky

WHY YOU NEED INDEPENDENT ADVICE

Auction A 43.8%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium: 15%

Buyers Premium: 20%

Insurance: 1.5%

Performance Fee: n/a

VAT: Yes

Auction B 45%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium:17.5%

Buyers Premium: 20%

Insurance: n/a

Performance Fee: n/a

VAT: Yes

Auction C 46.2%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium:15%

Buyers Premium: 22%

Insurance: 1.5%

Performance Fee: n/a

VAT: Yes

Auction D 50.4%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium:15%

Buyers Premium: 25%

Insurance: n/a

Performance Fee: 2%

VAT: Yes

Unexpected charges

There are times when an auction is simply the best option.  But when the cheque you receive is up to 50% less than what the buyer paid it can come as a bit of a shock.

The figures above represent a cross section of salerooms in the UK and are not exaggerated.  There can also be further fees on top such as illustration charges and lotting fees.

This is one reason why selecting the right auction house is important.

Selling strategically

We won’t just enter all your items into one sale, on one day, at one venue (like your local saleroom will).

We sell your items strategically, choosing the salerooms with the relevant expertise and the right target market, ensuring your items are sold for the highest amount possible.

The end result is a higher selling price and more money in your pocket.

 

Auction A 43.8%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium: 15%

Buyers Premium: 20%

Insurance: 1.5%

Performance Fee: n/a

VAT: Yes

Auction B 45%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium:17.5%

Buyers Premium: 20%

Insurance: n/a

Performance Fee: n/a

VAT: Yes

Auction C 46.2%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium:15%

Buyers Premium: 22%

Insurance: 1.5%

Performance Fee: n/a

VAT: Yes

Auction D 50.4%

Total percentage taken from sale

Vendors Premium:15%

Buyers Premium: 25%

Insurance: n/a

Performance Fee: 2%

VAT: Yes

Unexpected charges

There are times when an auction is simply the best option.  But when the cheque you receive is up to 50% less than what the buyer paid it can come as a bit of a shock.

The figures above represent a cross section of salerooms in the UK and are not exaggerated.  There can also be further fees on top such as illustration charges and lotting fees.

This is one reason why selecting the right auction house is important.

Selling strategically

We won’t just enter all your items into one sale, on one day, at one venue (like your local saleroom will).

We sell your items strategically, choosing the salerooms with the relevant expertise and the right target market, ensuring your items are sold for the highest amount possible.

The end result is a higher selling price and more money in your pocket.