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How To Sell Your Tiara

Whether you have a bridal tiara that you have inherited or a collection of kokoshnik tiaras that you have built up over the last 10 years, knowing how to sell your earrings can be somewhat difficult. Over the years, collecting habits have changed and what might have been in fashion 5 years ago may no longer be sought after.

Selling at auction used to be a good option for selling tiaras, however, the average seller’s commission is now 18% and the average buyer’s commission is 25% – meaning that if you sell at auction you only get back 57% of what the buyer was willing to pay.  We can help you get the most for your earrings so please get in touch.

This guide aims to help you understand what your tiara is worth and what affects the value of tiaras. You can also get in touch for a free valuation and no-obligation advice.

How Can You Sell Your Tiara? 

Are you looking to sell your tiara but don’t know where to start?  At Mark Littler LTD we make the selling process as simple as possible by handling all of the logistics, paperwork and fully insured shipping.

We can help you sell your tiara in two ways:

  1. Through a brokered private sale
  2. Through specialist online auctions

Our aim is to achieve the best possible price for your jewellery; after all, you can only sell once.  By giving you all of your options you can be sure you are making the right decision.

 

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Common Tiara Types

Fringe tiara value

Fringe – The fringe tiara is often thought of as a pared-back version of a Kokoshnik tiara. Fringe tiaras are usually set with a large number of diamonds that are similarly cut and graduated in size. Perhaps the most famous example of a fringe tiara is Queen Mary’s fringe tiara, famously worn by Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day.

Bandeau tiara

Bandeau – Bandeau tiaras burst onto the fashion scene in the early 20th century. Designed to be worn on the forehead or just above the hairline, these tiaras were better suited to the developing fashions of the period (loose fittings, and straight lines) in comparison to earlier tiara styles.

Halo tiara sale

Halo – A halo tiara is a tiara that sits atop the head and almost completely encircles it. Intricate designs and motifs of scrolls and wreaths were popular in early designs. Halo tiaras are often worn by brides. Kate Middleton wore a Cartier Halo tiara for her big day in 2011.

What are imperial russian tiaras worth

Kokoshnik – Kokoshnik tiaras are tiaras that imitate the Imperial Russian tiaras of the mid-late 19th century. Huge, towering spires of diamonds and accented emeralds, rubies, and sapphires were common. The western world developed something of a fascination with kokoshnik tiaras up until the early 20th century.

Wishbone tiara bridal

Wishbone – Wishbone tiaras are those that taper upwards in the centre, in the shape of a wishbone. These tiaras are very much in fashion today for brides. They are simple and understated yet beautiful. Diamonds, pearls, floral motifs, and scrolls are often used in the designs.

What Affects The Value Of Your Tiara?

Macallan Whisky Worth

Designer

Jewellery is made either in anonymous workshops or by well-known designers and jewellery houses. As you can imagine, tiaras that are designed by famous designers or jewellery houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Georg Jensen will command a premium over those that were mass-produced. Pieces by well-known jewellery houses have more provenance and history behind them, making them more commercial than their fashion jewellery counterparts.

Most tiaras that were designed and made by famous designers will bear a maker’s mark, telling you who produced the item. This information is important in valuing your pieces of jewellery. The marks can be very small, and you may not be able to read them with the naked eye.

The value of tiara can also be affected by whether or not its design is indicative of the period that it is from. For example, a brooch from the Art Deco period features a geometric pattern and bold colours, it will be more commercial than an Art Deco that shows none of the defining features of the Art Deco period.

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Metal 

Most tiaras are made from some kind of gold, silver, or platinum. Identifying the purity of the metal can help to determine the quality of the item. For example, gold comes in various different purities, with 24-carat gold being the purest, with 99.9% pure gold. As such, 24-carat gold items are considered of a higher purity than 9-carat gold items (37.5% pure gold).

Certain metals and purities are better suited to gem settings than others. For example, you would not set a 3ct emerald in a 9ct gold setting. Instead, you would use 18ct platinum, which is more durable than 9ct gold. 

Silver and platinum also have different levels of purity that affect the value of items made from these metals. The purity of an item can be identified either through testing in a lab or through the hallmarks on the item. For example, a silver item with a full set of UK hallmarks can be called sterling silver.

Gemstone jewellery valuation

Gemstones

If your tiara is set with gemstones, there are many attributes of these gems that can affect the value of your item.

Firstly, what is the identity of the gemstone? Diamonds have always been, and remain, extremely commercial. Other stones such as tanzanite, sapphire, and emerald are also highly sought after.

Other attributes such as the cut, colour, inclusions, damage, carat weight, and clarity of the gemstone can affect the value. For example, a 1ct round brilliant natural diamond with high clarity will be more valuable than a 1ct round brilliant natural diamond with several inclusions and a chipped girdle.

There is also a disparity in value between natural gemstones and man-made gemstones. Whether or not a gemstone has been treated can also affect the value of your tiara.

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Condition

Of course, the condition of your jewellery will have an impact on value. Any dents, missing claws, scratches, etc will affect the value.

However, with jewellery, the condition of the item is more relevant to some styles than others. For example, gold is extremely malleable, and so a missing claw in a ring can be easily replaced. By contrast, items made from enamel, such as cameo brooches, can be very difficult to repair and restore.

The same can be said for different gemstones. Some gemstones are much easier to re-cut and re-polish than others.

When sending us photos of your items please be sure to include photos of any damage to the tiara so that we can accurately assess the condition of the item.

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Age

At Mark Littler Ltd we have sold jewellery from many different time periods, from the medieval Green Hammerton Ring to modern Cartier pieces. Jewellery from certain time periods is more sought after than others. For example, jewellery from the Victorian Era (1837-1901) is more sought after by collectors than jewellery from the Retro Era (1939-1950).

Whilst this is not always the case – sometimes more modern pieces command a premium, depending on numerous factors such as the designer – the age of your jewellery can be a good indication of its rarity and value in some instances.

As mentioned above, jewellery from specific periods is always more sought after if it reflects the characteristics of the particular period. For example, Art Nouveau jewellery bearing the characteristic swirls and natural motifs will be more valuable than jewellery from the same period that does not share these features.

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Form

The form that your jewellery takes can have an effect on the value of your piece due to certain types of jewellery falling in and out of fashion.

As an example, solitaire rings and stud earrings are somewhat timeless. Tiaras, by comparison, have fallen out of fashion in the last few decades. Tiaras were all the rage in the 18th and 19th centuries, but since formal occasions amongst the higher classes have become scarcer, and modern-day fashion has developed, tiaras have become less commercially appealing.

Of course, this is not to say that tiaras  are not worth much, just less commercial at this moment in time. That said, some of the most commercial tiaras are from the 18th century and can command five-figure sums.

Rings, necklaces, and earrings are all very commercial, with specific styles commanding different premiums at different times in history.

How We Can Help You Sell Your Tiara

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Private Sale

Our brokerage service is a simple and stress-free way to sell your jewellery. We will broker the sale between you and one of our private buyers, handling every aspect of the sale on your behalf. For this service, we charge a 10 + VAT commission (12% total). This avenue is quick and easy. We will take care of everything for you.

Sell jewellery at auction

Auction

We have built relationships with some of the country’s best specialist auctions. These industry relations help us to help you sell jewellery through the auction house that is best suited to you and your item. This is critical given the high cost of selling your items through traditional auctions. We will consign your item to the appropriate auction house for you.

Sell Tiaras: Expert Valuations

To make the process as simple as possible for you, we give you the opportunity to get your jewellery valued for free with our quick and easy-to-use valuation form.

Please provide as much information as possible about your item so that we can give you an accurate valuation.

Send us images of your silver on WhatsApp and we will get back with a valuation.  Click the button above or send the images to 07852 247 421

If you want to email over your images please send them to [email protected] or click the button above.

Would you rather speak in person?  Call the office on 01260 218718 weekdays 9am to 5pm and we will be happy to help.

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Postage Service

We make getting your jewellery to us simple.

We have a fully insured postage service. We send you specialist packing materials and instructions together with a pre-paid returns label so that you can ship your jewellery back to us quickly and safely.

For large collections and very high-value items, we also have a hand-courier service available.

The History of Tiaras

The origins of tiaras can be traced back to ancient Greece and ancient Rome when people of nobility, title, or winners of the olympic games would don diadems, crowns, or tiaras. Tiaras fell out of fashion in the Middle Ages, when fabric head covers were favoured. 

It was not until the late 18th century that tiaras came back into fashion, and by the late 19th century they were indispensable pieces of jewellery in a woman’s repertoire. The popularity of the tiara was also bolstered by the development of dual-function pieces (such as tiaras that could have pieces removed to be worn as brooches) that allowed the wearer to experiment with their style. This also made tiaras more affordable for different classes of women as they could buy multiple pieces of jewellery in one item. 

Today tiaras are again associated with nobility, as we no longer entertain in such high-class social situations as was common amongst the richest families in the 18th and 19th century. However, the tiara continues to capture the public imagination through Royal collections such as that of Elizabeth II. In addition to this, bridal tiaras are still very much in fashion, with many brides choosing to wear tiaras on their wedding day.

The commercial tiara styles today are fairly understated in comparison to those that we fashionable in the 18th and 19th centuries due to the popularity of simple and classic bridal tiaras. However, amongst antique collectors, fringe, wishbone, and kokoshnik tiaras continue to be highly sought after. The kokoshnik tiaras were extremely popular in Imperial Russia, a fashion that gradually made its way West and was adopted into British fashion in the 1890s. 

As many tiaras sold at auction hail from nobility, the provenance of a tiara can have a huge effect on its value. For example, the most expensive tiara ever sold at auction was sold at Sotheby’s in 2011 for an astonishing £7.8 million. The diamond and emerald tiara was given as a gift to Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck by her husband Prince Henckel von Donnersmarck in the 1880s.

The 4 C’s

The 4 Cs are common terminology in the world of gemmology, and they refer to the 4 most important factors that can affect the value of a diamond but can also apply to other gemstones. The 4 Cs are:

clarity
cut
carat
colour

Clarity – The clarity of a diamond indicates how inclusion-free the diamond is. A diamond free from inclusions is commonly graded as Flawless (F). The better the clarity of the stones in your tiara, the higher the value of the tiara will be in comparison to similarly-sized stones of lower clarity.

Cut – The cut of a diamond or gemstone refers to how deep or shallow the cut is. A well-cut stone will direct light through the crown. A cut that is too deep or too shallow will allow light to escape. As such, a well-cut diamond, or other gemstone, will hold more value than one of a similar size but with a shallower cut.

Carat – Carat refers to the carat weight of a diamond or gemstone. A 1ct diamond will be worth more than a 0.95ct diamond. As such, the larger the stone the more value the piece will hold.

Often the central diamond in a motif is the largest diamond in the piece. This, as well as the added carat weight of other stones in the piece, will contribute to the value. 

Colour – Colour refers to the tint within a diamond. Diamonds range from colourless to very light yellow (this is specifically in reference to colourless diamonds). There are also coloured gemstones, which refer to any gemstone that is not a diamond. The colour of these gemstones can also affect their value. For example, padparadscha sapphires – which are a beautiful orangey-pink colour, are considered the most valuable sapphires. Pale blue sapphires are generally considered the least valuable. 

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Kim R.
10:15 09 Apr 21
We recently used Mark Littler to sell old Silver tankards and we could not be happier. Fast, friendly & professional service. They assisted through... the whole process and was very helpful every step of the way. They will definitely be hearing from us again. I would recommend Mark Littler to anyone, worldwideread more
Andrew A.
11:38 25 Mar 21
Found Mark via a Google search so was a little apprehensive as couldn't meet face to face. We had some silver flatware we wished to sell and he... handled the whole process very quickly and professionally. He achieved a price that was higher than other estimates received from others including well known auction houses. Would heartily recommend.read more
Malcolm W.
23:44 14 Mar 21
Mark recently sold a 26 year old cask of Ardbeg for me. He was vey thorough and professional and achieved an excellent price. His thoroughness was... very important to me as I have lived in Sydney, Australia for many years and I needed someone who I could trust with a high vale transaction from the other side of the world. Mark even took the time to personally collect some sample drawings from the distillery and ship to me. I heartily recommend Mark to anyone wishing to sell of buy a cask particularly if they are not resident in the UK.read more
Ian G.
13:45 05 Feb 21
Our family inherited a hogshead of whisky which needed to be sold. Having no knowledge of this market the internet revealed Mark Littler who proved... to be both knowledgeable and professional. The cask was tasted and sold within a matter of weeks under Mark's guidance which we greatly appreciate.read more
George D.
20:55 25 Jan 21
I found myself in a situation where I needed to sell a much treasured and fairly rare bottle. Mark and Hannah were both extremely helpful, completely... transparent, and fair in their valuation. They were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish, and made the process very easy and painless. I would recommend them to anyone in a similar position, and would definitely use them again in the future.read more
Charles M.
10:52 20 Jan 21
During the last 12 months I have been actively making tentative enquiries to sell my whisky collection, which I had been collecting for more than 20... years. During this time I had been in discussions with various very well known whisky retailers online, with a view to them purchasing the bottles from me or finding prospective buyers. After many phone calls, emails and conversations, I was left feeling very frustrated and bewildered at their lack of communication in general and commitment to providing me with a service. That was until I discovered Mark Littler through an oline post that had been sent to me from a family member, which highlighted a high profile sale Mark had recently been engaged in. I decided to contact Mark the following day and within hours he had come straight back to me and offered to work with me to sell my collection. This was quite astonishing given the lack of communication that I had received from others. From the outset Mark has always been professional, courteous and friendly, which has made my own experience of using Mark's services an absolute pleasure. His individual care and approach to everything he undertakes on your behalf in providing you with a service is nothing short of exemplary. In no time at all Mark has already sold a much sought after vertical in my collection and I am delighted with the outcome. I would not hesitate in recommending Mark to anyone attempting to sell their own collection.read more
phill C.
20:19 19 Jan 21
I got in touch with Mark having read one of his articles online. I was thinking of investing in a cask and had an offer from a company that shall... remain nameless. At this point I thought I should seek independent advice. Mark's professional and informative approach to my questions was excellent. He basically saved me from making a huge potential mistake investing with a company that were not throwing straight dice and trying to pitch sales based on false information. I may add that at this point Mark was not pitching any sale to myself, merely offering good, genuine and free advice.I later had the opportunity to use Mark as a consultant to invest in my first Cask. I have found him to be very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly.I feel lucky to have sounded out Mark as a broker and hope to be using him again in the future. I can not recommend him and his team highly enough for their help and time!read more
Dean R.
15:16 29 Dec 20
Recently, I made enquiries with Mark about buying a whisky cask.He very promptly answered all my questions and gave me all the information I needed... to make an informed decision.He was thoroughly professional and there was never any pressure to buy, just support and step-by-step instructions.I am very pleased with the outcome of my cask investment and I look forward to working with Mark again in the future.read more
Stephen F.
13:05 22 Dec 20
Mark was thoroughly professional and efficient in helping my family get a great deal in buying some whisky casks.We received a very friendly, quick... and personable service with regular updates throughout the process.Highly recommended and greatly appreciated!read more
Darroch W.
20:05 21 Dec 20
Great service from Mark, would recommend and would use again. Easy to contact for updates or advice and guidance throughout the process. Very helpful... at all times and the final result was exactly what I had hoped for.read more
Neil C.
15:53 20 Dec 20
Mark did exactly what he promised to do and achieved a good price for the whiskey cask which he sold for us. We were kept informed of what was going... on and the whole transaction was hassle free.read more
Nigel D.
09:28 20 Dec 20
Mark was true to his word when he advised how long the process would take with selling our Cask of Whisky and what we would expect to receive. He... has been very attentive and continued to provide feedback during the sale process and he managed to achieve an exceptional price for us. Thank you Mark, we will be sure to come back to you when we sell our next cask.read more
Karken C.
16:17 10 Dec 20
First rate service - achieved a good price for one bottle and coordinated a forwarding service to an auction house for the bottles they didn't... receive any offers for. Getting the bottles to them was quick and simple. Communication was quick and courteous. Highly recommendedread more
Mike T.
10:06 03 Dec 20
I am delighted to have engaged with Mark Littler and Hannah Thompson. They have provided a professional and trustworthy service that puts my best... interests at the heart of their business. The process of selling my whisky collection has been clear and remarkably easy and efficient.read more
Diana D.
14:58 21 Nov 20
Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. Delighted to have discovered him during an internet search researching how best to sell two casks of 50... year old Scottish whiskey. He is professional, knowledgeable and quickly responded to my endless questions. It was a smooth transaction and am very pleased with the price he was able to secure. Highly recommend!read more
Neil
13:35 12 Nov 20
Fantastic service from Mark and the team selling some bottles of whisky on their store. Right from valuation through to sale and payment he kept me... informed. And he got a great price for me. Would definitely recommend.read more
Robin H.
10:04 01 Nov 20
I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Mark and his colleagues. From my first phone call to the completion of my sale the service was exemplary.... The sale of my whisky collection was made so easy, and a fast payment was made directly into my bank after the sale was completed.If you are looking to sell your whisky don't waste your time looking anywhere else. I can thoroughly recommend this company.Thank you Mark once again for a fantastic service.read more
Michael C.
14:17 24 Oct 20
Very pleased with Mark's ease of transaction in disposing of some antique silver cutlery. Have no hesitation in recommending his professional... services and advice.read more
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Stephen L.
12:58 01 Jun 22
Marks and Beth were superb during the sale of my whisky bottle. The communication was brilliant and their knowledge is also invaluable. Would 100%... recommend using mark little Ltd. Will be in touch again in the future. Thank you both again for your time.read more
Colin C.
10:23 07 Apr 22
Mark’s website is very easy to use. We found him informative, helpful and friendly. Selling was easy because of Mark and his staff. Would definitely... recommendread more
Denis B.
13:03 05 Apr 22
With the daunting task of selling a 17-year old barrel of Bruichladdich Whisky, I turned to Mark Littler in Oct '21. He and his team professionally... led me through the process to successfully achieving a good sale and subsequent payment of proceeds - from another part of the world. I highly recommend Mark Littler and their whisky services! David Brandjesread more
Jean H.
14:40 22 Feb 22
Absolutely fantastic service , dropped 4 bottles down to the shop , within 4 weeks two had been sold and the money in our account , no mither... whatsoever , we will certainly be selling through Mark with our remaining collectionread more
Sara M.
17:35 30 Nov 21
Very, very pleased with the company’s service selling my silverware. I had looked into selling it at auction but the suggested price and fees put me... off. It was so easy and very professional dealing with Mark Littler and I believe they got a very good price for me. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you, Hannah, for your help.read more
Annie R.
20:04 17 Nov 21
Exceptional & efficient service.
I highly recommend Mark Littler, who is extremely knowledgeable and went out of his way to help me sell some... artwork.read more
Dougie W.
10:30 12 Nov 21
They were very professional at every stage of the process and I would recommend them to anyone. I don't often give a five star marking but with Mark... I would, and I would certainly use them again.read more
Roger C.
13:43 11 Nov 21
I used Mark when I had a picture for sale, Mark was very efficient and professional. i would recommend him very highly and would not hesitate to use... him again.read more
Ruth R.
11:47 25 Oct 21
When we were unsure about how to go about selling part of our whisky collection, we looked online and found that Mark had some very good... reviews.

Well having now completed the process, I can say that Mark and his whole team are absolutely excellent. We were guided through different ways to sell different bottles. Help with packaging and transport is provided, and advice on bottle values was good.

They have now all been sold, and at very pleasing prices.

Highly recommended!
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Dave E.
19:31 11 Aug 21
It’s great when you’re in unfamiliar territory, hoping to sell a cask of whisky, and there’s someone out there who leads you through the process in a... thoroughly professional way. Mark kept me informed throughout and successfully completed the deal. I’d recommend him to anyone wishing to sell.read more
Tony W.
09:22 17 May 21
We were looking to sell a cask of Bruichladdich which we had owned for 10 years, having read excellent 5 star reviews & watched a couple of YouTube... videos, we decided to contact Mark. From the outset Mark was friendly & professional, offering great advice which allowed us to make an informed decision, at all times Mark communicated clearly & answered any questions promptly. Mark achieved a great price for our cask, I would not hesitate to use his company again so I’m very happy to recommend him with a 5/5 review.read more
Stephanie W.
09:11 29 Apr 21
I bought my husband a hogshead of Bowmore for his 30th birthday. We’ve been happily paying warehouse rental for 25 years and decided we needed to... look into next steps. The warehouse wasn’t very helpful so we started to look on the internet for a whisky broker. There appeared to be a lot of choice but Marks credentials and website information stood out from the crowd. He immediately set us at ease and so we looked no further. We have enjoyed our interactions and have felt from the start that Mark had our best interests at heart with his professional approach, transparency and personal touch. He has kept us informed along the journey which has been an exciting one. As part of the service Mark facilitated the gauging, sampling and selling of the barrel and also coordinated for us to receive a few bottles of this amber nectar for our own consumption. To top it off he achieved a fabulous price. We would recommend Mark to anyone who is lucky enough to have whisky to sell. Many thanks for your service Mark!read more
Lorna H.
12:17 15 Jan 21
I highly recommend Mark Littler if you are looking for a trusted & reputable antiques consultant.
He completed a sale for me with his... professionalism & personal service & I will happily use him again. Thank you Mark & staff., for a five star service. Lorna Hickmanread more
John E.
11:06 04 Jan 21
I approached Mark Littler about selling my bottle of whisky. I delivered the bottle to their office and was very impressed with their setup. A price... was agreed and the contract was signed. It took about 4 months but a buyer was found and I was kept informed of how the sale was progressing, then on Christmas Eve I received an email saying the sale had been completed and the money was in my account.
I highly recommend Mark Littler if you have any unusual bottles to sell, they are the people to sell it for you.
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Sue O.
15:46 30 Nov 20
Having recently dealt with Mark Littler I cannot recommend his business highly enough.

Friendly professional service... throughout.

Excellent company.
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Lee C.
22:39 12 Nov 20
I recently approached Mark Littler Ltd to value and sell a number of bottles of Whisky left to me by my late father.
Account Manager Hannah... Thompson completed the transaction faultlessly throughout. She was quick to establish which were the highly collectable bottles and which I would just have to enjoy drinking. I had a very good idea which bottles would fetch the best price and Hannah confirmed that for me. After putting the bottles to their database of clients, I soon had a best offer which stacked up against other vendors. On accepting the offer a courier delivered all the packing boxes the following day and we dropped everything packed to the post office. Hannah confirmed receipt and a couple of days later Mark called to confirm that he had just sent the proceeds to me - All very painless!
Many companies make a lot of promises these days but never quite deliver - Mark Littler is very much the exception!
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Sharon Thatcher R.
00:54 07 Nov 20
Working with Mark Littler was awesome. I‘m in the US and he walked me through every step of selling my cask of scotch whiskey in Scotland, and even... went out of his way to deliver a letter in person to the distillery since I couldn’t get ahold of them due to Covid. He made the whole process so simple for me. I would recommend him In a heartbeat.read more
Matthew R.
08:54 23 Sep 20
Mark sold my 28 bottles of macallan 18 year old! I ended up on TV and radio due to the media campaign he ran and ended up selling all bottles and got... a very good price for it!

Knowledgeable guy and easy to talk to! Will guide you through every step.

Highly recommend
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David H.
17:02 12 Jun 20
A very professional broker, prompt and efficient with good communication throughout the deal. The process of the sale completed within a... week.
Would not hesitate to recommend them to any prospective seller.
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Maggie C.
10:35 22 Apr 20
Having used the services of Mark Littler to sell a collection of malt whiskey, I would like to say how pleased I was with his handling of the sale,... from advice, valuation, collection and payment of proceeds. I would certainly recommend him to others for all aspects of the sale.read more
Don R.
08:49 22 Apr 20
I can heartily recommend Mark if you want to sell whisky. He is very knowledgeable and happy to give advice. He acheived an excellent price for our... cask. He guided us through the process making it entirely stress free. You can have full confidence in this guy.read more
Lauren H.
14:59 06 Mar 20
Could not recommend enough!
mark has been professional, helpful and knowledgeable as a whole.
With a personal service and a reasonable price,... there really is every reason to use Mark!

Many thanks!

Lauren
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Andrew M.
17:06 04 Mar 20
Excellant professional service, Mark kept us fully informed throughout the sale and even managed to obtain a higher offer. Would readily recommend.... Thank youread more
John D.
15:24 21 Jan 20
Mark Littler Ltd provided me with a first class service which was efficient, faultless and thoroughly professional. I have no reservations in... recommending the Company.read more
Carey O.
11:34 21 Jan 20
Mark was thoroughly professional throughout the whole process. He kept us up to date with the proceedings and achieved a very good result for us. He... was very easy to deal with, answered any queries promptly and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.read more
Charlotte M.
19:02 29 Oct 19
If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!
Fantastic service and communication throughout. Mark sold a bottle of whisky for me and made the... whole process so easy and stress free! Cannot recommend his services enough. Thank you againread more
Sylvia D.
13:55 16 Jul 19
We have received a first class service from Mark Littler and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a Whisky Broker we were kept informed all... the time as to what was happening from the word go. Many thanks Mark. RegardsSylvia Dewarread more
Catherine H.
15:34 14 Jun 19
Fantastic service. I know nothing about whisky but was interested to know if two bottles I had were worth selling. Swift response, great and... friendly advice followed by a very quick and efficient service. Fantastic customer service, worth every penny of the 10% commission - highly recommended. Many thanks Mark.read more
Malcolm G.
16:16 07 Jun 19
Knowing nothing about whisky I sought advice from Mark and his knowledge was second to none.The sale process was remarkably easy and speedy and I... would have no hesitation in recommending him.read more
Stephen R.
13:27 05 Jun 19
Great service. I was looking to sell a cask of whiskey which I have had for a number of years. Mark was very helpful and gave great professional... advise throughout the process. I was made a great offer from a contact through Mark which I accepted. Highly recommended.
Many thanks Mark.
Stephen.
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Gary C.
18:52 17 May 19
selling a bottle on behalf of my father in law. Mark was quick prompt and very knowledgeable Helped me get a very fair offer and assisted in the... transport and other arrangements. payment back was in my bank account in a matter of days. Would recommend Mark to anyone looking to buy or sell the same. very glad i came across someone so professional. Regards

Gary Cattell
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Roger N.
16:13 06 May 19
Being situated in the US, I was initially somewhat hesitant to use an overseas broker to sell my silver but what a pleasant and very professional... experience it was using Marks' service!
He connected us with an interested buyer and the sale went smoothly and at a price I was very pleased with. I am poised to use him again for items I have and would highly recommend him to anyone else located in the US to sell their items.
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Anita W.
12:03 06 May 19
In the sale of our whisky casks Mark has been exemplary.
His honest advice and clear communication at every stage eased our path through the... whole transaction.
This with the outstanding sale price he achieved for us, was more than impressive.
We commend him highly to anyone with good whisky to sell.
Thank you Mark
Eddie & Anita
Yorkshire
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Sue H.
13:36 04 Apr 19
Fantastic service. Great communication. I had no idea how best to sell our bottle of whisky but I needn't have worried. Mark handled everything. ... Would highly recommend.read more
Sydney K.
15:22 29 Mar 19
From our initial contact with his website to successful conclusion of the transaction Mark was in every way more than helpful in selling our canteen... of silver cutlery this week.
We were satisfied with the price achieved and the very prompt payment.
Well and worthily recommended by us to anyone looking for someone with integrity and knowledge in the areas of his expertise.
Syd Kershner
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Ian F.
16:58 28 Mar 19
Remarkable man. Remarkable service. The daunting prospect of how best to sell our cask of Macallan instead became a pleasure. Every aspect of the... transaction was handled painlessly! Thank you Mark.read more
Michaela H.
17:29 25 Feb 19
I was very pleased with the way Mark handled the sale of my whiskey. I had no idea how whiskey is valued and he was happy to take me through it. I... felt I could trust him all the way though the process and everything was completed far quicker than I expected. Highly recommended.read more