Reasons to use Mark Littler

  1. We are independent – we work only with your interests at heart
  2. We offer friendly, transparent and professional advice
  3. We are not limited to using the services of just one auction house meaning we can advise what saleroom is best suited to your item, making sure it is handled by experts and exposed in the best sale
  4. We handle all of the logistics and administration – we deliver (or arrange collection of) your items to the auction houses we have selected
  5. Our advice service is FREE OF CHARGE
  6. We can also negotiate private sales, saving you up to 35% in commission compared to auction
  7. We are your gateway to the entire auction, dealer and collector network of the UK and beyond
Why Use Our Services

WE DO WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU, NOT ANYONE ELSE

As we are independent we are able to do things that any auction house or dealer cannot.  Namely, we can give you honest and transparent advice about how and where is best to sell your antiques and collectors items.  No auction house will say that they are under qualified to sell your items, as if you do not sell through them, then they do not receive any commission.  Being independent means we can use the auction house that is best suited to your item.

There are numerous cases where items have been sold at one saleroom and then have been re-sold in another for a substantially higher sum (we have personally seen one item sell at auction for £3,000,000 more than when it was originally sold).

If you are looking to sell your antiques or collectors items we are here to help.  We can provide you with a valuation of your items and we can also help you sell them at auction or privately.

selling at auction 

Why Use Our Services
  • Firstly we provide you with a valuation of your antiques either based on images sent via email or following a home visit.
  • We then advise which specialist auction house is best suited to handle your antiques.  Not all salerooms are equal and picking the right one is paramount to ensuring a good selling price. 
  • Next we arrange to consign the item/s from you, we issue you with our receipts and contracts, and then arrange delivery to the specified saleroom.  We can also set a minimum reserve for your items.
  • As we handle all of the administration at the auction house all you have to do is sit back and wait for your catalogue.
  • Finally, following a successful sale you will receive a cheque for the proceeds in the post direct from the auction house.
COST

There is no charge for this service as we receive a commission from the auction house for sending them new business.  This does not affect what you pay the auction house in commission nor does it affect the amount you receive.

Selling Privately

Why Use Our Services
  • Firstly we provide you with a valuation of your antiques either based on images sent via email or following a home visit.
  • Bids are then received from our private and trade contacts and we submit the highest bid to you for your approval. 
  • Next, we arrange to consign the item/s from you, we issue you with our receipts and contracts. 
  • Finally, we deliver the items to the buyer and complete the transaction. 
  • Payment is sent either via BACS or cheque once the funds have cleared.
COST

We charge between 5% and 20% depending on the value of the items and their location.  Our typical fee is 10% including VAT.  

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