Selling at Auction

As trusted and respectful auctioneers, selling through Martel Maides is simple and effective. We sell a wide variety of chattels; please contact us regarding any item.

Dolphins House Contents Sale

1. Benefits of Selling through Us:

Experienced specialists with a network of international contacts.

— Global Potential Buyers

— Professional Auctioneers

— Free Auction Valuations

2. Valuations

If you are selling the contents of a house, collection or single piece of art there are several ways of attaining a valuation:

Walk-in Valuation days are on Mondays and Tuesdays. Valuations on other days of the week are by appointment only.

— Visit our saleroom at Cornet Street, St Peter Port.

— Book an appointment for one of our experts to visit your property at your convenience.

— Email us at [email protected] with a photograph of your items, with as many details as possible (e.g. dimensions, materials, provenance).

Contact one of our Specialists

Request a Complimentary Auction Estimate Valuation

3. The Info

After the consignment of your item, you will be issued with a receipt for your items and a consignment agreement which you must sign. After informing you of which sale your property is suited for our experts will establish an agreed reserve with you, and inform you of the estimate on your item.

We will store your items free of charge whilst they are awaiting sale up to two months prior to a sale, goods are covered under our insurance – please check our terms and conditions for details.

We can arrange for the collection of your items prior to / post consignment.

4. Post Sale

After the auction, you will be informed as to what the final bid price of your property was, along with a settlement statement detailing commission and other charges.

If a buyer was not found and your property did not sell, please speak with your Martel Maides Auctions contact to discuss either re-offering or collecting your property.

5. Charges

Valuations for Auction: Free of charge.

Written valuations for any other purpose: Fee by agreement in advance.

Please contact us for details of the seller’s commissions and charges.

You will receive payment from Fine Art and Specialist sales within 1 calendar month, and from Vintage and Collectors Sales normally within 2 weeks.

Contact a Specialist

Please contact us with your enquiry at +44 (0)1481 722700 or [email protected]

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