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Selling With Peter Francis

Selling with Peter Francis

All our sales take place at our salerooms in the historic Roman town of Carmarthen. The auctions are held fortnightly throughout the whole year, with our regular sales being known as Antiques and Collectables sales. These are very varied across the whole spectrum of items.

We also hold our flagship Fine sales three times a year in spring, summer and autumn. These sales are smaller but include a more select variety of rare and distinctive items.

Pre-sale Valuation

Before items go into the sale all items must be appraised and valued. This can be done by coming to one of our FREE Valuation days (Every other Friday 10-12pm or 2-4pm), by appointment only, please ring 01267233456 to book. Otherwise, you can fill out our Online Valuation Form.

For larger consignments, a valuer can come out to your property and value your items. Ring us on 01267233456 for more information. For small numbers of items you can also send images by email for a preliminary valuation to [email protected]

Sellers Commission & Charges

Type of Auction
Minimum Commission Fee
Unsold Fee
Photography Fee

Cheque Surcharge

Antiques & Collectables
21% + VAT
£15 + VAT
£15 + VAT
£5 + VAT

Lots under £3000 - 18% + VAT

Lots over £3000 - 12.5% + VAT

£18 + VAT
£18 + VAT



Higher value consignments and significant lots may qualify for reduced commission rates by negotiation

For registered charities selling fees are waived, please contact us at 01267233456 or [email protected] for more information.

Lots withdrawn once catalogued are subject to a withdrawal fee of £48 including VAT.

We are phasing out cheque payments in favour of bank transfers and will charge a £5 per cheque surcharge if a cheque payment is still required.


Once the item has been valued you will be given a receipt with a unique vendor number PLEASE keep this as it will be needed for future correspondence.

Lots go into auction on a first come, first served basis and will be entered into the most suitable earliest auction that has availability. Your lots may be divided to appear in more than one auction, especially if a large consignment.

The week before your items are due to go into auction you will receive a pre-sale letter by email or post. Reserves can be added either when the items are first taken in or you can ring us once you receive your pre-sale letter to add reserves.


Immediately after the auction, you will be emailed a post-sale letter with the results of your lots. If you have not provided an email address then please call us on 01267233456 and we can let you know over the phone.


We will make a bank transfer three weeks after the auction and email or post your statement. We do not pay out in cash. We are phasing out cheques, if you require a cheque to be sent we can do this but we will charge you £5 per cheque sent out.