Selling with us

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 which benefit from a smart printed catalogue. We are now holding three Fine sales a year, a spring, summer and autumn sale. 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 Friday 10am-4pm). Otherwise you can contact us at 01267233456 for an appointment during the week or 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 enquiries@peterfrancis.co.uk

Sellers Commission & Charges

Type of Auction Commission  Minimum lotting fee Unsold fee
Antiques & Collectables  20% + VAT £7.50 £7.50
Fine 

Lots under £3000 - 17.5% + VAT

Lots over £3000 - 12.5% + VAT

£30 £30

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

For registered charities selling fees are waived, please contact us on 01267233456 or enquiries@peterfrancis.co.uk  for more information.

Pre-sale

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 recieve a pre sale letter by post and email. Reserves can be added either when the items are first taken in or you can ring us once you recieve your pre-sale letter to add reserves.

Post-sale

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.

Settlement

Three weeks after the auction we will send out a statement and cheque or we will make a bank transfer. We do not pay out in cash.

 

  

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Free valuation

If you are considering the sale of your items through our saleroom, we offer a free valuation service. 

Free Valuation

 


 

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