Selling at Mitchells Antiques & Fine Art Auctions is simple. Firstly you will need a free, no obligation valuation of items for sale.

Valuations For Sale

  • Every day is valuation day at Mitchells.  Simply make an appointment and bring your items in for appraisal.
  • For larger items, or if you are some distance away, send us an image with your contact details and we will quickly respond.
  • For complete house contents and large consignments we are happy to visit you at your home or at the premises concerned.  Just call 01900 827800 for an appointment.

Selling Charges

  • Our standard rate of commission is 17.5% plus VAT on the hammer price of all lots.
  • Variable commission rates can be agreed in respect of high value articles and large consignments.
  • There is a lot fee of £5 per item.
  • We make no charge for insurance and there are no further charges in relation to the auction sale.


We have our own removal vehicle and are able to offer a full house clearance service if needed, including general household items which we can arrange to sell through our weekly Household Auctions.  The charge for removal and transportation is £55 plus VAT per hour for two men and the vehicle.


We can also arrange for medium term storage if required.  Please contact the saleroom for details.

Collection & Delivery

Upon payment you may pick up your purchases at the auction location or arrange to have them delivered. We have our own removal vehicle and can arrange delivery locally.  We can recommend independent hauliers for national deliveries but would always suggest you get a quote from them before bidding on a lot.

Postage & Packing

We understand it is not always possible to attend a sale or collect your winning lots in person so Mitchells offers a postage and packing service using Parcel Force, Royal Mail Special Delivery or Cumbria Xpress for larger items.

We will do our best to ensure your parcel is packed in such a way that it is as safe as possible for its journey however we are not professional packers or shippers and Mitchells will not be responsible for making any claim in the event of damage.  We also reserve the right to respectfully decline to send items which we deem too fragile/too heavy/too big for postage.  We remind customers that items cannot be insured due to the nature of our lots and courier terms and conditions.

Please note that items are sent a minimum of a week following the sale and cannot be guaranteed for a specific delivery date.

There is a minimum packing charge of £6
We can pack items for your courier to collect subject to a packing charge
We will always use a tracked/signed for despatch route  Eg.  Royal Mail Special Delivery / Parcel Force

For larger items in the UK, we use Cumbria Xpress on a 2/3 day delivery service