Thomas Watson are completely prepared to guide clients through the selling process at auction. There are a number of stages and factors to consider, but we can simplify all of these for you.

If you are considering the sale of an item and require a valuation, one of our valuers can conduct this free of charge. You can fill in the valuation form provided and we will be able to tell you whether or not your item is worth selling at auction. If it is worth selling, then come along to The Gallery Saleroom in Darlington where we can give you a free valuation.

We can help you to sell your antiques, collectables, fine art, jewellery and quality furnishings. Our selling process is subject to some charges, which are outlined below, and there are additional factors for you to consider. Thomas Watson Auctioneers & Valuers offer selling services of an extremely high quality that put the client first. We accept consignments on the three days following each auction between 9am to 5pm, and on alternative days by prior arrangement.



Please note that special terms can be arranged for items of high value or large consignments. 

Quarterly Antiques Sales 15%

Fortnightly Gallery Sales: Antiques, Fine Art, Jewellery and Collectables 15% Household Goods 20%

Loss and Warranty

1.5% of the hammer price subject to a minimum of £1.00

Lot Fee & Photography 

£3 per lot whether sold or unsold


£10 per lot

There are number of factors for potential sellers to consider during the selling process:

Reserve Price

An agreement can be made to set a reserve price on your items. The minimum reserve is subject to auctioneer's 10% discretion.


Cheques are sent out within two weeks of the sale, if the auctioneers have received the amount due from the purchaser. Certain proceeds can be collected by previous arrangement.


We can arrange carriage on your behalf via our recommended carrier.

*All charges are subject to VAT


The Gallery Saleroom, Northumberland Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7HJ
01325 462559 - Email:

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