Antiques and Collectables

Our Services

Free Pre-Sale Valuations

First Contact us by telephone, email or just call in to see a valuer who will advise you as to whether a free, no obligation visit to your house will be necessary or you may wish to deliver your items to the saleroom on one of the appointed entry weeks. A skilled and experience valuer will assess your items, suggest a guide price and possible reserve – the reserve is the minimum price at which the auctioneer will sell, subject to a 10% discretion should you wish to sell.

Probate & Insurance Valuations

Your property and contents are the most valuable possessions you own, and research indicates that contents are often undervalued for insurance purposes. Rendells offer extensive lists of valuation and services whether it be for insurance, probate, taxation, or family division. Your will be given a written valuation for which a charge is made, please call the Saleroom Manager for more information.

House Clearances

We arrange house clearances when a member of staff will either attend prior to collection or at the time of collection with the haulier.

Packing & Shipping

Our preferred method of dispatch is by Mailboxes and Royal Mail (Tracked Delivery Methods), with the purchaser responsible for insuring the goods. A packing charge (minimum £9.60 including VAT per Lot, plus cost of postage) applies. This is assessed on a lot-by-lot basis, but some items are unsuitable for this service (we will not pack china, glass, pictures, or any prohibited items as stated by Royal Mail/Parcelforce). We take great care in the packing of items, but Rendells will not accept liability for any damaged caused in transit. The consignee accepts the as part of our terms of dispatch and is solely responsible for insuring the goods against loss or damage.