Antiques and Collectables


We aim to make buying and selling though Rendells a simple and enjoyable process. Below you will find some useful information to help you but if you are unsure of any aspect then please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff for assistance.

RENDELLS established in 1816 is a highly respected firm of Devon based Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Valuers and Land and Estate Agents. In the 1970’s the firm acquired “The Old Brewery” at Stonepark, Ashburton and quickly converted it to an auction room where today they conduct each month a two-day auction on a Thursday and Friday of between 1,500 and 2,000 lots of antiques and selected items.

Rendells Sell

Antique and excellent quality contemporary furniture, Outside Effects, Clocks and Barometers, Copper and Brassware, Miscellanea and Collectables, Ceramics and Glass, Silver Plate, Silver, Jewellery, good quality Pictures and Prints, also Scientific Items, Textiles, Carpets and Rugs, Toys, Cameras and Sporting items. Classic Cars and Vintage Motorcycles, Postcards, Stamps, Coins and Ephemera.

Something to Sell?

First contact us by telephone, email or 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, if you wish, you may deliver items to the saleroom during one of our acceptance weeks. A skilled and experienced valuer will assess your items, suggest a guide price and reserve – the reserve is the minimum price at which the auctioneer will sell, subject to a 10% discretion.

Our Charges

The vendor pays a commission only when an item is sold. We offer a competitive rate, per item, of 18% on the first £500 and 12% thereafter, inclusive of VAT at the current rate. An insurance charge of 1.2% inclusive of VAT is also paid whilst the item is in our possession. There is a minimum commission of £3.60 per lot inclusive of VAT. Modest reductions may be made for large estates and high value items. Every lot is subject to a £2.40 lotting fee inclusive of VAT. Where the auctioneers feel that an item is of particular importance or would benefit from a photograph in the catalogue and in advertisements this is a free service. Rendells offer one of the promptest payments in the Country with statement of account and a cheque in settlement posted to you normally within seven days of the auction.

Rendells Professional Services

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


Items entered for auction are carefully catalogued and advertised on the Internet, on our own website which is also linked to other sites including the Antique Trade Gazette. Rendells hold an extensive mailing list and our catalogues are distributed to a large number of private collectors, dealers and galleries. An annual subscription is available.

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