Selling with Halls



Selling with Halls couldn’t be simpler.  For further details and guides, click the FAQs below or contact us with a query.


We offer free auction advice and estimates, without obligation, to help you decide whether or not to sell at auction.

We have several methods of providing advice about your items.

Go to our Auction Valuations  page.

We do not charge for an auction valuation and there is no obligation to sell with us. We hope, however, that you choose to consign your art and antiques with Halls.

Insurance and Probate valuations do carry a fee. See our Probate & Insurance Valuations page for further details.


Small items can usually be collected by our team of valuers either during a valuation visit or at another arranged time. For larger items and collections we can recommend a specialist carrier for you.

Instructions to Sell, Property Receipt and Contract

Once your items have been valued and you wish to sell your items with us you will be asked to complete an 'Instructions to Sell, Property Receipt and Contract'.

This form is proof of the contract that we have agreed with you to sell your goods, what auctions they will be entered into, the valuation and the rates agreed.  This will be signed and dated by us and yourself.

To enter your items into one of our auctions you will need to provide ID.  All those selling with Halls will now need to provide ID, unless they have already done so.

To comply with existing and forthcoming Anti-Money Laundering Regulations.  All our clients need to provide proof of name and address by providing a government issued form of photo identification (plastic card element of a driving licence, or passport) and a utility bill.

The white and yellow copies are kept by us and the pink is your copy.

Commission and Reserves

We charge a commission which is deducted from the hammer price when your item sells.

For our specialist auctions the fee is 15% + VAT + £10 for photography and marketing.

For monthly Collective auctions the fee is 21% + VAT

All fees are subject to VAT at the current rate.

There are no additional fees and no unsold lot fees.

A reserve is the lowest price an item can sell for. Your specialist valuer will advise on the best reserve to set and this can be fixed or with discretion, usually up to 10% or nearest bid increment. The reserve cannot be above the bottom estimate. Some items are offered without reserve and in such cases we will attempt to achieve the best price on the day.




Many thanks to you and your whole team for selling our goods successfully today! All items were sensibly estimated, accurately catalogued, nicely photographed and well presented in the salesroom. All these actions were pivotal to the result.

Mr D, Shropshire


From meeting the specialists at the valuation day in Stockport through to selling the vase at their auction salerooms in Shropshire we found Halls Fine Art to be efficient, informative and gave a wonderful service from start to finish.  We are extremely happy with the result of the sale and will definitely sell with them in future. 

Mrs J, Stockport


I’d never bought at auction before and to be honest found the idea of it incredibly daunting!  I didn’t need to be worried though.  Your team made the process so exciting and held my hand through telephone bidding to making the payment on my dresser once I’d won!  I’ve now got the bug.  Thank you for taking me from nervous bidder to experienced bidder!

Miss N, Ludlow


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