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Auctions


Antique & Collectable Auctions

Our monthly auctions of antiques and collectables provide an opportunity to sell and purchase a wide variety of items including:

  • Furniture
  • Silver
  • Jewellery
  • Ceramics
  • Paintings
  • Pictures
  • Glassware
  • Miscellania

Wherever you are in the world, it is possible to bid live through the internet or over the phone. We also mail out catalogues to our database of national and local buyers.

Auctions are held on Saturdays starting at 10am.


Victorian & Later Effects Auctions

Twice a month, on Tuesdays, we hold auctions of Victorian and Later Effects including more modern household effects.


Specialist Auctions

We also stage periodic specialist sales including:

  • Sales of Sporting Items, Fine Wines and Spirits
  • Affordable Picture Sales

House Sales and On-site Dispersal Auctions

In addition to conduction sales from our auction rooms at Rookery Farm, we can also conduct sales of all types on the premises.


Valuations


Auction Valuations

For those contemplating selling at auction, we accept entries every weekday from 10am to 3pm. Our valuers are present, and we are delighted to give a verbal appraisal free of charge. If our valuers are not available, then we are content to accept the items for consideration and research by our valuers who will then make contact to discuss values and how to proceed. If it is not possible to visit the auction rooms at these times, then our valuers are happy to visit you at no cost. Alternatively, you can email us photographs of your items and any details to or using the form below and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Probate Valuations

It can be a difficult and distressing time when arranging the deceased estate of a loved one. A full written probate valuation of the property and chattels is a legal necessity and something that can save you a great deal of money. We have a caring and sympathetic approach and aim to make this as simple as possible. With experts in property as well as antiques and possessions, we can deliver a ‘one stop’ service.

In valuing chattels, we will spend as much time as required at the house and produce a full inventory of all the items within. The values are based on a low and realistic market price. This is important as it is the figure used to calculate any inheritance tax liability. A quick and efficient service is important, and we can usually attend the property within a few days, no matter the location.

Once probate has been granted, we will be able to sell all saleable items for you and dispose of any unsaleable ones. Using our local and reliable carriers, we can collect single items or clear whole properties from small flats to mansions.


Insurance Valuations

We can provide insurance valuations for single items through to whole house contents. Insurers recommend valuations are updated every 5 years, and a recent survey showed 70% of households are not properly insured. Please contact us for advice and to book an appointment.


Divorce, Family Division & Contested Wills

We can also prepare valuations for divorce, family division and contested wills, enabling disputes to be settled based on realistic market values.


House Clearances


Through our recommended providers, we can arrange a full house clearance service from top to bottom, no matter how big or small the property. We can assess the best method of disposal of every item within a property and we can arrange transportation of suitable goods to the Auction Rooms and the clearance of the remaining items. We strongly support recycling and, where appropriate, unsaleable items will be recycled or given to charity to minimise the impact on the environment. Our house clearance partners will leave the property clean and tidy ready to go on the market. If required, through our Killens property teams, we can then advise on the disposal of the property.


Collection


We do not offer a packaging and postal service but if you have difficulty delivering or collecting items to and from the auction rooms then we can arrange to have them collected for you at a reasonable cost through our recommended providers.


Property Agency


Our property teams are experts in selling and letting all forms of property and are firmly focussed on delivering a proactive service that maximises sale or letting proceeds and is a seamless as possible. For further information, visit www.killens.org.uk, or contact us to arrange a free market appraisal of your property.

Antiques, Fine Art & collectables

A sale of Antique, Fine Art & Collectables is held on a monthly basis on Saturdays starting at 10am. Entries of items are invited.

Victorian & Later effects

Two sales of Victorian and Later Effects, including household effects, are held on a monthly basis on Tuesdays starting at 10am. Entries of items are invited.

Sporting and Fine Wines Sales

We stage regular sporting and fine wines sales. Our next sale will be on 25th September 2019. Entries are invited.

Valuation days

Valuation days and deliveries:
Monday to Friday from 10am – 3pm.

Important notice – The dates shown for the acceptance of entries may be varied dependent upon entries received. Please contact us to check whether entries are being accepted for the next auction. We are content to accept items and store them for entry in a subsequent auction.

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Normal opening hours

Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm
Valuation Days
Monday - Friday
10.00am - 1.00pm or home visits by appointment
Sunday following a Saturday sale
9.00am - 12.00pm

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