Basic information on auction
Rothschild will provide you with assistance throughout the entire auction process. Once we determine that your item is suitable for auction in an auction, our experts will plan all the details, such as arranging the valuation, taking photos of your items and cataloging them, and selling your collections to prospective buyers around the world. Products. We are committed to obtaining a transaction price that is higher than or equal to the valuation, and proud to make a record many times.
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How to know the value of auction items?
Our experts all have many years of experience. There are also a wide range of databases available for reference and extensive knowledge of current market trends. They are all very happy to assess the existing value of the item. To apply for a valuation, please visit the Rothschild Valuation website in the UK and follow the prompts to complete the online application.
In some cases, we will contact you for further enquiries or similar interviews. You can also make an appointment in advance, bring your items to the nearest office in Rothschild, UK, to seek advice from experts. If your item is not suitable for auction in Rothschild's auction, we will provide you with other suggestions.
How to ship the auction?
Rothschild UK can assist you in delivering your items to our office. Please contact the relevant auction center and office, or the nearest Rothschild office in the United Kingdom for further information. The principal must bear the costs of packaging, shipping and insurance.
What will be covered by the contract signed with Rothschild in the UK?
The seller’s contract will specify the reserve price and the seller’s commission.
When is it expected to receive the auction payment?
For sold items, if we are responsible for collecting payments from buyers, the money will be sent to you within 35 days from the date of auction. Your payment will be based on the transaction price minus commission and any agreed fees.
What should I do if my auction item fails?
If your item bid does not reach the reserve price, we will not sell the item in the auction. In this case, some clients will choose to withdraw their auction items from the market, while other clients may choose to buy or sell again at subsequent auctions or through our private trading department. We will send experts to contact you to discuss the most appropriate approach. In the case of auction bids, the related fees and the minimum shipping and processing fees will depend on the reserve price.
How does Rothschild in England decide which auction is suitable for auctioning my items?
We will consider the type of auction and the tastes of the collectors around. Since Rothschild UK conducts hundreds of auctions at multiple locations each year, we will recommend locations for your auction that may result in the highest prices. We will also explain the reasons to you and judge the best time for auctioning the goods.