Honiton Tel:

01404 47783

Tiverton Tel:

01884 250020

Barnstaple Tel:

01271 316256



Services to Vendors

Specialist Knowledge

Between them, Chilcotts’ valuers have over ninety years’ experience working within the auction world. The diligence and expertise of the specialists, together with the Company’s professional operating practice, have been recognised within the industry – Chilcotts is a member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA). This means that our sellers can be assured that their items will be properly described, any attributions correctly made and appropriately valued.

Accessible Auctions

Auctions at Chilcotts are held at The Silver Street Saleroom, Honiton. The Saleroom, which has been home to auctions in Honiton for over 50 years, is only 100ms away from Honiton High Street (the Antiques Capital of the South West). We take pride in ensuring that our Auctions are attractively and clearly displayed, the Sales are extremely well attended and have a lively atmosphere. There is pre-sale viewing for up to four days, including a late night, this, combined with a Saturday sale day and online catalogues, make our auctions accessible to as wide a market as possible.

Combining Modern and Traditional Methods

Chilcotts have always used current technology, complementing traditional methods to ensure that our service is user-friendly for our buyers: our online Auction Catalogues with images are fully ‘Mobile Optimised’, buyers can search by key word, enlarge lot images and scroll through the catalogue while the sale is in progress. This means that they can be viewed by potential bidders while they are out and about, using their telephones and tablets; they can also print off full catalogues, pages or individual lots of interest. Printed A4 catalogues are also available from the saleroom office.

Careful Marketing

We take care to properly market the items and collections that our clients consign for sale to guarantee that the best possible auction prices are achieved. Before the auctions we ensure that our vendors’ lots receive appropriate promotion – we inform interested dealers, use an international lot-alert service and send emails to our extensive mailing list. Our Auctions are promoted and advertised regionally, nationally and internationally.

Transport, House Clearance and Storage

Where possible, we will collect smaller consignments free of charge; transportation of larger consignments is chargeable against the auction proceeds. For clients needing the full house clearance service – this can be arranged; click here for details. Chilcotts is able to store clients' items until a suitable sale.

Communication & Accounts

We listen to, and act upon your requirements. We will keep you informed throughout: at time of consignment we carefully explaining the process, including charges, then send you pre-sale confirmation and post-sale results; the vendor accounts are itemised – detailing each lot, and any charges. We aim to settle vendor accounts by cheque, twenty-eight days after the sale (as long as we have been paid by the buyer).

Other Services

Chilcotts is fully equipped to handle House Sales, other On-site Auctions and specialist sales of single Vendor collections.

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