Selling - Featonby's Auctioneers and Valuers


Buying and selling goods at a Featonby’s auction is a straight forward process. To sell with us all you have to do is make sure that you register with us beforehand.

What you need to do

When selling at our auction house you will need to fill in an entry form. This has to be signed and must include a clear list of the goods you are selling on the reverse side. You must also ensure that you include any reserve prices to avoid any confusion during the auction.

Selling Commission is 21% (including VAT), on top of this we charge an additional fee of £1 (plus VAT). This fee is payable by the seller on a per lot basis and covers insurance and handling.

When we accept goods

We are happy to accept any goods you wish to sell through our auction house. Some items will be sold separately however some may be sold in groups to increase their value.

We will accept goods for auction between:

  • 2pm and 5pm on Friday afternoons
  • 9am and 12pm on Saturday mornings
  • 9am and 12pm on Sunday mornings
  • By prior arrangement we will also accept goods on Mondays, but we must be given notice for this.

If you are selling antiques including antique furniture please contact our office to arrange a suitable time to deliver these/arrange for collection. Our office opening times are:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm 
  • Saturday: 9am – 12pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 12pm

Electrical, Gas and Mechanical Goods

Any electrical, gas and mechanical goods that you want to enter into the auction must be in perfect working order. They must also comply with all safety regulations and failure to do so will result in them being disposed of without notice.

The full commission will be charged on goods sold which do not comply with these conditions. To avoid this, please comply with the above instructions.


Payment for goods is made to you on the Friday following the auction. Anything exceeding £50 will be paid by bank transfer. If the amount is under £50 this will be paid to you in cash at our office.

If you have any queries about payments please reach us at 0191 2522601.

The selling process

The below is a quick guide as to what you can expect when selling goods with us.

  • Assess whether you are going to require your items collected
  • Have an idea in mind of the price you would like for them
  • Auction staff provide estimates for your items
  • Items will be sorted into LOTS and organised for a Wednesday viewing
  • Items are sold at Auction on a Thursday
  • Profits are paid by bank transfer or available to pick up at the office

For a more detailed description of what happens during the selling process please visit our walkthrough page.