The most valuable collectables often require a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience before their true worth can be realised.

Whilst a sale by auction is an excellent way to achieve good results, it is not necessarily the best or most appropriate method for all collectables.

For some sellers, a Private Treaty Sale is the best way to achieve a quick and efficient sale at current market levels.

What is a Private Treaty Sale?

A private treaty sale occurs when we buy an item (usually on behalf of a collector) direct from the owner after making them a suitable offer. The seller decides whether or not to accept the offer, which is based on the valuation conducted by one of our experienced collectable experts.

What is the process?

The first step is for our most appropriate expert to accurately determine a fair current market value for your item or collection.

If you choose to accept the valuation, the total amount is guaranteed and the sale is underwritten by Warwick & Warwick.

A cheque is normally sent out once we receive a signed pink instruction form telling us to go ahead with the sale.

What are the benefits?

  • Experts determine a fair and current value for your items
  • Quick – sales are concluded in a matter of days
  • Removes the uncertainties of the auction room
  • No risk of items remaining unsold
  • Ideal for people who want to know exactly how much they’ll receive
  • Don’t incur additional charges - insurance, valuation or transportation
  • Not subject to commission

Get an expert valuation for your collectables

Collections which have been assembled as a result of one collector’s passion are often better marketed intact via a Private Treaty Sale.

So too are items which may only attract significant interest from a limited number of highly-specialist collectors.

To discover if a Private Treaty Sale is the best marketing method for you, please get in touch or call 01926 499031 - we’ll be happy to help you make an informed decision.