Capes Dunn have provided a complete Auction and Valuation service to Private and Professional clients since 1826.
Throughout the year we conduct fortnightly Interiors, Vintage & Modern Sales with in addition to approximately 30
Specialist Sales, please click on 'Auctions' for further details. Free inspection and guidance to clients is always available, and we can accept goods for our Specialist Sales up to one month before the date of sale. Our sales are advertised in National, Trade and Local publications as well as on the Internet.
Clients who have goods for Auction usually require pre-sale advice and valuations. This can be achieved by the following means:-
In House Valuation Days
AT THE AUCTION GALLERIES
Held fortnightly on a Thursday
at 40 Station Road, Heaton Mersey from 10.30am until 4pm, and are best suited for up to six small easily portable items. A complete list of our valuation days and sale dates can be found on our auction listing
page. For advice on larger items or collections please contact the office
for a home visit or Tel. +44 (0)161 432 1911.
AT OUR LYTHAM OFFICE
Held every Tuesday
at 13 Queen Street, FY8 5LQ between 10am and 4pm, or any other day by appointment. Tel: +44 (0)1253 796245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VALUATION via PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES
These can either be posted to the saleroom or Lytham office, or sent via email to email@example.com
Please note that any valuation expressed upon the evidence of a supplied photograph/image will be subject to confirmation upon inspection of the actual item.
Our team of experienced valuers are able to attend premises to value the entire contents, larger items or collections.
For SOUTH LANCASHIRE and GREATER MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE, PEAK DISTRICT, WEST YORKSHIRE, MERSEYSIDE, WIRRAL and NORTH WALES please contact:
The Auction Galleries
40 Station Road
Tel: +44 (0)161 432 1911
For FYLDE, OVER WYRE, SOUTH RIBBLE and SOUTHPORT, RIBBLE VALLEY, CENTRAL, EAST and NORTH LANCASHIRE, also CUMBRIA please contact:-
13 Queen Street
Tel: +44 (0)1253 796245
All items which are to be entered into sale, will be clearly listed on an Inventory with estimated prices and relevant sale dates, the client and Capes Dunn will retain copies of the Inventory. A vendor reference number is placed at the top right corner and should be quoted when any enquiries are made.
All goods which are to be offered for sale will be insured against the risk of fire and burglary, also against loss on the view day, accidental breakage or damage. Whilst every care is taken, Capes Dunn cannot be held responsible for damage that might occur to picture frames.
The costs incurred in selling goods at Auction through Capes Dunn.
Our commission is 20% of the hammer price (inclusive of VAT).
Lots offered through our Interiors, Vintage & Modern Sales are subject to a £3 cataloguing fee per lot.
Lots entered in our Specialist Sales are subject to a £5 cataloguing fee per lot which includes photography and illustration on the Internet as part of our online catalogue.
Lots illustrated on the Internet and in the printed catalogue, the latter decided upon at our discretion, incur a fee of £7 per lot.
Value Added Tax at the standard rate is charged on the amount of commission and lotting fees.
Please note that a lot can either be a single item or a group of items forming a lot.
The Auctioneer will exercise his/her discretion to sell within 10% of the reserve unless instructed to the contrary. The minimum reserve accepted is £50, below this all items will be sold on a 'without reserve' basis. Items which are offered with reserves which have been placed by the Vendor that exceed our advice, if unsold, will incur an offering fee of 2.5% of the reserve price.
The carriage of goods to the saleroom is the responsibility of the seller. The charge for the use of our fully insured van with two men is currently £40 + VAT per hour, with piano removal from £75 + VAT. The removal costs will be deducted from sale proceeds.
In respect of the Lytham Office
, our resident valuer, whenever possible, will convey items Free
of charge to the saleroom. The removal of larger items can be undertaken by our van, as per the terms described above.
All proceeds from sales are paid via cheque approximately four weeks after the date of sale.