How to sell with us

For appraisals, estates and large consignments please call to make an appointment with our Valuer Colin Vickers  on 0412447505.

If you have digital images you are welcome to email us the images at and we can provide when possible auction estimates* based on the emailed images.

Please have the following information available: if you intend to email images

  • Clear colour images of the front and back, and a close-up of the signature or maker's mark
  • Dimensions, medium and other details available
  • History of the item (when, where and how was it acquired) if available
  • Copies of appraisals or any literature relating to the item or certificates of authenticity, if available

If you have any further questions regarding selling please feel free to call our office and speak to a customer service representative on the process of selling - Sydney (02) 9699 7887

If the quantity or calibre of goods warrants it, we can provide a free on-site, obligation free assessment of goods or contents. If an agreement is reached, we can also arrange for our Customer Service Division to pack and collect the items for a fee. This can be deducted from the total once the sale has taken place. In the case that our Customer Service Vehicle is not available, we can suggest a number of reliable carriers.

In both the above cases, we issue a ‘Receipt of Goods Consigned’ on the spot, documenting everything we have taken into our possession and estimates/reserves if necessary. The receipt also contains the terms and conditions of auction sale. Both parties sign the form and the master copy is given to you for your records. If a third party delivers the goods to us on your behalf, this receipt can be sent to you by email or post.

Once your property has been scheduled into the most appropriate upcoming auction, we will catalogue and photograph your property and publish a fully illustrated online catalogue. Our auctions are run live on the internet to attract bidders worldwide.

When your items sell at auction, we deduct the agreed commission plus any taxes and other costs. This is automatically deducted when items are sold.

Once sold, you will receive a cheque and invoice with a breakdown of the sale prices and commission information within 14 days. Internet transfer of funds is also available. If your item does not sell at auction we usually ask you if you would like to re-offer it at an upcoming auction. Or sold at a reduced estimate or reserve

Rest assured that all items we hold on your behalf will be stored securely and insured throughout the auction process. We have a high security warehouse complex at our Waterloo sale room. 24 hour CTV and monitored alarm with back up patrols.

Please Note

Auction estimates are subject to change based upon further inspection of the goods.

Auction estimates do not constitute a formal appraisal of the fair market value of property and are not generally suitable for insurance or other purposes.

Written Valuations

Vickers & Hoad Valuations - valuations for charitable donations, insurance valuations, Insurance Purposes, Collection management, Estate & Probate matters and auction estimates for sale.

A completed valuation includes detailed property descriptions and itemized values in a document with a summary page.

Depending on the location of the property Vickers & Hoad will offer a complimentary initial walk-through or preliminary review of available property listings and photographs to determine the size and scope of the Valuation.

Fees for written valuations are quoted on time and location. Vickers & Hoad will refund the fee should you consign any of the appraised property for sale within 12 months of the valuation date.

For more information – Please contact our Sydney Office (02) 9699 7887