Selling at Auction

Our Charges


17.5% of the hammer price for individual lots in all sales. A minimum of £10.00 per lot is charged on all lots sold, unsold or withdrawn. All items are insured whilst on the premises subject to our Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale. All commission/charges are subject to VAT at the standard rate.

Unsold items

Unsold lots will be charged at £10.00, and will be reoffered for sale at the Auctioneer’s discretion, unless Anthemion Auctions has requested the vendor to collect the lot. As a rule all re-offered lots will be at half the original estimate, any unsold lots which are not re-offered must be collected within 10 days of the auction or a charge of £5 per lot per day will be charged for storage. Any unsold lots that are not re-offered or collected after 14 days will be released to a charity of our choosing.


These will be charged up to £10.00 for a black and white photograph, up to £20.00 for a colour photograph or as otherwise agreed. Internet illustrations are charged at £2.00 per lot. Images are displayed in the catalogue and on our and other websites and remain the copyright of Anthemion Auctions at all time.

Withdrawal Fee

The fee for withdrawing items prior to the sale is 17.5% or £10.00 whichever is the greater of the lower auction estimate or reserve if higher. The vendor will also be liable to any other charges incurred in the processing of the lot.


Our haulage company can collect items for auction from anywhere in the British Isles. The charge for this is £50 per hour chargeable from the time they arrive at the property to the time they get back to the saleroom and unload.