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Robert Lenkiewicz 'Gemma with White Blouse' oil on canvas Sold 8,000 June 2009

Robert Lenkiewicz 'Gemma with White Blouse' oil on canvas Sold 8,000 June 2009

Sold 5,700 Fred Yates 'Shipping on the Fowey'

Sold 5,700 Fred Yates 'Shipping on the Fowey'

Sold 4,800, diamond cluster ring 5th July 2016.

Sold 4,800, diamond cluster ring 5th July 2016.

FAQs - Selling at Plymouth Auction Rooms

Q: How do I get my items valued for auction?

It’s so easy – and best of all it’s free! You can email a description and pictures of your items to us, and we will get back to you with an initial valuation – providing clear images have been sent. Contact us at Plymouth Auction Rooms.

Or you are welcome to make an appointmnet to meet our valuer and bring along your items to our saleroom for a free valuation. If you can’t get your valuables to us, you are welcome to bring along images on a camera. Either way, you can get a free valuation without obligation.

Just call us on 01752 254740.

If you have many items to sell, and you live in the Plymouth area, we can arrange for a valuer to make a convenient house visit to appraise your items for a minimal charge (refundable if you sell with us). Please contact us for details. 

Q: How do I sell my items?

If you decide to sell with us, you will be given a written receipt for your property, together with a Vendor Number and notification of the auction date when the items will be offered.

If you are unable to deliver your items, don’t worry - Plymouth Auction Rooms can organise collection on your behalf using independent carriers. There is a charge for this service, which will be deducted from the sale proceeds.

Q: What about reserves?

The reserve price is a confidential minimum selling price which you and Plymouth Auction Rooms agree before the sale. For higher value or more specialised lots, we may recommend a reserve to ensure an item will not be sold for less than its current market value. 

Q: How much does it cost to sell at auction?

Sellers pay 15% (plus VAT) with a minimum total commission of £5 plus VAT. A reduction in commission is avaliable for higher value consigments.
Insurance is 1.50% inc VAT. plus a £1 lotting fee.
Other nominal promotional charges may be incurred depending on the nature of the items. Payment is made by cheque or bank transfer following each auction.
We regularly sell items for Plymouth charities for a nominal commission.

Q: What if items do not sell?

No problem. We will contact you after a sale, should any lots not sell. We will then invite you to re-offer them at a later auction with a revised estimate and reserve. There is no charge to re-offer any lots. Should items remain unsold and are returned, a nominal administrative fee is charged plus any carrier’s costs.



FAQs - Buying at Plymouth Auction Rooms

Q: How do I find out about Plymouth Auction Rooms sales?

We hold a monthly sale of antiques and collectables. We also hold two specialist auctions for Selected Art, Fine Jewellery & Watches

You can keep track by:

  • Viewing our Forthcoming Sales Diary on line or if you would like to be sent a sales diary in the post please contact us.
  • You can register to receive email catalogues, which are sent out approximately one week before each sale.
  • You can register for our Newsletter Email. We send out a monthly pre sale notification email about future auctions. click here to register
  • Follow us on Facebook for Daily Updates



Q: How do I buy something at Plymouth Auction Rooms?

Live Internet Bidding
We offer Live Internet Bididng for all our sales. You will need to register to use this service at You will find tutorials, videos and other guides at this site to help you bid online successfully. You should be aware that this attracts an additional 3% buyer's premium (plus VAT).

Bidding at Plymouth Auction Rooms

Firstly you need to register to bid

If you intend to bid you must register before the sale providing your name, address, proof of identity and credit card details where necessary, forms can be collected at the saleroom or emailed.

After registering for the sale, here are the ways you can bid:

  • In person.
    Bids may be executed in person by ‘paddle’ during the auction or in writing prior to the sale.
  • Absentee & Telephone Bidding
    If you cannot attend the auction you can commission us to bid on your behalf up to a specified limit. This is both a confidential and free service. : Lots will always be bought as cheaply as is consistent with other bids and reserves. In the event of identical bids the earliest received will take precedence. We are able to accept telephone absentee bids if you have registered. Absentee bids must be received by 10.00am on the morning of the sale.
  • Bidding over the telephone
    An alternative for higher value lots is to make a telephone bid. This service is only available for lots estimated in excess of £500 or at the discretion of the auctioneers, subject to availability of phone lines. This service must be booked in advance and you will be asked for credit card details.


Estimates are intended as a guide for prospective buyers. However all lots can realise prices over or below the guide price. It is advisable to consult us nearer to the time of sale as guide price can be subject to revision.

Conditions of sale

Our full conditions of sale are posted in the saleroom, prospective bidders should read these terms before bidding, copies can be posted. Bidders are encouraged to inspect the items during our viewing times, all lots are sold ‘as seen’ and their condition cannot be guaranteed.


The price you pay is the amount at which the auctioneers hammer falls plus Buyers Premium (a percentage of the hammer price), which is 20% (including VAT)

Payment and collection is required within two days of the sale. We accept credit cards, debit cards, cash and cheques. Property will not be released until cheques have cleared or they are supported with a banker’s card. There is a handling charge repayable for all card payments.

We are able to recommend a local removable firm for deliveries.