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We have received a number of calls recently as more and more people are looking to auction their collectable toys. You can find everything you need to know about Vectis on our Frequently Asked Questions page at the bottom of the website home page. However here is an overview of what you can do in the first instance:


I am interested in selling through auction - how do I start?

Whether you have been left a collection, are clearing out the loft or have just decided that now is the time to sell we are always happy to hear from people whether it's a one off or a large collection.

The first step would be to send us a list of your collection, include any images you can so that our specialists can give you the most accurate valuation possible. This is free of charge so you don't need to worry if you haven't fully committed to selling just yet.

You can send the details to our email address admin@vectis.co.uk or if you don't have access to a computer via traditional postal service.

Our specialist will give an estimated valuation based on the information supplied; we will also give a commission rate at this time so you have all the facts you need.

If you are happy with the valuation and commission rates given then all that remains is to get the collection to our head office or our Oxford Office. This can be done in a number of ways,

·         Parcel up your collection and send to our Thornaby or Witney address*

·         Take your collection to one of the number of Toy Fairs which we attend across the country

·         Bring them into one of our offices* where you can talk through the process and speak to the specialist who will catalogue your collection

·         For larger collections we can arrange a pick-up service for a charge - again this is negotiable depending on the size and value of your collection.

 

* Thornaby Head Office

Vectis Auctions

Fleck Way

Teesside Industrial Estate

Thornaby

Stockton on Tees

TS17 9JZ

+44 (0) 1642 750616 

* Oxford Office

Vectis Auctions

Unit 3, Hobley Court

North Leigh Business Park

Nursery Road

Witney

Oxfordshire

OX29 6AN

 +44 (0) 1993 709424



Facts:

We work with a lead time of approximately 2-3 months, as all of your items are individually lotted, photographed and catalogued.

You will receive a letter to confirm we have received and booked in your collection - this will include the agreed commission rate and all necessary information

Approximately two weeks before the sale you will receive another letter/email to let you know the date of the sale and your Lot numbers

We may split your collection over a number of different sales depending on the type of items you have, in order to ensure we achieve the best possible prices for you

All lots are entered with an automatic reserve of 60% of bottom estimate, however if you wish to place a reserve on any item this can be discussed with the Specialist

You will receive payment for your sold lots approximately 25 working days from the date of the sale in the form of a cheque, if you require an alternate method of payment this may be arranged - please speak to a member of our team before the sale.

If any items are unsold these will be placed into the next available auction without reserve - if you would like to discuss this please call the office as soon as possible after the sale

Full colour catalogues are available online to view and download

We hold approximately 60 sales each year

If you wish to speak to any of our team at any time through the auction process please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 1642 750616