How to Sell with us

Our five step guide to selling with us. 

  1. Request a free valuation. This can be done via our online valuation form, by emailing the relevant specialist or by giving us a call.
  2. Agree estimates and reserves. Our specialist will confirm the sale date and run through our terms of sale, then all you need to do is sign your sellers agreement which includes a list of all of the items for sale. 
  3. If the item wasnt left on the day of the valuation, one of our team will arrange the collection of your property from your home, office or storage faculty. You can also come to us if prefered.
  4. We will photograph, catalogue and put your sale online where you will be able to view your lot on our website. You just sit back and wait for the auction day.
  5. Once we get paid, you get paid. We release the funds to you in as little as 24hrs, instead of the usual 30 days.


Find out how to sell with Tate Ward, email or call 0203 439 1003. We look forward to hearing from you.


Interested in understanding more? Getting an auction estimate is easy.


Wonder how much those gifted bottles of wine or your Banksy might be worth and how to sell it? Simply head to our free online valuation service and Tate Ward will recommend the best approach for selling your item. Did you know, we aim to respond within 24hrs!

Free online valuation 

Valuations by post

When sending anything to us, we ask that you use the Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed service.  Once you have the tracking number, please provide this to us and we will be able to track your parcel on its journey.  As soon as it arrives with us we will then be able to appraise the items in person and confirm the auction reserves with you.  Should you wish to proceed we can confirm the next available auction date.  If you decide you would rather not proceed to sale, we would return your items to you using the same the Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed service. Please be sure to include your name, address and contact details.

Send any items to:

Tate Ward Auctions, Studio 10, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Both online and postal valuations are subject to first hand inspection.

Face to face appraisals

We love to meet clients and discuss treasured pieces. If you would prefer to meet us please get in touch with the relevant valuer or contact / 0203 439 1003 and we can arrange an appointment, either in our office or your home or office. Wherever is most convenient.

Entering items into auction

Once the sale and estimates are agreed we will inform you of the next sale date, photograph, catalogue and market your item(s). We hold view days 5 days before the sale date and encourage existing clients and new buyers to view. We also hold a private view for all sale the evenings before as well as events in the lead up. It’s exciting to sell with Tate Ward!

What do we take and when do you get paid?

Our standard charges are as follows:

  • Our seller's commission charge is 15% (plus VAT).
  • A marketing fee is charged at £15 (plus VAT) per lot.
  • There is also a loss/liability charge of 1.5% (plus VAT) per lot.

As soon as we receive payment for the buyer we will pay you within 48hrs by bank transfer. We like to pay our sellers as quickly as possible!

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