• Commission with insurance – 16% plus VAT
  • Single items over £1,000     – 16% on first £1,000 and 10% on remainder plus VAT
  • Entry fee per lot                   – £4 per lot (to include internet image where applicable)

A charge may be made for inclusion of images of lots in catalogues and/or adverts where deemed appropriate by the Auctioneers.

Carriage can be arranged by the Auctioneers if required. An hourly rate plus VAT is charged by the carrier.

A disposal fee may be charged for items unsaleable at auction.

The Auctioneers reserve the right to charge 5% of the reserve price of any unsold lots.

  • Buyers Premium – 20% plus VAT at the current rate is payable on all lots.

Full conditions of sale are available from the Auctioneers.




  • Minimum charge for a valuation in situ – £150 plus VAT

Fees for Inheritance Tax and Insurance Valuations are on a time basis. £150 for the first hour to include travel time within an 8 mile radius of our office.  £90 per hour for subsequent time spent in situ or in research.

Large valuations may be negotiated by agreement.

Maxwells Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Maxwells (John Maxwell of Wilmslow Ltd) uses and protects any information that you give Maxwells.

Maxwells  is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. No information is requested via our website.

Maxwells may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 10th May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and address
  • contact information including email address, telephone number

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information for

  • Internal record keeping


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain a link to another website of interest. However, once you have used this link to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not share / sell your personal information with third parties unless we are required by law to do so.  You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.