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We buy directly from you

At Burlingtons we offer a unique private buying service across the United Kingdom; one that is friendly, reliable and honest.

With over 20 years experience and a detailed knowledge of current market trends we can significantly improve on auction estimates.

Not only do we pay excellent prices for your antiques, jewellery and works of art, only possible due to our relationships with private collectors, interior designers and a number of specialist dealers, we also provide immediate payment.

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Our free no obligation valuations are conducted in the comfort and privacy of your own home, removing the risks to you of transporting items of value.

Should our valuations be accepted, we provide you with immediate payment, no fees or hidden charges – you will receive 100% of our valuation.

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Selling at auction can be unpredictable and expensive

Traditionally, those seeking to sell items of value may assume a public auction would be the most profitable way of ensuring the best price for their goods.

However, excessive fees and the commission charged by auctioneers means that buyers generally bid below market value.

Selling through auction is no longer cost-effective and you might only receive around half of the true value of your goods.

Below is an example and breakdown of the costs you could expect to pay when selling at auction.​

Auction sales example

Hammer Price


The seller will pay*

Sellers Fee £720
Insurance Fee £96
Illustration Fee £240

The buyer will pay*

Premium (25%) £1,200

Total paid to the Auction House


Please Note

If your item is unsold you will still be charged the insurance fee and illustration fee.

*seller & buyer fees include VAT

Dealing directly with Burlingtons means you avoid auction fees

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