Selling On Commission With West Street Antiques

Sell Antiques, Swords and Firearms on Commission

We are always seeking to acquire quality items of Antique Arms  & Armour, particularly British Military firearms and swords. This we do primarily by selling on commission (please see below), although in some situations we may consider purchase or part exchange.


Selling Items on Commission

Should you decide that you wish to part with an item this is a very attractive method of realising a good price whilst retaining more control than selling at auction.

We have been selling on commission for over thirty years and have established an excellent reputation for the sale of entire collections, such as the Roger Evans collection of plug bayonets (over 160 items), as well as single items, such as the Presentation Prosser Duelling Pistols (sold for over £30,000). In essence the system works like this:-

When you contact us with an item(s) that you are considering selling we will discuss with you the price that you would achieve upon us selling the item. We may need to ask you to send us photographs, or perhaps the item itself (West Street Antiques would arrange for collection and insurance at no cost - UK Only, for overseas please contact us for a quote). Should you decide not to let us sell the item for you we would return it (again at no cost within the UK). We are able to offer such terms as we are confident in the service that we offer.

Once we have been instructed we will use the many methods at our disposal to sell the item, inclusion on our website, advertising, notifying the customers on our extensive database of collectors, showing at specialist fairs, etc.

Once the item sells we will, of course, arrange delivery and complete  the necessary paperwork, currency exchange ,etc. At no time will there be any charge made to the seller.

Our 'Commission' is the price that we are able to achieve over and above the one agreed with the seller.

We make payment to the seller as soon as the item has been sold and paid for in full. The seller retains the right to the return of their item at any time if it remains unsold. Again, this would not attract any costs, and has only happened very rarely in the past.


Choose West Street Antiques for a quality sale

We feel certain that this method is mutually beneficial. It excludes for the seller the vagaries of auction, the long wait for payment after the sale and the extensive charges that the auctioneer will have made, regardless of whether the item sells. The benefit to West Street Antiques is no capital outlay and satisfied customers, as we rely heavily on repeat custom.




What is selling on commission?

At West Street Antiques we can sell your quality items for you. Should you want to part with an item, we can sell your item for a great price. The process involves much more control than an auction sale and we will work with the price that you'd like to receive. Once the deal has been agreed, we will use our methods to help sell the item, this involves our website, advertising and notifying the customers on our extensive database.

Why sell on commission?

Take the hassle out of selling your antiques and let our team do it for you. Our process involves more control than an auction sale and allows us to get the right price for you and your product. We'll do our up most to ensure that you receive the best price. What's more is we can arrange collections and insurance at no cost to yourself, to ensure the antique is delivered safely. As soon as we have sold your antique for the agreed price, we will make the payment to you as soon as possible.

Why choose West Street Antiques?

West Street Antiques are one of the leading antique dealers in the UK, specialising in fine antique arms and armour. All of our stock is carefully selected and is ever changing, we've added to extensive museum collections as well as supplying to private collectors. So for a quality service, look no further!


Find out more about selling on commission by contacting West Street Antiques today. We will gladly talk to you about the different options you have for selling on a commission basis, the different commission rates available and the best way to move forward. We look forward to hearing from you soon.