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(Relax and let the experts take the stress out of selling)


TimeLine Auctions provides a comprehensive and confidential selling service. We are happy to tailor our services to suit your requirements, whether you wish to sell a single item or a large collection.


Every year we hold four antiquities and coin auctions, each spread over five or six days. The first day of our auction takes place in central London and the sale continues at our head office in Harwich. Occasional Saturday and Special sales are also held from time to time. All lots are extensively researched, photographed and vetted by an external committee of experts.


Get in touch
If you have an item or collection you are interesting in selling, contact us and we will advise you if it is suitable for inclusion in one of our auction sales, without obligation.


Once you have decided to put items into our auctions, a property receipt will be issued, confirming the details of the agreement and items. This will stipulate the sale terms, reserve, estimate ranges, selling commissions and any other charges such as collection of goods, storage or insurance.

Sellers who live abroad must check local laws and regulations regarding the export of items for sale in the UK and documentation to prove legal export will be required. In addition, UK Import VAT may be payable at the time of importation into the UK (at 5% of the assessed value) and is payable by the seller. Please contact us before sending any items.


Cataloguing and vetting
Items entered into our sale are then expertly researched, catalogued and professionally photographed for our website and printed catalogue. Before inclusion in the sale, each lot is rigorously vetted by an external committee of specialists, all respected and recognised experts in their fields. In individual cases, further scientific tests are undertaken.


After the sale
Once the auction has finished and payment is usually made within 30 days of the sale.

If a buyer was not found, TimeLine Auctions Ltd will contact you about possible re-listing of the item or collection.