How To Sell At Auction

Free Auction Advice

We offer friendly and confidential advice at the auction galleries, or we can arrange free home visits for appraisals.

To arrange an appointment with one of our specialists at your home or at McTear's please call us on 0141 810 2880, or Contact Us.

We are experienced in valuations for insurance, current market, probate and auction. Our valuation services are available throughout the UK and Europe. You can also gain an auction estimate by using the free to use McTear's What's It Worth? online valuation service. 

Why Sell At Auction?

"There can be no better place to sell your antique, artwork or collectable than at auction"

Although an offer received on a one-to-one basis may be seem fair, the open competition at an auction can often see expected prices exceeded. Also, the marketplace offered when selling at McTear's five weekly fine sales is international, with the sales run concurrently live online. To sell at auction you will pay an agreed commission and, in live online sales, a nominal lotting fee.

What Do We Value And Sell?

Our auction categories cover almost anything that you would expect [or even would not expect] to see at auction. The values of lots sold varies from under £50 to tens of thousands of pounds and more. Always seek advice from us on the possibility of sale, as it can often be that the least obvious object is the most saleable by auction. Pictures, Furniture, Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Ceramics, Glass, Pictures, Whisky, Vintage Vehicles, Collectables and much more are sold regularly at McTear's. Our valuers can offer professional advice on all these and other categories. 
To contact individual specialists visit our departments.


We work with Scotland’s largest solicitors firms daily and offer a complete valuation and auction service to executors and trustees of estates. At this difficult time, dealing with the contents of a home can be both upsetting and time consuming. We offer sympathetic advice, prepare the necessary valuations, the sale by auction of collections or complete estates, arrange delivery of any items to family members, ensuring the property is completely cleared, if required.

McTear's is Scotland's only auction company to have a dedicated point of contact for executry work. To contact McTear's Executry Manager Magda Ketterer call 0141 810 2880, or email

Valuations for other purposes

Written valuations for insurance, family division and tax planning are undertaken at competitive fees and in the strictest confidence. For further details please Contact Us.

Payment of Proceeds

Payment is made to vendors usually in 4-6 weeks following the final sale by auction. Detailed statements will accompany the cheque.

Estimates & Reserves

We are happy to advise on an estimated price for your goods and we may agree a reserve price that will normally subject to just a small discretion.

If you have any questions about selling at McTear's please contact our head office on 0141 810 2880 or email us.

Upcoming Auctions

The Jewellery Auction
14 May 2017
McTear's Jewellery auctions present over 300 lots of fine and rare Jewellery for auction every six w...

The Coins & Banknotes Auction
16 May 2017
McTear's has experienced Coin Specialists who will advise you and value your items. Appointments can...

The Watches Auction
16 May 2017
McTear’s is the only auction house in Scotland to host an auction dedicated to Watches every s...

The Rare & Collectable Whisky Auction
19 May 2017
No other auction house in the world auctions Whisky as frequently as McTear’s. With a dedicate...

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction
21 May 2017
If you have high quality contemporary paintings which you are considering selling, please call 0141 ...

The Silver Auction
1 June 2017
The Silver Auction at McTear’s, a six weekly live auction, has become a destination for silver...

The Asian Works of Art Auction
1 June 2017
An auction of Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern as well as Indian, African and other artworks, to in...

The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction
1 June 2017
McTear’s hold an unrivalled international auction of Ceramics & Glass every six weeks, pun...

The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction
2 June 2017
This ever-expanding dedicated auction brings together a selection of clocks and instruments of all t...

The Works of Art, Militaria & Furniture Auction
2 June 2017
McTear’s furniture and works of art auction brings together a range of furniture, toys, collec...

The Scottish Pictures Auction
7 June 2017
We are inviting entries for The Scottish Pictures Auction if you have high quality Scottish painting...

The British & International Pictures Auction
19 July 2017
A dynamic and diverse collection of high quality paintings from home and abroad. If you have high...


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