Select the most suitable auction for your property
McTear’s auction calendar offers the most varied series of dedicated sales available anywhere in Scotland. Our specialists are experienced at placing items in the right auctions and they will advise you on the most appropriate auction for your item.
You can transport your items yourself, or we can arrange that for you. For smaller and more valuable consignments, transport will often be free of charge. For larger consignments, including estate clearances, we can estimate removal costs for you. These costs, along with auction commission, are deducted from proceeds of sale.
Selling costs and reserves
You will be provided with a receipt for your items that will include the auction date and selling costs, along with details of estimates and, where applicable, reserve prices. Vendor commission is subject to a small minimum commission and lotting fee, all of which are only charged if your item sells.
Loss and Damage Warranty
1.5% of the Hammer Price of each lot sold. This fee is not applied to lots that fail to sell.
McTear's commission and lotting fee is waived on unsold lots.
Auction Catalogue Illustrations
If your item is selected for printed catalogue illustration, a small fee will be charged.
All fees are subject to VAT at the standard rate.
On completion of the auction, you will be informed by email the result of sales of your items. You may also check the auction results on this website.
Payment is made by cheque, five weeks following the auction, assuming we have received full payment from the buyer. Vendor payments from Antiques & Interiors auctions are made one week following the auction.
Any lots unsold that were previously subject to a reserve price or estimate are automatically entered into an online auction that runs for, on average, two weeks. If an offer, within 10% of the reserve price, is received by the end of the online auction that offer will be accepted on the vendor's behalf. If there is no reserve price, any offer we receive that is considered 'fair' will be accepted.