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.
Commission is 15% (minimum £4 per lot).
Lotting Fee is £10 on hammer prices of £100 and above; £4 on hammer prices less than £100.
Printed catalogue illustrations from £10, premium illustrations from £50.
All fees are subject to VAT.
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.
Settlement for sold Lot(s) is by cheque and posted 7 days following The Antiques & Interiors Auction and 21 days following the specialist auctions, once payment is received from the Buyer(s). Where payment has not been received from the Buyer(s) for any Lot(s), the Seller will not receive a settlement until the Lot(s) has been paid or reoffered at auction and paid.
Unsold lots from specialist auctions are usually entered into an online auction with the reserve remaining unchanged. If an offer, within 10-20% 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. Thereafter remaining unsold lots will be re-offered with a reserve reduction of approximately 25%. Lots included in the Antiques & Interiors auction are sold at auctioneers discretion, as are all lots with a low estimate of under £100. Any lots deemed to be of no market value will be donated to a designated charity.