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

29 October 2017
McTear's Jewellery auctions present over 300 lots of fine and rare Jewellery for auction every six w...

Coins & Banknotes
31 October 2017
McTear's has experienced Coin Specialists who will advise you and value your items. Appointments can...

31 October 2017
McTear’s is the only auction house in Scotland to host an auction dedicated to Watches every s...

Rare & Collectable Whisky
3 November 2017
No other auction house in the world auctions Whisky as frequently as McTear’s. With a dedicate...

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction
5 November 2017
If you are considering the sale of a single painting or a substantial collection, please feel warmly...

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

Asian Works Of Art
16 November 2017
An auction of Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern as well as Indian, African and other artworks, to in...

British & Continental Ceramics & Glass
16 November 2017
McTear’s hold an unrivalled international auction of Ceramics & Glass every six weeks, pun...

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

Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture
17 November 2017
McTear’s furniture and works of art auction brings together a range of furniture, toys, collec...

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


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