Barbara Kirk Auctions
Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale...

Copies of these are available by post or e-mail.  They are also shown with my online & printed catalogues. They include General Conditions as well as specific Conditions of Sale for Sellers & Buyers.  It is advised that all clients read my Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale.
THE HARBOUR SALEROOM
PENZANCE CORNWALL
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BARBARA KIRK
Sold for 0% commission... successfully sold for charity... diamond ring sold for 950 ...
Selling through Barbara Kirk Auctions...
locally, nationally & world wide...
Only 10% selling commission...
Free appraisals, valuations
& home visits...

Monday Valuation Open Days. Always with Barbara herself.  Free & open to all, no appointment required, just call at our office with your items between 9.30am & 12.30pm or 1.30pm & 4.30pm...

By appointment at your home. Friendly, informative, personal appointments with Barbara herself at your home or other property, without time limits...

By appoinment at our office. Personal & private appointments arranged at our office with Barbara at a time to suit you. Telephone to make an appointment...

Single items to full house contents. Single items, collections, down-sizing, inherited estates or complete house contents. We can check for items of interest or value, also help & advise on clearance...

Careful examination for items of interest or value... We always carefully check all consignments for anything of interest or value supported by a wide ranging  depth of knowledge & experience of over 30 years...

We can help with valuations for insurance & probate... A discreet & considerate service on behalf of executors & beneficiaries with valuations for probate. insurance, insurance claims & family division...
We measure success by customer satisfaction...
not just auction results...

Identification, appraisal & valuation...
for all types of antiques, collectables & art...

Specialist expertise & auctions dedicated solely to jewellery, silver, watches & other small valuables...

Single items, collections, inherited estates, down-sizing & house contents...


Only 10% sellers commission...

Some auctioneers also have additional sellers charges. We do not charge for unsold lots or any lotting or entry fees...

We have only one commission rate for all entries. There is no two-tier system with higher rates for lower value entries or specialist auctions... 

When we pack & collect ourselves during a valuation visit it is free of charge & no storage charges. Very large consignments or long distance collections may be subject to some charges....

Low cost photograpy charges. It is normal  for auctioneers to charge for catalogue photography but our charge is per lot, not photograph, so covers multiple views or other uses. We charge 2 per lot for up to 25 entries & 1 per lot for the next 50 entries per vendor, per auction. Above 75 lots all photography is free...

Our insurance charge is only 1%. All auctioneers charge for insurance of your entries. Our fee is fair, low & charged on sold lots only. It covers entries during storage, transportation & the auction...

We operate from secure, gated premises with secure safe & strongroom facilities...



Sell through the competitive astmosphere of our auctions...

Sell by auction the modern way. The processes for selling by auction are changing rapidly with a growing importance in online, live auction bidding. We keep abreast of these changes & innovations to ensure our selling clients are offered the full potential of these new services...

All our auctions are live online offering live bidding via the Internet from national & international buyers. Not all auctioneers hold their auctions live online...

Reach a wider buyer's market. As well as our many regular buyers who view or attend our auctions in person, we always attract 100's of potential buyers nationally & worldwide who register to bid live online at our auctions...

We offer a shipping service for buyers. Unlike many auctioneers, we operate our own in-house shipping service for buyers. It helps generate bids on your entries when buyers know they can easily get their purchase shipped...

Our catalogues are fully illustrated & can be viewed online by potential bidders, nationally & worldwide. We illustrate all lots in both our online & printed catalogues as we believe illustrations generate interest & bids. Not all auctioneers offer fully illustrated  catalogues...

We keep a large, regularly updated database of regular buying clients who are always informed of all forthcoming auctions & auction news by email...

We attach great importance to our website & ensure it is regularly updated & informative with news & previews for buyers to the benifit of sellers...

 

Charities pay 0% commission to sell donated antiques or collectables through our auctions...

Bring your donated items for checking & valuation & sell through the competitive atmosphere of our auctions for 0% commission...

Maximise the return for donated antiques, collectables, jewellery, paintings or other suitable items... single or multiple entries accepted...



We sell for registered charities free of charge...
Sold for 0% commission... successfully sold for charity... a Scandinavian Tapio Wirkkala design silver vase sold for 880...
We have already achieved many amazing auction results in partnership with local charities...

Sold for 0% commission... lots sold successfully for charity... just over 1,300 raised for Penlee RNLI Newlyn in 2019...
Sold for 0% commission... successfully sold... a collection of William Marshall studio pottery sold for a prostate cancer charity for over 5,600...
AUCTIONS
BARBARA KIRK
All-round, on-the-spot expertise always available...
for antiques, jewellery, collectors items, paintings & other art...
a complete, professional service supported by knowledge & experience...






Before the hiring a skip, driving to the the dump, lighting a bonfire or selling for cash...
it's always worth checking with a professional & experience valuer for items of interest & value...
From house contents to single items...we offer a free appraisal & valuation service for dispersal of collections, down sizing, executors & family estates...

It is always worth checking to ensure nothing of importance, interest & value is overlooked. We can offer a free checking & apprisal service.  We supply a free home visit by appointment to estimate values for sale by auction & advice on dispersal.  A professional, always private & confidential appointment always with valuer & auctioneer Barbara Kirk...

Selling through auction offers the chance to acheive the true market value through competitive bidding... to a national & worldwide market through live online auctions...











We offer free appraisal & valuations for...

Antiques & Collectors Items...
including decorative & domestic metalware... boxes, caddies, treen & other wooden items... ceramics & glass... clocks & barometers... embroidery, textiles & linens... vintage clothing & fashion accessories... toys... maritime, scientific & optical instruments... militaria & medals... postcards & other printed ephemera... oriental items... rugs & smaller items of furniture... bronzes & decorative sculpture... musical instruments... coins, medals & other collectors items...

Jewellery Silver, Watches & Small Collectables...
including antique, period style & designer gem-set, gold, silver & costume jewellery, gold coins & jewellery, silver, pocket & wrist watches & all types of small valuables & collectables...

Paintings, Other Art & Studio Ceramics...
including paintings, sculpture, artist signed prints, studio ceramics, artist designed objects & jewellery, Cornish art & artist ephemera books & catalogues...