Low commission rate on all sales

The fact that Vernon Ward has maintained such a low commission rate on all sales, with excellent reviews, letters and press coverage, spanning 50 years is due to the fact he does not have the massive overhead costs and charges that auction houses have to bear, i.e. premise charges,  staff charges, removal charges etc. the list is endless, whether it be  leading London auction houses or a regional auction house, is why the  general public, legal profession, estate agents, etc. regularly use Vernon Ward.

For consultations and home appointments please call Vernon Ward on 01273 502097.

Jewellery, silver, antiques and chattels Sales Advice

Vernon will work tirelessly on your behalf to locate the correct buyer for the maximum value in today's current market. This in turn saves you the seller the high auction charges placed by auction houses as mentioned here and also in Vernon Ward's brochure. AUCTION HOUSES (such as Christies, Bonhams, Sotheby's  etc) HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTED AS CHARGING COMMISSION RATE FROM AS MUCH AS 15% TO 25% THEN ADDED TO THIS IS VAT and other charges.

It is through the exposure of many of these auction houses that many members of the public have chosen to use Vernon Ward as their independent agent. These include the legal profession, loss adjusters, executors of estates, district councils and the general public. Vernon has now in excess of 1000 letters of thanks from clients past and present praising him on his sales success, and also Vernon holds a vast number of newspaper editorials spanning back over the last 50 years and up to date, all on show at each and every roadshow.

(Remember.. Vernon Ward is an independent agent who locates private buyers and collectors and is not affiliated to any 2nd or 3rd party. His charge as stated is 10% commission - with no hidden charges. (Sales concluded in a 10 day period by "contract of sale" only).

50 Years Experience

Worldwide database of buyers

Low Commission

Vernon has appeared numerous times on national television.

A typical example is as follows: at one of his charity roadshow days, he was shown a violin. Vernon decided to research this item and after four months, he was delighted to confirm to the owner that it was a rare violin by Santo Serafin which also gained large press coverage. Other rare finds have also gained national TV coverage with kind permission from the owners.

Vernon has in excess of a thousand reviews in letter form and press coverage spanning 50 years. Which are available to be read at either his office or at roadshow days.


Vernon Ward sells as agent for the seller. 

Members of the public wishing to sell items through Vernon Ward may be assured of the highest standard.

Vernon Ward will, at all times, endeavor to locate a private buyer or collector on a commission basis only and all such matters are strictly private and confidential. 

Any transaction undertaken, irrespective of the value of the item(s) involved, takes approximately 10 days for the item(s) to be sold and for the vendor to be paid, less Vernon Ward's fixed commission being 10% of the achieved sale price by "contact of sale". Terms and conditions apply. 

Sale Report

A sale report and receipt are automatically issued upon completion of each and every sale. In the event of any item(s) remaining unsold, unlike the vast majority of sales rooms, there will be no charge incurred and the item(s) will be returned to the vendor by Vernon Ward.

Written valuations. 

The provision of written valuations for insurance for probate, sale by private treaty, or other purposes, is an important part of Vernon Ward's service.

Free valuations can be arranged through our office in Patcham, East Sussex. In certain instances however, it may be necessary for items to be researched.

Property for inspection and valuation 

Vernon Ward is pleased to give valuation and guidance regarding property brought in for inspection and/or sale. This service is free of charge and is available on week days between 9am and 5pm by appointment only. 

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