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Lindsay Burns & Company


Selling at Auction

Our Valuers are available to offer free and confidential valuations of your Antiques, Fine Art, Collectables and General Chattels for potential sale without any obligation to sell. We are able to value your property in the following ways.

•    Bring your items into the saleroom to have a Valuer inspect them
•    Email or post images to us
•    Book an appointment for a Valuer to visit you at home

We will discuss your property with you and advise sale estimates, auction dates and reserves where appropriate. You will be issued with a contract of sale listing the property consigned, the contract of sale also details our Terms & Conditions of Sale Applicable to Vendors.

Vendors Charges

•    Vendor commission 15% (minimum £15 commission charge per consignment)
•    Loss and Damage Charge 1.5%
•    Carriage - Van and two men £60 per hour
•    Internet illustration £8 for General Sale and £10 for Antique & Fine Art Sale
•    Catalogue illustration charges applicable to Antique & Fine Art Sale
•    Restoration if applicable
•    Storage if applicable
•    Disposal of unsellable property/ unsold lots if applicable

All charges are subject to VAT


After your property has been sold you will receive a cheque with a vendor statement listing the hammer prices achieved for your lots. Proceeds of sale are paid out 14 working days after a General Sale and 28 days after an Antique & Fine Art Sale (provided we have received payment from the buyer) with the vendor charges listed and deducted. If any lots fail to sell we are able to re-offer them in another sale or dispose of them at our discretion unless you have specified that you will arrange to collect them. There are no unsold charges.

Customer Due Diligence

Art Market Participants are obliged to undertake measures to ensure that transactions are not part of money laundering. The threshold for these checks is 10,000 EUROS or the equivalent in British pounds. We will be required to undertake the necessary identification checks prior to the conclusion of any transaction exceeding this threshold for both buyers and vendors. For further information please contact the office.


We provide an excellent service in advertising and marketing your property. We have an extensive database of clients sourcing particular items and have substantial media interest around noteworthy lots, collections and house contents that we have coming up for sale. We regularly advertise and have extensive editorial coverage in the local and national newspapers, magazines, television and radio as well as digital media. Our Antique & Fine Art Sales are broadcast live online via our online bidding platform at www.the-saleroom.com ensuring all lots are viewed by an International audience. See our Results and News pages for recent highlights and coverage.

Upcoming Sales

General Sale

Thursday 3rd September 2020 at 10.30am and Friday 4th September 2020 at 10.30am. Live online bidding, with telephone bidding and absentee bidding only.

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Antiques & Fine Art Sale

Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 10.30am and Wednesday 5th August at 10.30am - Live bidding online, with telephone bidding and absentee bidding only.

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"Dear Lindsay Burns, Thank you for your cheque for the sale of my goods listed in your account invoice. Many thanks for all your help which had made selling all these items very easy for me."


From a Private client who used our valuation service and auction services

Lindsay Burns & Company is the trading name of N Burns & C Burns Ltd., a limited company registered in Scotland. Registration number SC412672. The registered office is at 6 King Street, Perth, PH2 8JA VAT Reg. 177947251 - © 2020 All rights reserved.