David Mattey is a highly experienced buyer of 19th-20th century jewellery and silver, together with medals and coins ..
If you visit a high street jewellers to sell items which you have inherited please be warned that .
You will be lucky to receive only the break value. This equates to the component value of stones & precious metals at their scrap price.
Selling at auction is NO better an option ?
Firstly because the vast majority of jewellery sold at auctionis acquired by the trade, who generally wish to buy at break price!
Secondly adding insult to injury almost 50% of the total paid by the buyer will be lost to the auction in deductions because of the questionable practice of charging both buyer and seller..
Yes if a an online bidder pays his bill from the auction house of say £200 you the buyer will only see half .
In defence of the auctioneers VAT is included in the 50% you will loose.
Is there an alternative place to sell?
I for one believe there is.
By visiting our Arundel store
“Antiques & militaria”
At 18 High Street Arundel
West Sussex BN18-9AB.
Sellers will receive an entirely different reception .
We buy items with the intention of re selling them to receptive buyers from around the world . Only buyers with a specific objective would enter a jewellers shop as most are not geared up for the casual browser.
At our high street store we enjoy the cross over sales denied by the dedicated jewellers shop.
In the summer season couples are together rather than at their respective places of work, typically this is when we sell many chains and rings .
On the run up to the festive season Arundel hosts it’s candle lit event which attracts thousands of shoppers who become acquainted with our totally diverse stock.
Most importantly we offer to purchase directly with immediate online bank transfer or for goods below £500 in value we pay cash by arrangement , Vendors are required to supply proof of their identity and sign for the transfer of property so please be sure to bring some current form of identification..
Antique Shops have all but vanished from the high street. television programs perpetuate the Auction myth by screening the sale of items selling to the supposed surprise of both vendor and Auctioneer. Great television ! but a less than balanced message is conveyed . ARUNDEL ANTIQUE BUYERS offer a service .
If you have fine antiques which you are planning to sell contact us.
Antiques Dealers Covering Sussex
We will research the recorded price of similar of identical pieces and bring your attention to our findings.
We Will Then House And Attempt To Sell On Your Behalf At Higher Than The Recorded Value In A High Street Retail Situation.
You No Longer Have To Lose 40% To Your Local Auctioneer! WE RETURN YOU YOUR TOTAL EXPECTED PRICE ADDING A VARIABLE RETAIL MARGIN ON TOP FOR OURSELVES. WE ARE BUYERS OF FINE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS ITEMS FOR WHICH WE ARE PREPARED TO PAY YOU 100% AUCTIONEERS AGREED RESERVES FOR ALL REQUIRED ITEMS Our Victorian warehouse in the middle of Arundel.
A location for the BBC’s Popular “Antiques Road Trip” on many occasions FAQs, HOW CAN I REALIZE BETTER PRICES FOR MY ANTIQUES AND JEWELLERY TODAY? ANSWER, OBTAIN INDEPENDENT VALUATIONS THEN SELL AT 100% OF THE RECOMMENDED RESERVES TO ARUNDEL ANTIQUE BUYERS.COM. QUESTION HOW DO I THE VENDOR BENEFIT ? “NO COMMISSION IS DEDUCTED FROM THE RESERVE PRICE WHICH AAB.com PAY TO YOU DIRECTLY IN FULL. DO YOU BELIEVE YOU KNOW THE BEST WAY TO SELL ANTIQUES ? YOU MAY FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT STOPPAGES IMPOSED BY OUR CHARMING LOCAL AUCTIONEERS FREQUENTLY AMOUNT TO A HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE 40%.! BUYERS ARE NOW CHARGED A SCANDALOUS 25%+VAT ON TOP OF THE HAMMER PRICE OF YOUR SALES BY AT LEAST ONE LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT If you wish to avoid waiting and the charges associated with auction sales, charges such as ,Commissions ,V.A.T.,lot.fees ,”Bought in fees”, Photographic fees etc. Please call David Mattey today on 07860747027 for a fast confidential sale. Our vast store stands beside a castle ,one visited by thousands of international visitors each year. All our stock is obtained directly from people such as yourselves. Auctioneers are not necessarily the viable way to sell . The internet now provides access to commitment free valuations. Why not go on line and establish the value of what you have?. Contact us and realize a far greater slice of the market value. By taking control and conducting a few inquiries you may avoid disappointing results Our offices and showrooms occupy both floors of a Victorian warehouse that stands beside the historic Arundel Castle: We make direct purchases of Antiques and Fine Art every day of each week: Prospective sellers who are planning a visit are encouraged to make an appointment. This ensures privacy and eliminates waiting time: To help us provide you with relevant expertise during your visit: Please include in any correspondence the categories of items that you will be bringing along, For example(Jeweler,Clocks,Assortment, Etc) By bringing a quantity of pieces you will maximize the likely hood of a healthy return. The demand for Oriental works of art is particularly strong at this time. Chinese Carvings, Ceramics, Silk, Silver, Gold, Jade, Coral, and Bronzes are frequently the most valuable items. We are always eager to purchase expensive items similar to those featured on the BBC’s “The Antiques Road Show” and other popular television valuation programs. Postal only Customers We issue global Pre payment to sellers through Paypal. If you are not a “Paypal” account holder we can arrange for alternative payment. Sussex Antiques Buyers.com buy directly from you so you avoid letting auctioneers take a slice of the pie (60% overall in many cases). Transactions are confidential. Sellers are spared the anxieties associated with disclosing personal data to strangers on the internet. Free Identification and appraisal service. If you have inherited an assortment of pieces you may require some help with indentification. We invite you to send us in any number of pictures. We will promptly identify and evaluate all we are shown. You will receive our offer with the option to sell directly to Sussex Antiques Buyers.com. Sussex Antiques Buyers.com answer all e-mail enquiries within hours of your sending them. Sussex Antiques Buyers.com are enthusiastic spenders eager to provide wealthy investors and collectors with exciting fresh goods. We pride ourselves on being able to identify and make offers on items from all periods. Send an email to us containing some images and you will in turn receive an offer/Bid from us, with the option of selling directly to www.sussexantiquesbuyers.com. Identification and Valuation Days (Backed up by direct cash offers) We offer free Valuations and an identification service for antiques, paintings, and collectors items. Our business is conducted daily from Arundel Antiques Market (the region’s most visited antiques centre).
Our expertise, experience and market knowledge combine to provide professional advice with the option of selling directly. Free Valuation Days at Arundel Antiques Market. Every week-day between 10.00am – 4.30pm. Weekends 11.00- 4.30pm. For private appointments please call: