Selling your toys with Aston’s
If you have toys you wish to have valued, either out of curiosity or for sale, the best action to take as a first step is to call us on 01384 250220. We will be able to ask you questions about the toys and advise you of the easiest way to proceed…
If you are within driving distance of us you are welcome to drop in any Wednesday 10am – 4pm for free valuation of your toys. If you have a large collection it is a good idea to call first for an appointment, although not essential. Other days can of course be arranged by appointment.
If you are online or have a camera phone you can send photos of individual items to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a collection listed out you can also send us the list for appraisal. You may prefer to post lists/photos to us in which case use our head office address
Ideally, if you have a large quantity of toys, we will come to visit you at home. We don’t mind travelling anywhere within the UK (as long as the fuel cost is justifiable!), and a visit is often free and of course with no obligation to sell.
If we come to visit you at home, we will usually be in a van, so we can take the items there and then if you wish. We will give you an itemised receipt and all items are fully insured as soon as we take possession of them. If we collect on the same day as your free valuation collection is usually free.
We can also arrange a van to pick up your items at a later date, and as with all of our services the price will be very competitive.
For smaller collections we can arrange for City Link to collect from your house as long as you don’t mind packing them into a suitable box yourself. This is normally charged at £10 per box.
Once we have your items we will sort, catalogue and photograph them, then contact you with the details to check you are happy before submitting the items to the soonest available auction.
We will suggest a conservative catalogue estimate for each lot, and it is up to you if you would like a fixed reserve price on your items. We will advise you if we think a reserve is required in the case of specialist items.
Our toy auctions are currently once every month so there is not normally a long wait for your items to be sold.
We typically sell around 95% of the lots in each sale, so it is unlikely you will be disappointed on auction day!
You can attend the auction or advance viewing day in person if you wish, but it is not essential. You can also watch the auction online with a live video/audio link to see how your items are performing on the sale day.
Assuming your items are all sold and have been paid for by the purchaser(s), we will pay you 21 days after the sale directly into your bank account. A postal or email invoice will follow with a fully itemised list and breakdown of charges.
You will find our commission charge is very low at just 17%+VAT (including insurance), and cataloguing/photography fee is just £2+VAT per lot. For higher value items and large collections this rate is of course negotiable – so please give us a call to discuss.