The BVWS holds regular auctions of quality wireless sets and other equipment at our Harpenden and Royal Wootton Bassett events.
Selling Your Items
If you wish to sell any vintage radio equipment, perhaps because you are scaling down your collection or because you are dealing with the estate of a collector, we would be pleased to help. We charge commission of 15% from current members and 20% from non-members, plus any transportation and labour (if you can deliver to Devizes, Wiltshire the transportation cost can be avoided). A small storage charge may be added dependant on quantity of items to be auctioned, but nothing else - no other charges!
Because we have considerable experience of auctioning vintage wireless collections, we will ensure that your items are sold for the best prices. We can deal with valuations, cataloguing and setting realistic reserves (we will not let quality items sell too cheaply). We will provide full reports showing the prices achieved, commission charged etc. We aim to make the process as simple as possible for the seller - just get the items to us and then wait for the cheque!
Remember that if you are selling on behalf of a deceased collector he or she may have been collecting for many years, and whether stated or not would want others to enjoy the items. By selling to other collectors via BVWS auctions you are carrying out those wishes. If he or she was a BVWS member at time of death the 15% members commission rate will apply.
If you have some items to sell, please contact Mike Barker (BVWS Chairman). He will be pleased to advise you, with no obligation.
- Email: auctions (at) bvws.org.uk
- Telephone: 01380 860787
On this website we present the results of our auctions over the last few years. When reviewing these figures, please be aware that the price a particular set achieves at a particular auction can depend on a number of factors:
- The condition and completeness of the set (this information is not normally stated in the auction catalogue and results)
- The general level of attendance (which can be affected by the weather, advance publicity, other events on the same day, etc)
- How many of the people attending the auction are keen to purchase that particular set
- How many other similar/identical sets are in the same auction, and how this example compares with them
Auctions are unpredictable. Sometimes quite ordinary sets will achieve quite high prices, other times quality lots will achieve disappointing prices. Because we have considerable experience in wireless auctions, we will set realistic reserves and not let quality items sell too cheaply.