Auction Services

Making buying and selling pleasurable & profitable

For over 200 years we, and our predecessors, have been hosting regular fine art and antique auctions from our saleroom in Oxfordshire, in addition to providing antiques valuations for buyers and sellers throughout the UK.

We operate a full sales calendar, with regular two day fine art and antiques auctions. Auction catalogues are available to view online and are updated regularly with detailed photo galleries, descriptions and guide prices. The saleroom is open weekdays, 9.00am to 4.00pm, to receive items for sale, and for valuations and auctions advice. Prior to sale day, viewings are at advertised times (see individual auction details) and on the morning of the sale itself.

Whether you are a first time buyer or seller, an experienced antiques dealer or an enthusiastic collector, our dedicated team of specialists will use their years of experience and expertise to help you to obtain the best results at auction and ensure that the process runs smoothly throughout.

Auction process

Included below are a selection of the standard features of our auction service:

Antique auction and valuation services
  • ILLUSTRATION - photographs will be used for illustrating vendors' goods in the catalogue and/or on the Internet, as well as in national or local advertising.
  • INSURANCE - all goods are covered under the Auctioneer's policy whilst on their premises. The value for insurance purposes shall be at the assessment of the Auctioneers (some exclusions apply).
  • STORAGE AND TRANSPORT - we will collect in any area as economically as possible. Alternatively, goods can be brought to our premises at any time by appointment.
  • COMMISSIONS/ABSENTEE BIDS - the Auctioneer will be pleased to execute commissions free of charge for those unable to be present at the Sale and valuation including house clearance. Bidding slips for this purpose are available. Bids may also be left by telephone.
  • RESERVES - all goods for sale may be allocated a reserve price prior to commencement of the sale by the vendor.
  • TERMS OF PAYMENT - cash, Switch, Mastercard or VISA are readily accepted. Cheques will be accepted from known purchasers until 2012.

Full terms and conditions of sale for Purchaser and Vendors can be found at the following links:

Conditions of sale for BUYERS »
Conditions of sale for SELLERS »

Choosing an auctioneer

We have produced a useful guide to choosing an auctioneer for those unfamiliar with antiques, to help you ensure that your lots reach the very best price at auction MORE »

More information

You will find more information about Jones & Jacob and our services using the links below or you can contact Simon Jones at or by phone on 01491 612810

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