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The Furniture Saleroom – Saturdays

Please read our terms and conditions prior to attending our sale.

Terms And Conditions

To view our Saleroom Catalogue please go to Saturday auctions in the quick links on the right hand side of the website

Monthly sales of items including Furniture, Jewellery, Electrical Appliances and other household items held on the first Saturday of the month. The sale begins at 10.00 am. A buyer’s Premium of 15% is charged on every item purchased from the saleroom.

Items are accepted for sale within the saleroom every Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 am-12 and 1pm- 4.30pm. Other days by arrangement with Stanfords.

Vendors commission as of 1st March 2015 of 14% + VAT and a lot charge of £2 inclusive of VAT for all Items in the saleroom.

Viewing for Auctions held in the Saleroom is between 1-5 on the  Friday of the sale and 8.30 until the start of the sale at 10am on the Saturday morning.

Outside Sales. – Saturdays

Open for Entries February-November

Friday 8am to 4pm

Saturday 7am to 9am

Open For entries December-January

Friday 8am to 4pm

Saturday 7.30am to 9am

Commission Rates.  Items Accepted for saleEntry Form.

Bird and Small Mammals and Plants Sale

Please insure birds are presented in a clean box or bird cage for sale and please do not reuse old boxes. All Buyers please note we will be re registering people with new numbers. Please arrive early to facilitate this process.

Held in the Cattle Sale Ring starting at 9.45 with over 100 lots each week of chickens, caged birds, rabbits and other small mammals followed by plants in the cattle pens.

All lots for these sales must be entered by 9.15 on the morning of the sale with plants accepted on Fridays between 8am and 4pm.

Vendors Commission for birds and animals is 15% + VAT(12.5% +VAT for Vat Registered Vendors) and 17.5 %+VAT (15%+VAT for VAT Registered Vendors) for plants

Timber Sale

Held after the plants have finished at approximately 10.45, over 100 lots of timber every week sold by the length/board.

All lots to be entered by 9am on the morning of the sale with entries taken throughout the week.

Vendors Commission for the timber sale is 21% (17.5% for VAT registered vendors) with a 50p lot charge on all unsold lots

Motor Vehicles

The sale of Motor Vehicles commences at 10am with Cars, Trailers and caravans included.

Entry Fees for Cars are £28.50 and £10 for Trailers and Caravans with a commission of 12% of the sale price. The Entry Fees are refunded against the commission so you don’t pay it twice.

To sell motor vehicles it is required that we be in possession of a full current vehicle registration document . Entries are accepted until 9.30am on the day of the sale


Starting immediately following the Car sale we have an average of over 150 cycles a week to a peak of 250. We attract buyers from London and Cambridge so there is always a demand for any bike that you may wish to sell.

Please Note: Due to a number of instances of stolen bikes passing through the market, Stanfords reserve the right to carry out any checks deemed necessary on any entered cycle before it is sold.

A Commission rate of 15% and £1 a lot(12.5% and 83p for VAT registered vendors) is charged for cycles in the sale.

Electrical tools and household appliances.

Commencing after the Cycle sale has concluded the sale of electrical tools and household appliances is held in the small saleroom next to the market cafe. All items are tested for electrical safety and are sold as seen.

A Commission rate of 15% and £2 a lot(12.5% and 83p for VAT registered vendors) is charged as well as a £2.00 fee for each electrical safety test and £1.00 if any replacement plugs are required. (All Plugs for sale must be up to BS 1363 standard.). Any items that fail to pass the electrical safety test will not be entered for sale and may be scrapped if not collected.

Yard Sale

The yard sale commences directly after the sale of electrical items has concluded. The sale generally consists of over 400 lots including garden tools, mowers, chainsaws, garden furniture, household items and building materials.

A Commission rate of 15% and £1 a lot(12.5% and 83p for VAT registered vendors) is charged for all items in the yard sale.