Silverwoods of Lancashire

Silverwoods is one of the most popular and vibrant Auction Houses in the North of England, holding Fine Art and Antiques auctions with internet bidding, weekly sales of hundreds of antiques and collectables, bimonthly Rural Bygones auctions and specialist collection sales.  

Selling at auction is one of the best, and easiest, ways to turn antiques and collectables into maximum profit – so do browse the website and get in touch with us to find out how we can help you.

To view 12th August Rediscovery Catalogue, Click HERE

To view 19th August Fine Arts Catalogue Click HERE



As we continue to get our salesrooms running post-lockdown, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to weekly sales. 

From Monday 27th July we will be taking in items for sale in our weekly Rediscovery sale and our monthly Fine Art sale.

The weekly Rediscovery sale will not be on

We will be accepting items between 9:00-3:00. No appointment will be required, we will be asking Vendors to queue in their cars as before and observe strict social distancing once in the building. Please keep numbers of attendees to a minimum. We will sell from the rostrum with distanced seating.

In line with Covid requirements there are a few points for the safe operation of Silverwoods Salesrooms.

Safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers is important to us. 

All those who visit the Salesroom either to enter lots, on viewing days or attending an auction must abide by the following guidelines:


Ø    Follow the instructions on any signage.

Ø    Sanitise your hands on your way in and out.

Ø    Keep at least 1 metre+ distance from other people.

Ø    Do not gather in groups greater than 6 people and observe distancing whilst doing so. 

Ø Face masks must be worn. 


Ø    Viewing of lots prior to the auction must be booked in advance Tel: 01200 423322 to do so. Viewing is on Tuesday 2:00-4:00 and Wednesday 8:30 until the start of the sale at 12:00. When you have finished viewing please leave the premises as soon as possible to minimise any queuing. 

Ø    We can only serve one person at a time at the jewellery cabinet. Please use the hand sanitiser provided before handling those lots.

Ø   We will not be able to do condition reports or offer a post and pack service for this sale.

Ø    All persons attending the auction must be pre booked in advance. 

Ø  Commission bids must submitted by 11:45 on Wednesday. We won't accept commission bids over the phone, please email. We won't be able to take telephone bids for the Rediscovery sale.

Ø    You will only be allowed to attend the auction if you have pre booked your seat.

Ø    Payment must be made by card unless cash payment is absolutely unavoidable.

Ø  You will be able to collect your purchases from the bay set up inside the roller door.

Ø    There will be no café facility.

Ø    You can view the PDF catalogue on our website or

We are here to help you; please follow these guidelines and instructions from staff members. 

If you have any questions, please ask.


Thank you   

23rd July 2020

We have great pleasure in announcing that we are re-formatting our popular Rural & Domestic Bygones sale.

We will now be holding this sale on Fridays, with entries delivered on Thursday morning. Viewing is on Thursday afternoon and on Friday morning until the start of the sale at 11am

The next sale will be on Friday 18th September.

If you are interested in entering items for this sale, please download the entry form and return it to us by the 4th September. Feel free to speak to one of our valuers about typical consignments to this sale and how to enter items.

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To receive an initial appraisal, you can email images of your items and brief description to For our solicitor clients, we also offer valuations for insurance or probate purposes. Contact our senior auctioneer, Wilf Mould on 01200 423322 for an initial consultation.

Appraisals and Appointments

Every Monday - 9.00am to 3.00pm

We provide a free appraisal and valuation service where you can just call in to the saleroom without appointment. You can also leave your items for either the bimonthly or weekly auctions with us at this time, should you decide to sell them.

Every Friday – By Appointment

Private appointments can be arranged for consultation with one of our specialist valuers. This service is ideal for unusual or high value items that may need detailed examination.

Our Payment Policy

Silverwoods is especially proud of its fast payment policy to customers, by cheque or BACS, as soon as possible after an auction.


Cheques are sent out immediately and received by our vendors in just a few days and certainly no more than a week. As soon as payments from our bimonthly Fine Art and Antiques and Specialist auctions are received from worldwide buyers, a cheque is issued immediately.