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 –  if you have not bought or sold through an Auction before don't worry we will guide you through the process. 

So browse the website and get in touch with us to find out how we can help you.

Marc Anderson BA (Hons) joins the Silverwoods team as Senior Valuer & Auctioneer

We are delighted to welcome Marc Anderson joining our team at Silverwoods as Senior Auctioneer & Valuer! Most recently with Adam Partridge Salesroom, Liverpool; Marc has developed his career with Kidson Trigg, Thimbleby & Shorland and Special Auction Services, Newbury where he developed their internet sales. He returns to family in Lancashire and brings further professional experience and expertise for our customers.  

Contact him today for valuation and appraisal of your antique by sending images by email to:


Numismatics, Jewellery and Silver Sale

Sunday 23rd May 'timed' online through

 If you have items you would like to sell, feel free to speak with one of our valuers.  

Weekday appointments are available between the hours of 9am & 2pm or email anytime.

Entries closed though we are accepting entries for the June Fine Sale

Viewing by appointment can be arranged from Monday 17th-Wednesday 19th May

Auction will begin to close from 5pm on Sunday 23rd of May in Lot order.  

Rediscovery: Furniture, Antiques and Memorabilia

Monday 10th- Sunday 16th May 'timed' online through

  • Entries closed, though we are already looking to our June sale for consignments
  • Viewing of sale 9.30-3.00pm from Monday 10th May - Wednesday 12th May
  • Bids begin to close from 5pm Sunday 16th May in lot order

Architectural Salvage 

Rural & Domestic Bygones Auction

22nd-24th April 2021

Unique to Silverwoods, our popular Rural & Domestic Bygones will now include architectural salvage and will be a 'Timed' Online Sale in conjunction with The Auction Mart's monthly sale of machinery tools and equipment. This will be conducted by 

Entries for the catalogue being accepted now until 15th April.  

Viewing of catalogue on via this website and by appointment from 21st-23rd April. 

 Auction will commence with bids being accepted from 9am, 22nd-24th April 2021. 


These auctions show a fascinating glimpse into the past and feature many unusual vintage items, curiosities, agricultural, railway, dairy, gardening antiques, architectural salvage and many collectables.

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Valuation & Appraisal

To receive an initial appraisal, you can simply email images of your items with a brief description to: 

Alternatively, or as a next step, make an appointment for a free private consultation with one of our team of professional valuers. 

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.


Now any weekday 9.00am - 2.00pm. 

Viewing of Lots

Fine Antiques, Furniture & Collectables

Silverwoods will now be placing emphasis on the display of lots in auction catalogues creating an emporium, of galleria of antiques, furniture and fine art within exhibition 'rooms'. Vendors, therefore, can be assured their items are displayed in the best way and for Buyers to see items in context; rather merely on racks. In 2021 we will be moving to viewing periods every weekday when customers can see for themselves the next catalogue developing with new lots.  During C19 restrictions arrangements for viewing will be by appointment, advertised on this website.

Rediscovery: Antiques Furniture and Memorabilia.

Viewing arrangements will be by appointment on days prior to the sale as advertised here.

Architectural Salvage, Rural & Domestic Bygones

All lots are now to be displayed in the 'bottom' building of the main auction. Viewing for the full catalogue of this sale will be 9.00 - 5.00pm Wednesday - Friday during the 'bidding' week

Our Payment Policy

Silverwoods is especially proud of its fast payment policy to customers, by cheque or BACS, usually within a few days of the auction.  

On-line Bidding

Online sales are conducted either with, OR  our own on-line bidding platform '' . Please note which platform is being used for each sale.

Registration and use for either platform is straightforward, allowing you to see our catalogues, search easily and leave bids or enjoy the thrill of bidding live at home.  

To register for go to the online auctions tab above and click LOGIN/REGISTER  then follow the instructions by entering an email and password. NB IMPORTANT: You will be sent an email to verify and confirm your identity; which you MUST carry out then you can access all our online sales in future.

Arrangements during C-19 restrictions

Sadly the national coronavirus restrictions look to continue through February and into March .  However we were delighted with the outcome of the recent December Fine Furniture, Antiques and Collectables by 'timed' online catalogue with furniture in particular attracting higher values than we have come to expect in recent years.  

Despite the restrictions, Silverwoods will continue providing customers with a full calendar of online auctions in 2021 via, or Also we offer new and existing customers more choice and flexibility in obtaining valuations and appraisals. As restrictions lift, you will see our greater emphasis on the display of lots being offered at auction and more convenient viewing for potential buyers. By Spring we hope once again to conduct some  traditional 'live' gathering auctions.