The New Year is a perfect time to declutter and reorganise your home – and potentially rediscover old forgotten treasures.
As people prepare for a clear out following the festive period, many could be sitting on a small fortune according to a Wiltshire-based online auctioneer.
The Auction Hub in Westbury says that people often overlook items and heirlooms which are stored in the attic for ‘safe-keeping’ and very rarely see the light of day.
This time of year provides an opportunity for householders to have a good look around and find those stowed-away pieces which could hold real value for owners.
Whether it’s an antique inherited from a relative or something more modern received as an unwanted gift, The Auction Hub’s team of experts are able to advise on the value of items from individual pieces through to large consignments.
James Harvey, CEO of The Auction Hub, said, “From rare paintings, contemporary furniture to classic toys, quality pieces are often hidden away because people simply don’t have the space for them or they don’t quite suit their taste.
“At this time of year when people are taking stock after Christmas, it’s always worth reminding them that they could be living with some valuable items tucked away out of sight in lofts and garages.”
The Auction Hub prides itself on offering the same high levels of expertise and service you would expect from a traditional auction house but with the convenience and reach of an online selling platform.
All lots are appraised and catalogued by specialists from The Auction Hub before being sold via Auctionet.com – Europe’s leading auction marketplace with more than 320,000 registered users.
James Harvey added, “As a result of the partnership with Auctionet, The Auction Hub can sell items faster than traditional auction houses, but more importantly it gives sellers access to a very large buyer base.
“We’re always happy to speak to people who are looking to sell and we offer home valuations, welcoming consignments at most price points and of all periods and genres. We’re able to provide services from the sale of single items all the way to complete house clearances, providing a full service from pickup to payout.”