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.

23rd September Rediscovery Catalogue Click HERE to view

Further to recent Government announcements

We are pleased to say that, in line with Government safety guidelines, we will be open as normal on Monday 21st September, appraising and accepting for sale, items for our Rediscovery sale and Fine Art Catalogue sale. 

18th September 2020

October Fine Arts Sale

Silverwoods will be having another Fine Arts Sale on Wednesday the 21st October. Ready for a day out, come and join us or experience the excitement of bidding online!

If you have items you would like to submit for the next Fine Arts in October, our professional team are always here to assist you. Just call Silverwoods on 01200 423322 and we will help and advise you to make your selling and buying an exciting experience.

Advice is carried out in complete confidence

September Rural & Domestic Bygones to be held as Online Sale

We have great pleasure in announcing that we are re-formatting our popular Rural & Domestic Bygones sale to run as a Timed Online Sale

We will now be holding this sale online, running from 9am Thursday 17th September and start to end lot by lot from 9am Friday 18th September

Collection and payment of any items purchased must be made Monday 21st September 1pm - 4pm, Tuesday 22nd September 9am - 4pm & Wednesday 23rd September 9am - 11am.  Please ring to book an appointment for a collection slot

Viewing Days are on Wednesday the 16th and Thursday the 17th 9am to 4pm 

Please call 01200 423325 to book your viewing slot

Rediscovery Sale and COVID-19 Procedure

As we continue to get our salesrooms running post-lockdown, we are pleased to announce that we have returned to weekly Rediscovery sales and a monthly Fine Art Sale.

We are accepting items on Mondays between 9:00-3:00. No appointment is required, we ask Vendors to queue in their cars as before and observe strict social distancing/ wearing of masks once in the building and it makes sense if you can keep numbers of attendees to a minimum. We are selling from the rostrum with distanced seating.

Covid-19 imposes a few  requirements for the safe operation of Silverwoods' Salerooms.

 We ask that those who visit the Saleroom either to enter lots, on viewing days or attending an auction should follow the following guidelines:

o    Follow the instructions on any signage.

 o    Sanitise your hands on your way in, out and after handling items.

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

o    Please don't gather in groups greater than 6 people and observe distancing whilst doing so.

 o    The government has stipulated that masks be worn. If you have a medical exemption, please make this known to us when you arrive as we are required to enforce this. 

o    Viewing for the Rediscovery sale is on Tuesday 2:00-4:00 and Wednesday 8:30 until the start of the sale at 12:00. 

 o    Viewing for the Fine Art Sale it is Tuesday 2:00-6:00 and Wednesday 8:30 until the start of the sale at 10:00. 

 o    When you have finished viewing we would be grateful if you would leave the premises to avoid crowding. 

o    The weekly Rediscovery sale is not on

o    Due to limited seating, please pre-book a seat for the Fine Art Sale (01200) 423322. The Rediscovery sale doesn't require booking but we will take contact numbers and limit attendance if it becomes too busy.

o    We would prefer payment be made by card unless cash payment is absolutely unavoidable.

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

o     While there is no café, we have a Luncheon Wagon attending on sale days.

The safety of our customers and staff is very important. We are here to help you, please follow these guidelines and instructions from staff members, if you have any questions, please ask.

We know these requirements are frustrating but if we're all careful we can stay safe and look forward to a bright future. 

Since we've reopened, we've had great support from our customers. Thank you.  

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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.