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.

Happy New Year 

Sadly we start a new year with national coronavirus restrictions.  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.

  Please note the following:

  • Valuation and Appraisal of objects will continue but must be by appointment on weekdays, call 01200 423322.
  • Please see our new policies regarding appraisal, valuation and selection of objects for auction. here
  • Moving house? We can still arrange for appraisal and removal subject  to C19 protocols. 


Special sale of Silver, Metalware & Jewellery

Sunday 31st January 'timed' online through

this sale is now closed for entries, the catalogue will be online 20th January.  


Architectural Salvage, 
Rural & Domestic Bygones Auctions

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

 The  next sale is on the 23rd January, entries closed on the 13th January. The catalogue can be viewed on and bidding will start on the 21st. Viewing will be by appointment 20th, 21st & 22nd January. 

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.


Fine Art & Antiques Sale

Sunday 28th February 'timed' online through

We are accepting lots for the February sale until 5th February. If you have items you would like to sell, feel free to speak with one of our valuers weekdays, appointments can be made 9:00-2:00 or email anytime.


Rediscovery: Furniture, antiques and memorabilia
at 10.0am on Wednesday 17th February 'live' online through

  • View the catalogue with images by clicking the Online Auctions tab above, and the Rediscovery icon.
  • Sadly due to current Covid restrictions  clients will not be allowed to attend the sale in person, or view in advance.  Please email for condition reports or further info on lots
  • Buyers will need to register with the online platform by clicking the online auctions tab above.  You will only need to register once! It is really easy.
  • Click LOGIN/REGISTER within the above ONLINE AUCTIONS tab above then follow the instructions to enter an email and create a password. You will be sent an email to verify and confirm your identity and don't forget to tick the T&C box. Once complete you can access any of our online sales in future with these details.
  • Payment must be made by BACS or Debit Card (over the phone) in advance of collection strictly by appointment (click & collect).
  • Buyers should bring their own boxes and packaging for their items on collection.

On-line Bidding

We are pleased to announce that we can offer our own on-line bidding platform '' . Registration and use 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. You will be sent an email to verify and confirm your identity; then you can access all our online sales in future.

NB some bidding will continue to be held via

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Valuation & Appraisal

To receive an initial appraisal, you can simply email images of your items and 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 Art & Special Sales

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. In the meantime and for the sale in December the viewing times will be as follows:

Monday 7th    12 noon - 5.0pm

Tuesday 8th   12 noon - 7.0pm

Wednesday 9th  9am - 12 noon

Thursday 10th    9am - 12 noon

Friday 11th          9am - 12 noon

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.