Have you got the Tools!

When dealing with house clearances and assisting those who are downsizing our valuers are normally asked to appraise the house contents but often the client doesn’t consider the contents of the garage, garden shed and workshop. However these outbuildings can often be an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ containing sought after carpentry, garden and other tools.

Over recent months, particularly during times when the restrictions due to Covid have meant that people are spending more time at home, we’ve found a big increase in the interest shown in hand tools and associated items. The auction values achieved during 2020 increased markedly with more and more people bidding via our online platforms, possibly due to people being in their gardens and in workshops doing craft projects.
Some recent examples include a set of Marples Firmer chisels for £70 and a Sorby woodturning chisel for £80
So if you have any interesting carpentry, metalworking, garden or other tools that you are thinking of selling don’t forget auction. At W&H Peacock, our weekly sales include an array of such tools alongside furniture, ceramics, collectables and many other items.  
If you are moving, downsizing or just want a clear out remember there is a strong market for those items quietly lying unused in the outbuildings. Our valuers are always pleased to advise on auction values and can arrange collection and sale.
For further details please call 01234 266366 or email info@peacockauction.co.uk