Welcome to Outhwaite and Litherland
Auctioneers and Valuation Specialists

As a family firm we have spent the last 100 years preparing valuations for Probate, Insurance, Matrimonial Division and Divorce and now Inheritance Tax and Lifetime Gifts, selling by Auctions and obtaining the best possible prices for clients.

Outhwaite and Litherland are the largest independent auctioneers in the North West who still offer that personal, friendly, family service and who now liaise with international authorities and experts to offer links for our clients to a world-wide market. Valuing items for sale by auction is like taking part in the Antiques Roadshow and can be every bit as exciting! We offer a free verbal valuation at our auction centre in Liverpool where our specialists are available anytime during office hours and at our Southport office or we give estimates from photographs and we can also visit clients premises. Our service also cover complete valuations, including our unique 'fixplan' valuations for insurance purposes, we can give expert advice on claims after burglary, fire or damage and valuations for probate, family division and capital transfer / inheritance tax.

We look forward to another 100 years of being of service to you and your clients. Our head office is based in Southport, Merseyside and our valuation department is ready and raring to go Call Us Today if you require our services.



Outhwaite and Litherland Services

We Bid You Welcome

What is your perception of an auction house? Only for those interested in buying antiques? Only for the dealers? Only for the wealthy who have homes full of valuables who want them selling on their behalf? Perhaps - once upon a time. Maybe when Outhwaite and Litherland first started 100 years ago - but not now. Not anymore - like every other type of business we have moved with the times. From categorising sales to going on line - auctioneering now appeals to a much wider market... and more and more people are discovering that it's an exciting, fascinating and vibrant world of buying and selling. Buying at an auction appeals to all the same people that walk around antique fairs and car boot sales each weekend hoping to spot a bargain -selling through an auction appeals to everybody who has something lying around their home that can be turned into cash! And no - we are not just looking for the unusual items that will 'fetch a fortune' we have numerous sale categories which means we are in an enviable position of being able to take almost anything from anyone, anywhere. Which is great news for you. Whether you are looking to clear a whole house, or single items from household goods to granny's antique chest of drawers, we are happy to take it off your hands and sell it on your behalf. Welcome to today's world of auctioneering from a company who's been around long enough to know the business of antiques is as much about tomorrow as it is knowing about yesterday.

Alternatives To Selling?

We also offer a full restoration service in our offices including furniture,clocks, jewellery, paintings, water colour drawings etc. the work is carried out by experts with many years in the restoration, conservation and repair of antiques as well as modern items.

Things To Come

Naturally, like most other businesses we are finding that people's time is precious and we need to make it easier and quicker for people to find information or to have valuations. Below is a list of things that we are going to add to this site in the future to show that we mean business.

We already execute bids on your behalf if you can't attend a sale, but soon you will be able to make a bid online after browsing through the sales catalogue on our website. Our site will also allow you to have an online evaluation by completing form or scanning and emailing a photograph to us.

We will also be creating a knowledge base of freqeuntly asked questions and answers that will be catalogued into a useful reference manual for visitors to the site. There is going to be a page showing some examples of the most unusual restorations that we have undertaken.

As well as links to other antique related sites, www.lots.uk.com will be your one stop shop.

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers

Most industries have a professional governing body - an industry kite mark by which all standards are measured. Auctioneering is no exception and The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers is one of the highest affiliations to be associated with. The Society aims to provide guidance to its members to ensure the highest possible standards of practice in all regards and encouragement and reassurance to clients that their best interest will be served by the Society at all times. The membership currently includes three of the major London based firms as well as a significant number of the leading provincial specialist auctioneers. Outhwaite and Litherland are the only locally based members in the area thus underpinning our strong positioning within the region as well as ensuring the highest standards of professional conduct for our clients and their property.



About Outhwaite and Litherland

Service, Experience and Expertise

Having over a 100 years of experience behind us results in having a fine reputation amongst our peers, the public and a long history of loyal customers. We offer a complete and comprehensive service - from selling to valuations, from restoration to advice and from storage to shipping - taking the hassle out of buying and selling to give the kind of no nonsense help and advice that we have built our reputation upon. And as the regions largest independent auctioneers, we get many referrals from major London Auction Houses who only want the best in the area to deal with their clients. Our sales are varied and cover many specialised areas of interest. Our Fine Art and Antiques Sale is held once a quarter and include pictures, antique furniture, jewellery, china and numerous other categories. The monthly Cavalcade Sale comprises of a wide selection of quality articles for the collector including books and coins whereas the popular weekly Premier Sale covers Victorian, Edwardian and all types of goods of interest for our continental and USA buyers as well as a wide range of general household items. We also hold many specialist sales including 'affordable collectables', liquidation sales, company sales, clock and watch sales, scientific instruments, books, toys, etc. So, if you have an item to sell it doesn't have to be an antique to be of interest to us at Outhwaite and Litherland - as you can see from our varied list of sale categories we can sell anything on your behalf and do! Lots!

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers

Most industries have a professional governing body - an industry kite mark by which all standards are measured. Auctioneering is no exception and The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers is one of the highest affiliations to be associated with. The Society aims to provide guidance to its members to ensure the highest possible standards of practice in all regards and encouragement and reassurance to clients that their best interest will be served by the Society at all times. The membership currently includes three of the major London based firms as well as a significant number of the leading provincial specialist auctioneers. Outhwaite and Litherland are the only locally based members in the area thus underpinning our strong positioning within the region as well as ensuring the highest standards of professional conduct for our clients and their property.



Contact Outhwaite and Litherland

Service, Experience and Expertise

At Outhwaite and Litherland, we offer more than just a buying, selling and valuation service - we are often the first port of call for anyone who may just have a query regarding an item they want to sell or may need to know more information on an item they wish to purchase.

Address

Joel House, 43 Hoghton Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0PG

01704 538 489

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs | 9am - 5pm
Friday | 9am - 4pm

Closed for Lunch

Mon - Thurs | 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Friday | 12.30pm - 2pm


Location

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