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Selling at Adabla Auctions

Adabla live broadcast auctions is an alternative to traditional auction houses and galleries. Adabla aims to help artists, property owners, private sellers and approved businesses to sell their works and goods to a wide audience through its unique online broadcast and timed auction platform.

How it works

1 Register
To feature in one of our online auctions, simply log in or create a free account at  Your details are completely safe with us.

2 Consign or request a valuation  
Fill in the Consign or valuation request form Select the auction where you’d like to sell your items. Describe your lot(s) as best as possible, and add clear images.

3 Lot (s) approved 
Adabla will send you an acknowledgment and a confirmation  message once your lot (s) has been approved and is to be  scheduled for sale at auction or is suitable for an alternative method.

Consigning your property for our Live Webcast Auctions

Upon deciding to consign a lot to our sale you will receive  a full customer receipt from us – this receipt will outline  the details of the items you wish to consign including sale dates, brief description, estimates and any reserves discussed  and the commission/ charges involved.  It is important that  you retain a copy of this customer receipt, and the associated  Conditions of Sale for your reference - it is a record of your instruction to us to sell and acts as a contract with Adabla.

Selling at our Timed Auction

The consignment principle remains the same as the live webcast auction. Unlike the live broadcast auction, the  seller for the timed auction keeps his item(s) until sold unless  otherwise agreed.  You only ship the item(s) within 5 working  days after being notified by Adabla of reception of the payment  of the sold item (s) in cleared funds from the buyer.

Agreeing a reserve price and guide price

When appropriate, a reserve (a price below which an item will not be sold )  may be placed upon individual items. Reserves cannot exceed the low estimate. Our specialist will advise you on deciding a reserve  In our experience a high reserve can put some bidders off whereas a low reserve encourages more bidders to participate  generating higher prices.

Seller’s commission

Our standard seller’s commission is 10% plus VAT on the winning bid. Each lot is subject to a minimum commission charge of £30. Commission fees are used for extensively promoting our auctions, among other things.

Seller’s commission Rates

10% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
8% from £51,000 to £100,000 the Hammer Price
5% from £101,000 to 200,000 of the Hammer Price
3% from £201,000 t0 500,000 of the hammer price
2% from £501,000 of the hammer price

Withdrawal fee

If the Seller withdraws any Property from sale after their written agreement to sell it, ADABLA may charge the Seller 50% of the Seller's Commission and Buyer's Premium ADABLA would have received for the Property sold at its mid estimate, plus all Expenses (the "Withdrawal Fee").

Shipping costs from the seller to the buyer

As a seller, you must indicate shipping costs for various destinations when offering up your lot, including to the United Kingdom, The European Union (EU), Europe and Countries outside Europe.


After the auction, Adabla will notify the seller as to the status of each lot offered for sale.  Provided payment has been received from the buyer, we will pay net sale proceeds (the hammer price less the vendor’s commission and sale-related expenses) to the seller 30 calendar days after the auction, by way of cheque or bank transfer together with a detailed statement. All payments are made in pound sterling, unless otherwise instructed. We'll notify you once the buyer has transferred payment to Adabla. Only then should you ship the items, making sure to do so within 5 working days.


For each consigned lot, Adabla may charge the seller a vendor’s commission and sale-related expenses which include the cost of Liability for loss or damage, packing and costs for insured property transport Costs where applicable. We will discuss these charges with you at the time of consignment.

Adabla charges a flat rate of 2.5% to cover your property against any loss or damage during transit period where applicable.

Online listing

Each sold lot will be subject to a £10 online listing charge where applicable.  This allows for your lot to be promoted not only on our own website but also through several other international auction platforms.

Unsold fees

We do not charge anything for lots that we do not sell.

Private Sales

Private Sales are discreet and provides a special and additional service to buyers, sellers and collectors. Adabla can help source a specific item at a fixed price and facilitate a sale discreetly outside the auctions. Our network of specialists works with, both consignors and buyers to offer advice on private sale strategies and help you to shape your collection.

Collectors or occasional buyers are welcome to approach our specialist with an item they are looking for and they will be happy to help.

Considering selling privately

If you are considering selling privately, please contact one of our Private Sales team or request a valuation online. To evaluate your item, send us a clear, colour images of the front and back, and a close-up of the signature or maker’s mark, details such as dimensions and materials, any information about the history of the item including when, where and how it was acquired as well as electronic copies of any appraisals, literature related to the item, or certificates of authenticity, if available. Adabla offers private sales in all the categories in which we also conduct auctions.

Artists invitation to consign

Adabla is seeking fine art works by well-established, experienced and emerging artists to include in our live auctions streamed online in real time.

We welcome consignments of any of the following media:
Paintings, Works on paper, Sculpture, Prints & photography, Assemblage.

Why sell with Adabla? - No consignment fee

  • Advertising on top design, arts and luxury site
  • Quick & simple consignment process
  • The seller retains possession of works until they are sold

To submit your work for auction consideration, simply sign up for a free account and post your listing.

Adabla is a live streaming auction platform hosted by professional auctioneers.