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Information for Vendors

Valuations and Sale Management

Cato Crane Auctioneers has developed an expertise in efficient valuation, sale management and dispersal of antique and decorative furnishings for clients throughout the United Kingdom.

If you have item(s) for sale, please do not hesitate to visit the saleroom for a FREE verbal valuation. Our opening hours for items being valued are Monday-Friday from 10am – 12pm or from 2pm – 4pm in our main saleroom at 6 Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L8 5RF but please call our office on 0151 709 5559 ahead of your visit to ensure a valuer will be available to meet with you.

Cato Crane’s 365 days a year, 24 hour ‘Antiques Advice Line’ is also a FREE service that may be accessed by telephone (07836 209 995)

Initial valuations can be made from clear photographs sent to info@catocrane.co.uk or by filling in the Online Enquiry Form.

We also service valuations for Probate, Insurance purposes, Family disputes etc. Please call us on 0151 709 5559 for more information on these services

Cato Crane Comes to You

Cato Crane’s valuers enjoy meeting clients in all areas of the country to appraise, prepare valuations and to arrange, when required, the removal and sale of their goods.

This work is undertaken at an acceptable cost to the client and fees are agreed prior to the visit. It may not be as expensive as you expected!  Often there is no fee at all.

Consignments of goods, on behalf of estate executors and private vendors, may be removed for auction where international buyers, interior designers and experienced collectors compete for desirable objects

Specialist Expertise

Cato Crane is regularly instructed to act on behalf of dioceses throughout the UK, to advise on the valuation of objects which may include stained glass, church pews, panelling, vestments, chandeliers, and church silver and plate, together with antique furniture.

Specialist Advice

Certain objects may benefit from exposure in the London or other specialist markets. Cato Crane can facilitate and advise regarding London Auction Houses and is willing to do so as appropriate.

Internet Auctions / Sale Advertisement

Antique and Fine Arts auctions are supported through internet live bidding, ensuring maximum exposure and bidding facilities to a worldwide market. We use specialist websites including www.the-saleroom.com and www.invaluable.com

Contact Cato Crane

Cato Crane would be delighted to receive enquiries and a telephone call or an e-mail to John Crane or his colleagues will also be welcomed. Initial advice using these media will be freely and promptly given.


Cato Crane Auctioneers DOES look forward to meeting you. Whether you arrive by Bentley, Bicycle or Bus, all visitors to the auction rooms receive the same level of service.

For more information please call 0151 709 5559 to speak to a member of our team

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