Buying by Private Treaty

Our specialist departments are often engaged by buyers looking to acquire items ‘off market’. Our database of past valuations and the knowledge that our experts have of extensive collections in most collecting fields allows buyers to be matched with sellers without an item having to be sold by auction.

The reasons for a buyer wanting to acquire an item privately ranges from the very straightforward desire to make an immediate purchase at a known to price, to the desire for an object to change ownership without the public record that a sale at auction inevitably creates. There are of course a myriad of other factors that may favour a private purchase against one at auction and we are accustomed to dicussing and exploring any such needs with absolute discretion.