H&H looks to revamp its auctions


Auction house H&H has announced a raft of changes to the way that it runs its events. Its expanded calendar will now be divided into three types of sale.

Specialist sales will be held at what H&H is describing as "prestigious" venues, be preceded by evening receptions, and feature a vendor's commission of 6%.

General sales will take place at a range of accessible locations and comprise a broad selection of vehicles. These will have 0% vendor's commission, as will the third category, which will be known as open sales – H&H has yet to release details of what format these will take.

Whichever sale is chosen, each vendor will be allocated an account manager, who will oversee their entry throughout. The manager will follow a 25-point checklist, structured to: "Ensure maximum client satisfaction and ensure a consistent level of excellent service."

In what H&H claims is an industry first, settlement terms are being reduced from eight working days to three.

The auction house's enlarged 11-sale calendar features the 'Excellence In Engineering' event, held in association with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club. Entries already confirmed include the 1922 Silver Ghost Cabriolet de Ville pictured above.

For more details of upcoming sales, click here.

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