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I am 81yrs old and wanting to avoid dispute between my sons when I die I decided to sell various items of value -18ct gold watch other gold items and various silver pieces. I contacted an Auction house in Glasgow and an auctioneer calleed to value the items. We agreed thre values and I allowed him to take the goods away against a receipt.I now presume the sale to be past but until today no contact. Now I am advised that some items have sold and others have not. I am also notified that unsold items must be removed within 7 days of sale otherwise they will be sold without reserve so that they may be reimbursed for expences,the sale was 3 weeks ago.They hold around £3k of my belongings.I did write when I had not been advised of the outcome of the sale.(29.04.2015) Can you help me to have my property returned. I am on state pension so unable to instruct a solicitor. Kind regards, ***** *****
I was not aware that I had been given them. He listed the items on an a 4 flimsy paper asked me to sign it as being a true list,this I did. He then used the list whilst taking the items to the car. We disagreed at the method of boxing the silver,no seperate wrapping of each piece.
When he was leaving he gave me the list neatly folded.
When I received the Post Sale Note I was unhappy with the changes to the agreed reserve prices. He was not interested in my comments.
I then wrote listing my grievances,a letter requiring a reply, no reply.
Today another Pre Sale List advising that all unsold items must be uplifted within 7 days of the sale. Sale was 3 weeks ago. With no contact how was I to know a) that the sale had been held and b) what wa sold and what not. I am worried tht I will lose my belongings. The watch has not been out of the presentation box. I require urgent advice. Thank you Brian