Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Rum at Auction

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How to sell rum at an online auction

If you are interested in selling rum online, we are always ready to accept entries for our upcoming rum auctions. We provide free expert rum valuations and complimentary bottle collections across the UK and E.U.  

If you have a bottle of rum that you would like to sell or have valued, please follow the directions below or feel free to contact us directly. 

View our Upcoming Auction Dates



Registering an account will give you lifetime access to buy and sell in our regular monthly and exclusive auctions. 



If you would like a free valuation for your bottles, please request an estimate and one of our rum experts will get back in touch with you. 



We take the hassle out of choosing the best way for you to get your bottles to us. Our expert Client Service Team is ready to advise, and all they need is a few simple details.  

Please visit our Sell Your Bottles page for more information. Ready to sell? You must complete our form on this page to submit your bottles for sale. 

When packing your bottles for delivery or collection, please include a completed copy of our Sender Form.



Once we have received your bottle(s ) we will confirm the quality and condition of the items and if acceptable they can then be listed in an upcoming auction (find upcoming auction dates here). You can also confirm if you would like a reserve price (min. £150) applied at this stage. We will take professional photographs, create accurate and clear lot descriptions and begin work on promoting your bottles to our global audience of rum enthusiasts.



If your item has successfully sold, payment is made to the seller within 21 business days (full information can be found in our terms and conditions). 

If you place a reserve on a lot and it does not sell, we can either list it in a subsequent auction (subject to fees) or arrange for delivery back to yourself (subject to delivery charge).  


How much is my rum worth?

The value of a bottle of rum is constantly fluctuating according to supply and demand. Rum Auctioneer can provide a valuation according to the latest market trends. If you would like a free, no-obligation valuation, please visit our Free Auction Estimate page.

I have a large collection to sell - can Rum Auctioneer help me?

Yes. Rum Auctioneer can offer sellers a full range of services when it comes to larger private collections. The time and effort required to build such a collection shows commitment, care and enthusiasm and as rum enthusiasts ourselves, we understand this and use our extensive experience in order to treat collectors prized possessions with the respect, esteem and attention they deserve. We work hand in hand with private collectors to make the process of using our services as seamless and straightforward as possible.

If you are interested in finding out more about our services, please get in touch with our Customer Service team.

How many items can I submit to sell?

You can submit as many bottles as you like! 

Are there any items you don't accept?

Due to various reasons we don't accept the following items:

  • Cream liqueurs
  • Home-made merchandise
  • Items which could contain risk to our customers, for example liqueur chocolates
  • All unofficial miniature re-bottlings, with the exception of Perfect Measure and Drinks by the Dram.

Rum Auctioneer reserves he right to accept or reject any bottles at their own discretion.

What fees are involved for selling rum?

All of the information that you need about the fees involved for selling can be found on our dedicated Seller's Fees and Payment Terms page.