Nesbits - Fina Art and Antiques Auctions

Auctioneers & Appraisers

023 9229 5568
Established 1921
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Welcome to Nesbits
Fine Art & Antique Auctions

Portsmouth born Managing Director and Auctioneer John Cameron, known for his regular appearances on the popular BBC1 antiques shows “Bargain Hunt,” “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” and “Cash In The Attic” is a qualified member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA).  With over 30 years experience in the world of fine art and antiques John is also a Bachelor of Arts graduate in Fine Art Valuation.  John Cameron

As the south coast’s longest established auction house we have been offering regular fine art and antique auctions for over 50 years.

For large single-owner collections, we are able to offer bespoke specialist auctions with accompanying tailored promotion.

We believe that fine art and antiques should be marketed and sold in a truly global marketplace and, more importantly, that the best possible price is realised for our clients. We work on a commission basis so it is in our interest to achieve the highest price possible. Whether specialist or general auctions all our sales have a fully illustrated online catalogue across two online platforms as well as advertisements through more traditional formats such as the Antiques Trade Gazette, collectors magazines and local newspapers.

Visit us at our conveniently-located saleroom, situated in the heart of Southsea’s main shopping centre where our friendly and experienced staff will be able to assist you with all enquiries.

We are currently closed to members of the public.


Statement from Nesbits Auctions Limited regarding COVID-19

(Wednesday 30th March 21)

Dear Nesbits Auction Customers,

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding throughout these difficult and unusual times.   We look forward to welcoming you back in our Saleroom when safe to do so. Viewing days Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th April (TBC), Please contact before travelling.  Auction Day Wednesday 14th April.


****We are open for pre-booked collections only.  Access is via the rear entrance in Stanley Street.****


We are on hand to answer any other enquiries you might have by email using the addresses provided below,


General enquiries –

Valuation enquiries – or

Accounts and Administration enquiries –


We will not be holding face to face valuations. In the first instance we suggest contacting us by email, telephone or using the contact form available on our website to register your interest and to provide us with information of the items you are looking to sell.

Please help us by paying for your items via the link on your invoice prior to collecting your lots.

We thank you again for your support and for taking the time to read this update.  

We look forward to hearing from you soon, stay safe and best wishes,

Nesbits Auctions Team

Below are some of our Customer Reviews:

‘A Fabulous welcome every time The Highlight of my month’ (N.Thompson)

 ‘Great Auction house’ (K.Costin)

‘Purchased a Sword at Nesbit’s online Auction needed it delivered to Scotland, The staff couldn’t have been more helpful, Many Thanks’ (T.Purvey)

‘Always a joy to deal with this team, found them both knowledgeable, honest and helpful'(R.Ionascu)

‘best local auction they have supplied my shop with absolute stunning items good friendly knowledgeable staff ‘(D.Evans)
‘IV always had a pleasant experience bringing my Antique’s to Nesbits Auctions John Cameron very experienced in his knowledge Antiques also knows how to display your valuables and it’s very safe place you don’t need to worry if you trusting with your items when displayed to be Auctioned as very honest reliable company’ (D.Reynolds)

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News & Recent Sales

Recent Sales

Sales of Oriental items continue to prove to be popular and this month is no different.  This incense burner sold for £2,400 plus buyers premium.

Some Auction News

We are pleased to welcome Mark Wingham to our team who will be our resident postcard and coin expert. Mark was from May 2015 to […]

Latest Auction Results

Sale Results 07.11.18 Click the above link to view a pdf of our latest sale results. An album of approximately 107 early 20th century real […]