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 open Monday – Friday 9.00-5.30pm

Statement from Nesbits Auctions Limited regarding COVID-19

(Monday 23rd March 2020)

The health and safety of not only our staff but also our customers and wider general public is of paramount importance to us at Nesbits Auctioneers.  With this in mind we have decided to temporarily reduce our operation to a skeleton staff until further notice.   Nesbits Auctioneers will still be contactable, via email and telephone, and open for general enquiries during normal office hours with deliveries and collection possible by prior agreement.  There will be no public face-to-face valuations days at our 7 Clarendon Road, Southsea Saleroom until further notice.   

As the situation is rapidly changing we have decided to postpone our April 8th Auction, however, at the time of writing, we intend to hold our auction of Militaria & Maritime, and general antiques and collectables on 20th May 2020.  We are looking into the possibility of running some online timed auctions before then TBC.

For General Nesbits Auctioneers Enquiries call 02392 295568

For General valuation enquiries call John Cameron on 07841 288080 or email

For General Enquiries email Daniel Tricker at

For Account Enquiries email Kathy Roberts at

And for delivery and collection enquiries email Bradley Barnes at


Best wishes from all of us at Nesbits Auctioneers 


Rowans Silver Jubilee Appeal

Rowans Hospice chief executive Ruth White with David Nesbit (right) and John Cameron from Nesbits

To date we have raised over £8,500 for the Rowans Hospice Silver Jubilee Appeal thanks to the overwhelming response and generosity from the public.  We are still accepting donations for future sales.  Pop in to us with any unwanted silver, silver-plate, gold & collectables.

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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.

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