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 by appointment only.

Statement from Nesbits Auctions Limited regarding COVID-19

(Thursday 8th June 2020)

Dear Nesbits Auction Customers,

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding throughout these difficult and unusual times.

We are happy to announce that we are now open, but with a few changes to our normal operational practises.

We are on hand to answer any enquiries you might have by telephone on our main office number 02392 29 55 68, or alternatively via email using the addresses provided below,


General enquiries –

Valuation enquiries – or

Accounts and Administration enquiries –

Delivery, Collection and Saleroom enquiries –


We will be holding face to face valuations by appointment only, so please contact us to discuss arranging a time. 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.

Our next auction is scheduled for the 11th November 2020. The sale is ONLINE ONLY.  THE SALEROOM WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE DAY.  We have Bargain Hunt in filming so there will be a select number of buyers allowed in by appointment only.  Please contact us for details on registering to bid online.  Alternatively you can leave commission bids, and we are offering limited telephone lines. 

VIEWINGS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. We will be restricting the number of people entering the saleroom so there may be a wait. As per government guidelines we request that you wear a mask.

Please help us by paying for your items via bank transfer prior to collecting your lots.

We thank you again for your support and for taking the time to read this update; We are so pleased to be able to open again and hope that we can work together in order to offer the high level of service our customers require and expect from us, in a way that keeps our staff and importantly you, our valued clients safe.

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


Nesbits Auctions Team



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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