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.
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 currently closed to members of the public.
Statement from Nesbits Auctions Limited regarding COVID-19
(Thursday 26th November)
Dear Nesbits Auction Customers,
We would like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding throughout these difficult and unusual times.
We decided to postpone our November sale and merge it with our December 16th sale so it will now be maritime, militaria, jewellery, fine wines & spirits as well as general antiques and collectables. We are still doing valuations via email and socially distanced collections.
Our catalogue is live online and we will be adding further lots up until Friday 4th December.
Our Christmas Opening Times: Closed 24th, 25th & 31st December and 1st January 2021. Open for collections Saturday 19th December by appointment only.
We are on hand to answer any other enquiries you might have by email using the addresses provided below,
General enquiries – email@example.com
Accounts and Administration enquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.nesbitsauctions.co.uk 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 bank transfer 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
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.