Nesbits - Fina Art and Antiques Auctions

Auctioneers & Appraisers

023 9229 5568
Established 1921

Bidding in Person

Bidding in person is the most common way of bidding at auction. Firstly you will need to register your details with us prior to the sale and obtain a bidding number. Raise your number when you wish to bid and wait for the auctioneer to acknowledge you. If anyone else wishes to acquire the same lot, they will bid against you by the same means. The auctioneer will continue taking ever-increasing bids from each interested party until all but one person drops out.

The final bidder is the successful buyer and the auctioneer indicates that the lot is sold by knocking down his gavel on the rostrum and declaring the hammer price. Please note the buyer pays an additional percentage to the final hammer price. (Buyers Premium 19% plus VAT).  Items must be paid for and cleared by the Friday after the sale.  For more information about paying for your item, please read our guide: How to Pay for successful bids

Please note you can also bid using absentee or commision bids, telephone bids or online bids or find out more in our buying guide if you require any further information please do give us a call