Nesbits - Fina Art and Antiques Auctions

Auctioneers & Appraisers

023 9229 5568
Established 1921

About Nesbits Auctions

Nesbits auctions was founded by entrepreneur David Nesbit and is currently run by his grandson, David Nesbit, and Auctioneer and Valuer John Cameron.  Our saleroom was constructed in 1920 and has been in continuous use as an auction house since 1921.  It is conveniently located in central Southsea and can be accessed via Clarendon Road or Stanley Street.  We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a traditional and personal service tailored to meet the expected standards of a fast-paced modern world.

We have 10 auctions per year including specialist auctions.  Our fully-catalogued auctions are advertised and broadcast live on and, the world’s leading auction partner, to ensure our client’s goods are always sold in a truly global marketplace.

Nesbits are qualified members of regulatory bodies the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA).



John Cameron Managing Director, Auctioneer & Antiques and Fine Art Specialist

David Nesbit – Director

Daniel Tricker – Saleroom Manager, Auctioneer & Watch and Silver Specialist

Kathy Roberts – Accounts & Administration Manager and Collectables and Ceramics Specialist

Glenn Carter – Saleroom Assistant

                  Mark Wingham – Postcards & Coin Specialist

                           Jordan & Toni – Saleroom & Accounts Assistants



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)
‘I’ve always had a pleasant experience bringing my Antique’s to Nesbits Auctions. John Cameron very experienced in his knowledge of Antiques and 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)

Just a few words to thank James for helping Kayleigh today to collect the two lots. She was delighted by your kindness in carrying the piece to her car, as there was bad  traffic problems in the area today.  Thank you for your wonderful assistance on the phone, the chap was really helpful and it was a great pleasure to buy from your fine auction house. I am delighted with the magnificent unique games tantalus set, which is quite superb in every respect.