Buying at Auction

How to buy at Auction

Bidding and buying at auction is easy. Abbeys Auctions are open to the general public. Watch our video for more information, or read through the checklist below.


  • Register

    Register online here to obtain a bidding number that is valid for all auctions at Abbeys.

  • View

    All lots are sold “as is” without warranty so it’s important that you inspect goods before bidding. Additional photos for detail are shown for each lot online. If you need more info just call us for a condition report or FaceTime video viewing whilst the catalogue is live (available for about 10 days prior to auction).  In-room viewing times.

  • Plan your bidding

    As with any Public Auction, the actual price on the day will be determined by the bidders in the room so it often is helpful to have a plan of how much you are willing to pay before bidding.   A Buyers Premium is added to your bid after the hammer falls, so be sure to factor that into your biding plan

  • Bid

    There are several ways to bid;
    online: place your maximum bids in advance or bid live – our bidding system works on mobile phones, computers and tablets
    absentee: leave a written bid maximum by email or phone
    phone: book a phone bid and we’ll call you just prior to your lot – call 03 98982118
    in person: enjoy the excitement at our rooms (not available during COVID-19 restrictions)
    Note: In person bidding is not currently available. If you are unsure about how to bid our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.

  • Pay

    Call us to finalise your account – at present all payments are contactless. We accept VISA and Mastercard or direct deposits to our account.

  • Collect

    Arrange collection of your purchases within two business days of the auction. Contactless collection by appointment (Click and collect).

    Or have your purchases delivered to your door. Delivery information


See our Terms & Conditions Page

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