How to buy at Auction
Bidding and buying at auction is easy. Abbeys Auctions are open to the general public..
Register online here to obtain a bidding number that is valid for all auctions at Abbeys.
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
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.
Call us to finalise your account – at present all payments are contactless. We accept VISA and Mastercard or direct deposits to our account.
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