There are different ways of bidding at Trevanion and Dean, all bids are treated in strictest confidence.
Room Bidding – Why not enjoy the thrill and excitement of bidding in person? It’s easy and simple. Register with reception and receive a bidder number. When the lot you are interested in is offered, signal to the auctioneer that you wish to bid by using your bidder number. If you are successful the auctioneer will bring the gavel down and read out your bidder number.
Absentee Bids – If you are unable to attend the auction in person we can bid on your behalf. You can complete an absentee bid form and hand it to a member of staff at the auction house or email us with your bids to email@example.com. Absentee bid forms are available at the sale room, the amount that you enter on the absentee bid form should be your maximum bid, remember, you may end up paying less than your limit, depending upon other bidders.
Telephone Bids – If you wish to telephone bid, either email or telephone us to reserve a telephone line for you. Potential buyers will be asked to confirm your name, address, telephone number(s) (including at least one land line), sale date, lot number and brief description of your lot via email, please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the auction day a Trevanion & Dean representative will telephone you from the sale room.
Telephone bids CAN NOT be booked on the morning of the auction, requests for telephone bids are accepted until 5pm the day before the auction. There are a limited number of telephone lines available per lot, please book your line early to avoid disappointment. Bidders must be prepared to bid at least the low estimate. Telephone bids are not available for lots estimated £50 or under. In this instance, if you cannot attend the auction in person, please leave an absentee bid or bid online.
Bid Live Online - You may prefer to bid live online at one of our auctions. It’s easy to register online and you can watch the auction and place bids wherever you are in the world.
We have two platforms for our live, online auctions:
the-saleroom.com – www.the-saleroom.com
the-saleroom.com will charge you an additional 3% plus VAT for this service.
UK Auctioneers – www.ukauctioneers.com
UK Auctioneers will charge you an additional £3.95 for this service.