Bidding

There are many different ways of bidding at Trevanion & Dean.

We offer a variety of ways to bid at our auctions, you can experience the auction in person, place absentee bids or bid by telephone.  We also offer online bidding so that you can bid from the comfort of your own armchair

All bids are treated in strictest confidence.

Our buyers commission charge is 20% + VAT if you wish to bid online, you can bid live through our website here for an extra 2% + VAT

Room Bidding

Unfortunately, due to current government regulation, we cannot offer room bidding for our auctions but there are numerous other ways to bid at our auctions below.

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.

You can bid live on our auctions here

You will be charged an additional 2% + VAT for this service.

Absentee Bids

If you are unable to watch the auction live we can bid on your behalf.  

You can complete an absentee bid form over the telephone with a member of our staff or email us with your bids to info@trevanionanddean.co.uk

Potential buyers will be asked to confirm their name, address, telephone number(s), sale date, lot number and brief description of the lot.

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 their name, address, telephone number(s) (including at least one land line), sale date, lot number and brief description of the lot.

There are a limited number of telephone lines available per lot, please book your line early to avoid disappointment.

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.

On the auction day a Trevanion & Dean representative will telephone you from the saleroom. You will be asked to confirm your name and the lot number you are bidding on prior to the lot.

Telephone bidders must be prepared to bid at least the bottom estimate.