A simple step by step guide on how to buy at auction with Bonhams
At Bonhams, we want to make buying and selling valuable items at auction as transparent, friendly and straightforward as possible.
You can find out about future Bonhams auctions both online and offline
Searching bonhams.com and printed catalogs, and viewing condition reports
Visiting the saleroom and viewing days
Before you can bid on an item you need to register with Bonhams.
Once you complete registration, you are ready to bid. During the auction itself you can do this in a number of ways.
You will need to pay charges and commission when you buy. Please refer to the relevant department for further information.
The process that follows the end of each auction is designed to be fast and efficient.