How to buy

A simple step by step guide on how to buy at auction with Bonhams

Browsing or searching for items

Searching bonhams.com and printed catalogues
Bonhams.com lets you see if the item you are interested in is on sale. You can also find out how similar items have sold in previous auctions. Simply use the search bar on the home page by entering the key words and pressing go. You can refine your search via the 'advanced search' option, which is under the 'auctions' menu. Alternatively, check the relevant section in the printed catalogs to find your item.

Viewing condition reports
You can get detailed condition reports on any item, written by our one of our specialists by clicking 'Request Condition Report' within the lot details, or by emailing or telephoning the department contact named at the top of the online catalog page or at the front of the printed catalog.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
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    Bonhams
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    Work +44 20 7447 7447
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  2. Customer Services & Bids (New York)
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    Work +1 212 644 9001
    FaxFax: +1 212 644 9009
  3. Customer Services & Bids (San Francisco)
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    Work +1 415 861 7500
    FaxFax: +1 415 861 8951
  4. Customer Services & Bids (Los Angeles)
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    Work +1 323 850 7500
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 6090
  5. Customer Services (Australia)
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    Work +61 2 8412 2222
    FaxFax: +61 2 9475 4110
  6. Customer Services (Hong Kong)
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    Work +852 2918 4321
    FaxFax: +852 2918 4320
Contact a specialist
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