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How to buy

Buying at Bonhams is a friendly, straightforward and transparent experience. Here is our step-by-step guide to assist you.

Interested in selling? Visit our How to sell at Bonhams page.

Introduction to buying at Bonhams

Where to find your local Bonhams and what you can buy

How do I find a Bonhams auction?

You can find all upcoming Bonhams auctions on our website, via our app or in our salerooms

How do I find a specific item?

All items coming up for sale are listed on our website and app, or in our printed catalogues

How do I view an item in person?

Bonhams holds viewing days before every auction. Here's how to visit us

How do I register to bid with Bonhams?

Before you bid on an item, you will need to register for an account

How do I get approved to bid?

Documents required for individual and corporate bidders

What should I expect when bidding with Bonhams?

We offer in-person, online, telephone and absentee bids

What are Bonhams' buyer's premium and other charges?

Buyer's premium and other fees differ depending on the country and auction

What happens after a Bonhams auction?

How to pay, collect your item, shipping and more