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 an item you are interested in is on sale. You can also find out how similar items have sold at previous Bonhams 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
Contact a specialist
Click here to view a list of our specialist departments