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Telephone Bidding

You can make telephone bids at any of our auctions, although you will need to book beforehand.

Telephone bidding is a convenient way to bid for higher value items. It is particularly appropriate if you want to place your own bids on a specific lot when you cannot attend the auction in person or are unable to bid online.

Telephone bids must be booked in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Telephone bids are also often only available for lots greater than a certain minimum value (determined on a sale-by-sale basis).

If you have booked a telephone bid against a specific lot, a member of our saleroom team will call you shortly before the lot is offered for sale from the saleroom.

The experienced member of staff will relay what is happening in the saleroom to you. You will be able to instruct them to continue bidding on your behalf at each stage, until you are either successful or decide not to continue.

Telephone Bids Form

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If you would like to bid at an upcoming auction by telephone, please complete and return this form to us. You may be asked for further proof of identity if you are not known to us.

Forms should be completed and returned to us in good time either in person, by post or fax to:-

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
St Edmund's Court
Okehampton Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 1DU
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (01392) 207007

Please note that Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood take no responsibility for failure to execute telephone bids for any reason.

Sale FS30; Lot: 0177: A sapphire and diamond lozenge-shaped brooch with central cushion-shaped sapphire 10.1mm long x 8.8mm wide x 7.4mm deep, estimated to weigh 5.0ct, claw-set within a surround of rose and eight-cut diamonds, 6gms gross weight.

Sale: FS30 (19 Apr 2016)
Auction Lot: 0177
Estimate: £1,500-£2,500
Realised: £3,900
A sapphire and diamond lozenge-shaped brooch with central cushion-shaped sapphire 10.1mm long x 8.8mm wide x 7.4mm deep, estimated to weigh 5.0ct, claw-set within a surround of rose and eight-cut ...

Sale FS10; Lot: 0600: A 17th century oak refectory table, the four plank cleated top on massive baluster supports.

Sale: FS10 (20 Apr 2011)
Auction Lot: 0600
Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
Realised: £6,200
A 17th century oak refectory table, the four plank cleated top on massive baluster supports.

Sale FS11; Lot: 0473: A Martin Bros salt glazed stoneware 'grotesque' spoon warmer. Signed RW Martin, London & Southall 11-1879.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0473
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000
Realised: £14,500
A Martin Bros salt glazed stoneware 'grotesque' spoon warmer. Signed RW Martin, London & Southall 11-1879.