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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 FS24; Lot: 0236: Beryl Cook [1926-2008] - Twinkle Toes - signed top left further signed, inscribed and dated November 2005 on the reverse oil on board 37.5 x 13cm.

Sale: FS24 (28 Oct 2014)
Auction Lot: 0236
Estimate: £6,000-£8,000
Realised: £6,400
Beryl Cook [1926-2008] - Twinkle Toes - signed top left further signed, inscribed and dated November 2005 on the reverse oil on board 37.5 x 13cm.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0826: A Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet, applied with beaded mouldings, the four doors inset with fabric panels and divided by moulded uprights, headed by scrolls and on reeded bun feet, 183cm (6ft 0in) wide.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0826
Estimate: £800-£1,200
Realised: £6,800
A Regency rosewood breakfront side cabinet, applied with beaded mouldings, the four doors inset with fabric panels and divided by moulded uprights, headed by scrolls and on reeded bun feet, ...

Sale FS26; Lot: 0176: Patek Philippe. A gentleman's 18ct gold Patek Philippe wristwatch with complications, model 5015J, the circular white enamel dial 29mm diameter with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, power reserve and moon phase dials in a gold case, 36mm diameter with beaded bezel, the back cover opening to reveal a glazed movement numbered 1959393, also inscribed 'Adjusted to heat and cold isochronism twenty nine 29 jewels Patek Philippe Geneva Swiss 240/152', on leather strap with gold buckle and in fitted case.

Sale: FS26 (21 Apr 2015)
Auction Lot: 0176
Estimate: £9,000-£10,000
Realised: £9,000
Patek Philippe. A gentleman's 18ct gold Patek Philippe wristwatch with complications, model 5015J, the circular white enamel dial 29mm diameter with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, power reserve and moon ...