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Commission Bids

You can place a commission bid (sometimes known as an absentee bid) against any lot in any of our sales.

You will need to complete a Commission Bid Form that authorises us to act as your representative in the sale to secure the lots you indicate for the lowest possible price up to the maximum value you stipulate in each case.

The maximum amount you are willing to bid against each lot should be the hammer price. Remember that the buyer's premium and any applicable VAT will be additional to this value.

If we receive more than one commission bid for a lot for the same value then we will accept the bid that we received first.

Commission Bids Form

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If you would like to make a commission bid at an upcoming auction, 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 scanned and sent via email to:-

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
St Edmund's Court
Okehampton Street
United Kingdom