Bid in Person: Attend an auction in person to make bids on lots. Register at the Thomas Watson office in advance of the auction that you wish to attend.
Absentee/Commission Bidding: Submit a commission bid in advance through a bidding form or use the online bidding system. Your bid will be executed on your behalf as cheaply as possible bearing in mind any reserve price and other bids. Commission bids will be rounded down to suit bidding increments, with the minimum increment being £10. New bidders leaving commission bids via our website will be contacted via telephone to complete their first time registration.
Telephone Bidding: This facility is only available by prior arrangement with the Auctioneers. The Auctioneers cannot accept responsibility for any neglect or default in executing or failing to execute telephone bids. This service is only available for lots with a low estimate of £200 or over.
Live Internet Bidding: We have our own online bidding facility (please click on the link at the top of the home page titled LIVE BIDDING, this service carries a surcharge of 3% of the hammer price (plus VAT) (in addition to the regular buyer's premium). Thomas Watson also partner with www.the-saleroom.com to provide another online auction service. (please click on the saleroom link above to register with them). A charge of 4.95% percent of the hammer price (plus VAT) (in addition to the regular buyer's premium) is made for using www.the-saleroom.com service. We also partner with Easy Live Auctions www.easyliveauction.com to provide another online auction service, please see their website for details of the extra charges on top of our hammer price.