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How to Bid Online

Learn how to register, how to place your first bid and how to increase your bid limit. We'll guide you through each step of the bidding process.

Read our step-by-step guide

Register to Bid

To place a bid, you’ll first need to register using our simple and secure registration form. New bidders are given a £5,000 bid limit, which can be increased on request.

Click here to register

First to Reserve

Reduce your buyer's premium! Be the first to reach the reserve price and we'll reduce your buyer's premium from 20% to 18% if you win.

How it works

Increase Your Bid Limit

To increase your bid limit please submit your request before 10am GMT, Thursday 21st January to enable us process your information prior to the lot closing.

Request an increase

Video Call Viewings & Valuations

Adjusting to a new way of life in this global pandemic, our experts are now offering complimentary instrument valuations and viewings via live video feed.

How to arrange a call

Dates for your Diary

Securely Send Your Instrument

Consign your instrument by post by sending it to either Brompton's London office, or our safe and secure PO Box in the south of England.

How to send your instrument
Brompton's Pickup Service

Safe and Secure Pickup Service

Sell your instrument safely and securely with our instrument collection service, available across the UK.

Contact us to arrange a pickup
Peter Horner

Request a Valuation

Discover the value of your violin, viola, cello, or bow from Brompton's world-renowned experts.

Submit a valuation

Fine and Rare Musical Instrument Auctions

Brompton's is the leading auction house for the sale of fine musical instruments in Europe and the UK. We offer an unrivalled auction service to the professional or amateur musician interested in trying and buying some of our beautiful instruments. The same level of professionalism and care is provided for our sellers, and their instruments are given access to our thriving international market.

Set within the magnificent neoclassical building of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Brompton’s offers a superb and centrally located position in Mayfair.

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