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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.

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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.

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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 BST, Friday 23rd October to enable us process your information prior to the lot closing.

Request an increase

Video Call Valuations & Viewings

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

Teaching a chair to play the violin: the shifting terrain of music lessons and its challenges

The esteemed violin teacher and pedagogue of the 20th century, Ivan Alexander Galamian, was rumoured to be so brilliant that he could make a violinist out of a chair. Boasting a star-studded roster of former pupils including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Kyung-Wha Chung, Galamian’s teaching wizardry was undeniable...

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Our Service

We believe it is impossible to become the leader in any field of business without offering exceptional service.

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Highlight Videos

Watch Previous Sale Highlights

Browse videos showcasing the finest musical instruments consigned to Brompton's sales.

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Auction Results

The most comprehensive list of musical instrument auction results. Browse over 51,000 records from the past 24 years. Collated by Claudio Amighetti.

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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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