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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.

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, Monday 1st November to enable us process your information prior to the lot closing.

Request an increase

Information for visitors to Brompton’s Auctioneers

We have put together useful information for those visiting Brompton's for viewing appointments, including advice for travellers arriving in England from outside the UK.

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Dates for your Diary

Video Call Viewings & Valuations

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

How to arrange a call

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

Safe & Secure Collection Service

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

Contact us to arrange a pickup
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Request a Valuation

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

Submit a valuation