Auction & Valuation Information

Ways to Bid


There are four ways you can bid at our auctions; in person, proxy bid, telephone bid, or internet bidding.

In Person

If you can attend the auction room on the day, you are able to bid in person.

You will need to register before the auction starts in order that you can obtain a unique bidding number. You can do this either in the Saleroom or in the Accounts office.

By Proxy Bid

If you cannot attend the auction, you can choose to bid by proxy.

To organise a proxy bid, you need to complete the Absentee Bidding form by clicking on the link below or filling in a form that you can obtain from a member of staff prior to the auction. This authorises the auctioneer to act for you and bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount.

Complete Absentee Bidding Form

Bidding is still made incrementally as the auction progresses, and the auctioneer will not automatically offer your maximum amount.

If you authorise a maximum bid of £100, and in the auction room you have the final bid at £90, as long as this is above the reserve price, you will have won the item below your maximum amount.

Telephone Bid

For some auctions, on lots of over £400 bottom estimate or by agreement with the auctioneer, if you are unable to attend in person, but are available during the time of the auction, you can choose to bid by telephone.

To organise a telephone bid, you will need to complete a Telephone Bid Form and ensure you are contactable during the duration of the auction.


A member of the team will call you before the lot you are interested in comes up, they will repeat the auctioneer's words to you and you will tell the team member how much you wish to bid.

We advise leaving a covering bid in case of problems with the telephone network

Bidding Online

Dee Atkinson & Harrison uses the-saleroom.com as its Buy Live Online service.

the-saleroom.com was created by ATG Media and is now Europe ’s leading portal for art and antiques auctions. In 2010, the site hosted 3,162 catalogues and 1,208 live auctions selling £20m online.

NOTE: www.the-saleroom.com charge a premium of 3% plus VAT for their service

Visit our DAH page on www.the-saleroom.com