There are several ways you can bid in one of our auctions.


You can tell us what is the maximum you want to bid and we’ll bid on your behalf up to the maximum you are willing to pay.

There are several ways you can place this type of bid (often referred to as absentee or proxy bidding). You can place absentee bids by post, by email, by telephone or via the web site.

To place your bids by post, send them to:
Vectis Auctions
Fleck Way
Stockton on Tees
TS17 9JZ
Tel: 01642 750616

To contact us by telephone please call +44 (0) 1642 750616. Offices are open Monday to Friday 9.00am until 5.00pm (UK time). 

Email us at

To bid via the web site you must create an account, to create an account and bid click here.

You can also bid via our partner Invaluable. Absentee bids can be left on the Invaluable website up until 2 hrs prior to the auction commencing.


All Vectis auctions are held in the room and live on-line via and

After you have registered on the vectis web site visit the LIVE AUCTIONS page to view and bid live. Please note, auctions won't be visible until shortly before the auction time.

If you would like to bid live via the telephone please contact us prior to the day of the auction on +44 (0) 1642 750616. On the day of the sale you will need to be available so that we can contact you via the telephone during the live auction. This option is available for ALL LOTS and there is NO CHARGE to you. We will call you several minutes prior to the lot being offered for auction. 

We cannot guarantee that all telephone requests will be honored due to the rising demand for telephone bidding. Although we will try to accommodate every request, we cannot be held responsible for any missed calls due to human or technical errors.


Bidding Increments
We participate in 'live bidding' for all sales. To enable us to do this the following bidding increments will apply


Value Increment
£5 - £50 £5
£50 - £200 £10
£200 - £700 £20
£700 - £1,000 £50
£1,000 - £3,000 £100
£3,000 - £7,000 £200
£7,000 - £10,000 £500
£10,000+ £1000


Any postal, fax, internet or bids that have been telephoned in with odd figures will be rounded up, for example a bid for £56 will be rounded up to £60, or a bid for £222 will be rounded up to £240.

In the event of a 'tied' bid we will always accept the bid we received first.


Please Note: A reserve is set at 60% of bottom estimate for all Lots, if your bid does not meet this level you will need to bid again.