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How to Bid


Buying with Flints

Before bidding, you must register with us. Registration is a straightforward process where you will be asked to provide:

  • A completed registration form, available on the day of sale or available for download here
  • Personal ID (i.e. driving license, current utility bill or bank statement)
  • Credit or debit card details

Once registered, we will allocate you a permanent buyer number to make buying with us again even more straightforward.


Buyers Premium

Our buyers premium is 24% + VAT (28.8% inclusive). Please note that some online bidding platforms will incur an additional charge.


Room Bidding

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, we are suspending public attendance on sale days so there will be no bidding from the saleroom floor. All sales will be held using our live-online model until further notice.

As soon as we can return to normal our Fine sales will be held in the traditional format, enabling you to join us on the sale day to view, bid and take your purchase away the same day.


On-Line Bidding

Flints Live offers online bidding with no additional charges.

You may also bid live via three other platforms:

To bid online via one of the above platforms, register in advance and bid live on the sale day. Please note that if you bid through the three above platforms, you will be charged an additional 5% + VAT (6% inclusive) on top of our buyer's premium.


Commission Bidding

Commission bids may be left with us up until 9am the morning of the sale, and we will undertake to buy on your behalf for the lowest possible price, taking into account any reserves and competing bidders.


Telephone Bidding

It is possible to bid via telephone on higher value lots; however, due to limited telephone lines, we issue these on a first-come, first-served basis. When reserving a telephone line, we always ask for a back-up bid which will only come into effect if we cannot reach you, or get disconnected and are unable to reconnect.


Terms & Conditions

For a full list of our terms and conditions, please click here



Payment & Shipping

We are proud to offer a professional in-house packing & shipping service for all items, regardless of size or weight. Our experienced team understand the fragile nature of your items and take great care in packing every one.


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