Dee Atkinson and Harrison auctioneer Graham Paddison’s invaluable bidding guide to buying at auction

The staff at Dee Atkinson and Harrison's saleroom

The staff at Dee Atkinson and Harrison's saleroom

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Many people are nervous about buying at auction and there are lots of myths about the saleroom. In fact, if you do your homework and observe a few common sense rules then bidding is not only very simple but can also be great fun.

Auctions are almost invariably exciting and interesting happenings with lashings of drama and tension even hopefully a few dashings of comedy, thrown together to produce a heady mix with an enduring appeal.

Many people are a little apprehensive about mixing it in the saleroom and there are probably few novice bidders who do not have at least a few butterflies as “their” lots come up for the first few times.


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