Letter from Bid on This Chief Executive Regarding ATG Anti Competitive Case


It’s official! After a long battle – the Auction Houses of the UK are free to advertise as they wish, and offer buyers as low rate as they desire! I started BidonThis 2 years ago realising this market needed the opportunity to be able to offer their buyers a lower internet fee (1.5%), at a… Read more »


June 7, 2017 at 11:48 am

Bid on This champion change for the Auction House Industry


The UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) this week published the preliminary view that ATG Media used its market position to agree the restrictions with a targeted group of its auction house customers as part of a strategy to prevent certain rival Live Online Bidding auction platforms from developing into effective competitors. In November 2016 the… Read more »


June 2, 2017 at 4:07 pm

The Art of Winning


As featured in Calibre Magazine Issue #12 Author: Helen Parker, CEO Bid on This You sit down with your son at a family lunch, and you see their friend clock their Oyster Perpetual Rolex you bought him for his 18th, and you smile to yourself. You organise a dinner at an amazing, little known restaurant… Read more »


April 5, 2017 at 10:40 am

The 5 reasons why I love auctions as a young professional.


Author: Josh Hannon, Sales Manager Published: 28/02/2017 I feel there is something unique and special about the auction industry. The long-standing tradition of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for auction, taking bids, and then selling the item to the winner, is said to have originated as far back as 500… Read more »


February 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Online Auction of Stained Glass Art & Design including TW Camm, The Studio, Smethwick – Part Two.


On 8th February 2017, we’ll be hosting an online auction on behalf of Townsend Auction Galleries based in Norfolk, UK. The sale will include works by Francis Skeat including cartoons featuring Robert Hunt and Pocahontas – Hunt was the chaplain of the expedition that founded the first successful English colony in America, at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. The… Read more »


February 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

Let’s take a moment to celebrate UK Trade and our nation of shopkeepers


Author: Helen Parker, CEO, www.bidonthis.co.uk It’s easy in the current political climate to buy into the picture that we are a nation under threat, from the internally focused Brexit fear and currency rate and trading unknowns to the geo-political uncertainty and almost apocalyptic landscape painted in Trumps inauguration speech that would have us believe that… Read more »


February 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Saleroom Summary – A Round-up of Online Auction Sales This Week!


Here’s a round up of some of this week’s online auction sales through Bid on This. Keep an eye out on our upcoming auctions page and register to join in the bidding online.  


January 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Smiths Newent Auctions highlights


On the 9th of December, Smiths Newent Auctions held their last sale of 2016, putting an end to a year that was quite successful for the auction house. One of the most interesting lots on offer was a letter written by Napoleon that was addressed to his Commodore on the Agamemnon. This attracted some online… Read more »


January 9, 2017 at 10:10 am

Boys and Their Toys: Make Money from the Toy Shop feeling


    As featured in Calibre Magazine Issue 11 – visit www.calibrequarterly.com to subscribe YOU’RE FIVE YEARS old in town with your mother looking through the toy shop window, she bends down, presses a pound coin into your palm and says: “Here’s a treat, why don’t you buy yourself something you really want”. The excitement… Read more »


December 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Sale of late 19th to mid 20th century artwork from the T W Camm Studio of Smethwick UK.


On the 14th December we will be hosting an online auction of 19th to mid 20th century artwork from the T W Camm Studio of Smethwick UK. The studio were world renown designers and manufacturers of stained glass art. They received commissions from as far afield as USA, Canada, India, Italy, & New Zealand. Churches, civic… Read more »


December 8, 2016 at 11:52 am