Live Webcast Auctions

Bid and buy in our live streaming auctions wherever you are with AJ Live online bidding. Registering takes just a few moments so your auction’s just a few clicks away. You’ll be able to see the lots as they’re offered and there’s a real auctioneer. In fact, it’s just like being in the saleroom.


Bid online with Arthur Johnson & Sons

Let us bring the thrill of bidding live in our auctions to you with AJ Live. Our online bidding feature is secure, simple and right here on our website. So even if you’re not here at our Nottingham Auction Centre, you’ll still be able to snap up the things you love.

What's more - and unlike automated online auction sites - you’ll be in the care of a professional auctioneer, meaning that you can bid with complete peace of mind.

All of our salerooms now feature live webcast auctions with our standard rate of just 2.75% internet surcharge plus the usual buyer's premium.

We can post most smaller items to you after you win, and for a minimal charge we offer complete in-house packing together with Royal Mail Special Delivery. For example, 10 minutes packing costs just £7 plus VAT. If the item you have purchased fits in a jiffy bag, the charge is just £6.00 plus VAT for packaging plus the postage. 

Registering for an online bidding number is easy - just click our AJ Live link and you’ll be registered in moments.

Sign up today, and whether you’re shopping for antique or mid-century furniture, art, vintage items, jewellery, collectables or clocks - you’ll never have to miss out again.

Please note: If you're an existing customer, you'll need to create a new password to access your account and take advantage of our new bidding features. Simply click here (or on the 'forgotten password' link on the login page) and follow the instructions.

To bid live on auction day, just select the catalogue for the room you wish to bid in from the drop-down menu on the homepage. Then, on the the catalogue page, you'll see a blue button saying 'Register to Bid', click the button to register then return once more to the catalogue page where the same button will now say 'Bid Live'. Click the button again and a new window will open where you'll be able to see the sale taking place and bid live. 

Pre-sale condition reports can also be requested by emailing us at [email protected].

Our Saleroom 1 and 2 sales are also available for live webcast bidding at (online bidding charge 4.95% plus vat), while all are sales are also available for bidding at


Sell to a global market - the easy way

From a Tiffany diamond ring to a G Plan teak table, or a Rolex watch to a Chesterfield sofa, Arthur Johnson’s online auctions ensure that you’ll get the best price for your item. We’ll present it to the right customers, in the right place, at the right time.

Every auction day, our salerooms are joined by bidders from every corner of the globe with our AJ Live webcast auctions as well as and 

Arthur Johnson & Sons Auctioneers make selling quick, efficient and hassle-free. Simply get your items to us, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our experienced auctioneers will value and describe your goods, take professional images and upload the lot to our online catalogue ready for thousands of prospective bidders to see.

We also keep our packaging charges to an absolute minimum. For example, 10 minutes packing will be charged to the purchaser at just £7 plus VAT to include labour, materials and delivery to the post office. If the item you have purchased can be sent in a jiffy bag, the charge will be just £6.00 plus VAT for packaging. Postage is, of course, extra.

If you would like further details about this service please speak to one of our office team.