Buying with McTear's

Buying with McTear's


Bid live online

All McTear's auctions are held live online with live audio and video feeds. Simply register for the auction, login to join the auction and bid live in real time, and experience the atmosphere of the auction. 

The internet bidding surcharge is increasing as of 1 November 2018 for those bidders who register via However bidders who register to bid live via can benefit from a freeze on the surcharge that remains at 3% plus VAT.

In person

Come along to the Auction Galleries, register your details and you're ready to bid. 

Click here for more information about visiting our Glasgow Galleries and to make an appointment.

Leave a bid

If you are unable to bid live online or attend the auction you can place a maximum bid on any lot and we will take care of the bidding from there. We will only bid enough to keep you in the lead and will never go above your maximum bid. Simply register for the auction and place your bids via the online catalogue. 

Bid by telephone

You may arrange to bid by telephone at the auction. Simple email your request, including the lot number(s), your McTear's Client ID (or full contact details if you are a new client), along with the number you wish called on, to Telephone bids are available on lots with a minimum lower estimate of £100.

Tips on bidding

Our specialists are available to offer advice on bidding and on the condition of lots. If you are unable to view in person, request a condition report as not all lots are free from imperfection.

Decide how much you are going to bid and try to stick to that amount; at least don't get too carried away!

Buyer's premium of 24% plus vat thereon applies to purchases. 

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