Nesbits

Established in 1921 by Douglas Nesbit, Portsmouth auctioneers Nesbits hold regular sales of antiques and collectables from their saleroom in Southsea. Their sales include items such as furniture, silver, jewellery, fine art, militaria, books, clocks, ceramics and glass.

The firm also offer residential services and hold property auctions. 


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When The Beatles soldiered on regardless

03 June 2019

As part of their first world tour, The Beatles played the Princess Theatre in Hong Kong twice in June 1964.

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Seats you sir: 20th century furniture design classics

26 June 2017

Two pieces of seating furniture which no early 20th century wealthy middle-class home would have lacked went comfortably over estimates at sales from Hampshire to Yorkshire in May.

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Daubigny goes with the flow

05 June 2017

A Charles-Francois Daubigny (1817-78) painting that had been in the same private collection since 1963 topped Nesbits’ (19% buyer’s premium) sale in Portsmouth on May 17.

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Church’s table turns out to be a blessing in disguise

01 September 2014

This George III neoclassical style mahogany serving table was entered for sale at Nesbits in Southsea from a church in Portsea to raise funds for repairs. It is thought the table was given to them to replace the altar table destroyed by bomb damage.

When Pompey and Wolves knew better days...

13 February 2004

Portsmouth are just hanging on in the Premiership at present, but they too have had their glory days, and in a December 10 sale held by Nesbits of neighbouring Southsea, this programme (right) for the last pre-war FA Cup Final of 1939, in which they beat Wolves 4-1, was sold for £400 (a ticket for that game made £135) and another for the 1934 final, in which they had been beaten 2-1 by Manchester City, was bid to £450.

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