Forum Auctions

Forum Auctions

Forum Auctions is London's specialist auction house for Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts, 20th Century Literature, Modern & Contemporary Art and Editions, Old Master Prints and Drawings, Photographs and other Works on Paper. Forum Auctions been established to address the needs of international collectors in all Works on Paper categories and further benefits from premises in New York and Italy. Fielding an exceptional senior team of experienced specialists, we aim to provide both vendors and buyers with a 21st century auction service, combining all the advantages presented by today's internet technology together with those attributes of the traditional auction experience that simply cannot be replicated online. Our calendar of signature sales will continue to be presented in comprehensively illustrated and researched catalogues and be physically auctioned alongside out user-friendly internet and phone bidding facilities. Additionally, and in recognition of changes in the market over recent years, we will also be offering a revolving series of curated online auction events, though in all cases making the material conveniently available for pre-sale viewing.

Bidder Reviews for Forum Auctions (34)

4.4 out of 5.0 Stars

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Kingsford, MI

Apr 23, 2022
Responsive to questions
Forum has been quick to answer questions and e-mails. Their payment and shipping process is very efficient
Joyce (James) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, first English edition, 1917.

Bainbridge Island, WA

Oct 21, 2021
Great experience
I'm so grateful for the volume I bid on and received through Forum. Professional service, answered all my questions and it took less than a week for them to ship it from the UK to the US! Thank you!
Marrow controversy.- Fisher (Edward) The Marrow of

Kenneth J
Carlisle, MA

Oct 13, 2021
Forum is a first-class auction house
Excellent experience with forum Auctions
Birds.- Smythies (Bertram E.) Birds of Burma, first

Yarker, Canada

May 22, 2020
Easy and seamless process from start to finish
I would like to say that I had a great experience. I had no issues with the process of winning by lot, and afterwards the emails that were sent provided all the information I required to pay for my item. Having the items shipped to my address was also very seamless as I was helped out by being provided in house shipping quotes (which I used) as well as links to other courier services if I wanted to arrange shipping myself. I look forward to bidding on more items.


Apr 20, 2017
I haven't actually had my piece shipped yet so rating that part of my experience was premature, however every other aspect has been great so I'm very pleased thus far.


Feb 15, 2017
Premium was excessive (including online additional premium). Shipping (arranged through 3rd party MBE) disproportionately expensive for small, inexpensive, non-fragile item.


Aug 02, 2016
The payment for shipping, even if not depending by the auction house, was made by phone in a very unsafe way (just reading all credit card data....). Also getting information fromthe auction house about shipping was a bit complicated (this was for me the first time with Forum Auctions). A part from those aspects, the item i bought was perfectly corrsponding to what expected following the information read on the auction website.

Brooklyn, NY

Jun 15, 2021
Good Buying Experience/Bad Communication
I’m very happy to have won the lot and the bidding process, payment and shipping were all excellent. However, this lot has gone unsold in a previous auction and I contacted the auction house multiple times in December to see if I could purchase the work privately. My calls and emails frequently went unreturned and, when the lot was re-entered into a new auction, no one at Forum even had the insight to contact me to let me know so that I could bid. Seems like a disadvantage to both the buyer and seller (and bad business for the house). I’m thrilled to have won the piece and the rest of the process was terrific, but Forum, your team needs more responsive communication-extremely poor in that department.
Philip Guston (1913-1980)  Tony and Pete

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