Golden Moor Otters Charity Auction

by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

02 Oct 2021 14:00 BST Live Webcast Auction

Important Information

The Moor Otters Auction is raising money for Dartmoor National Park to continue ‘Conserving Landscapes, Changing Lives’. The following collection of 25 Otters will be available to view on the Arts Trail until mid-September see for more information.

The 25 Golden Otters have been pre-selected to take their online bids to a live auction on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood, Okehampton St, Exeter. You can continue to bid on these otters through,  or in person in the room or on a pre-booked telephone call.


Note    There will be no additional buyers premium or internet charges for this charity auction.

Terms & Conditions

Auction Bidding

Guests attending the auction will be asked to complete the official registration form in advance of the auction commencing. Additional registration forms will be available at the registration desk on the day of the auction.

Absentee & Telephone Bidding

To book a telephone line or leave an absentee bid please telephone Rachel Littlewood or Sue Tharby on 01392 413100 or email or by post to Rachel Littlewood, Bearnes Hampton  & Littlewood, St. Edmund’s Court, Okehampton Street, Exeter, EX4 1DU – Please note all absentee bids must be received by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood by 6pm on Friday 1st October and all telephone bids must be booked by this time. Please indicate that you wish to bid on the Moor Otter auction when telephoning, emailing or writing.


The Moor Otters must be paid for on the day of the auction. Cheques and all major credit cards are accepted. Please provide a form of photo id in the same name as that appearing on your credit card.

Buying at auction

 This section is designed to give you useful information on how to buy at auction. It is important that you read the following information carefully.


Condition of lots

Prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect the property at the advance preview – Any questions please contact the Moor Otter Project Manager on 0749 192 5157.






Bidding at Auction

Bids may be executed in person by paddle number during the auction, in writing prior to the sale, or by telephone during the auction.


Bidding in Person

If you are bidding in person, you will need to complete a registration form prior to the auction commencing at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Fine Art Auctioneers, St. Edmund’s Court, Okehampton Street, Exeter, EX4 1DU and collect a numbered paddle. Please ensure that your paddle can be seen by the auctioneer and that it is your number that is called out.

Should there be any doubts as to the price or buyer, please draw the auctioneer’s attention to it immediately. All lots sold will be invoiced to the name and address to which the paddle has been registered and cannot be transferred to other names and addresses. Please do not mislay your paddle; in the event of loss, inform the registration desk immediately. At the end of the sale, please return your paddle to the registration desk.


The Auction

Consecutive and responsive bidding – the auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller. The auctioneer may further bid on behalf of the seller up to the amount of the reserve by placing consecutive or responding bids for a lot.



Payment is due immediately after the sale and may be made by the following methods: cash, bankers draft, cheque, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Laser). Cheques and drafts should be made payable to Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Fine Art Auctioneers. Although personal and company cheques are accepted, you are advised that property will not be released until such cheques have cleared unless you have pre- arranged cheque acceptance facility. Payments exceeding £15,000 can only be made by the card holder in person, please provide a form of photo id in the same name as that appearing on your credit card.