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Private plate auction FAQs

For your convenience, useful responses to common auction queries.

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Bid increments

The amount a bid increases by is known as a bid increment. Bid increments are smaller when the bid price is low, and larger in higher price brackets.

Current price Bid increment
£100 - £499.99 £25
£500 - £999.99 £50
£1,000 - £9,999.99 £100
£10,000 - £49,999.99 £500
£50,000 - £99,999.99 £1000
£100,000+ £5000

Note that when the current price is less than £100, the minimum bid increment is £100 or the current price plus £25, whichever is the greater.


You pay a listing fee to sell your registration in our auction and you pay a selling fee when it is sold. Full details can be found on our Auction fees page.


We make every attempt to explain things as plainly as possible though we may use terms widely used by government and business to ensure clarity. Our number plate glossary page will help with some of these terms.

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