Scientific & Maritime

The Maritime and Scientific Instruments Department at Bishop & Miller covers a wide range of fascinating areas of collecting. With a strong reputation in the field, we hold dedicated Scientific and Maritime auctions with instruments, artefacts and pieces of nautical interest twice a year.  

Instruments of intrigue

Antique scientific instruments are a very specialist area of collecting, and the items that Bishop & Miller have taken to auction have attracted interest from worldwide collectors. These objects have fascinated collectors and enthusiasts for centuries and are highly desirable. 

Bishop & Miller’s Naval and Science auctions offer you a range of intriguing apparatus, from the earliest-known navigational instruments to sextants and octants. Items of interest from our dedicated department also include maritime paintings and objects to scrimshaw and ship models.

Our team are on hand to share their expertise on globes, cypher machines, sundials, astrolabes, calculators, engineered models, and medical and dental instruments, as well as drawing, surveying and navigational instruments. Over the years we’ve advised on a wide range of items from microscopes, barometers, telescopes, binoculars and meteorological instruments so can offer you expert guidance on all aspects of selling these pieces at auction.

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"I was so impressed! Oliver came to my house to value a number of items. He was courteous, polite, extremely knowledgeable and most importantly honest. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to sell my items and I thoroughly recommend him and his team."

Yasmin Jeffrey

"The auction house provides a regular ever increasing variety of specialised auctions. As a seller, you know you'll get a good price, as a buyer, there's every opportunity to acquire what you're interested in."

Andy Graves

Antique Valuations

Bishop & Miller offer a free, no obligation valuation service on a wide range of objects.

Offering full service and guidance whether it’s a single item for valuation and auction or probate and insurance valuations. Our team of dedicated professionals are on hand to help with every aspect of your auction experience.

Sale, Insurance & Taxation Valuations

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