A Victorian-era pleasure pier put up for auction narrowly missed a sale as bids fell below the guide price of £400,000.
Buyers offered up to £390,000 for the 335-ft Cleethorpes Pier in North East Lincolnshire.
But Lincoln-based Swindells Auctioneers said they remained confident a deal can be struck with one of the failed bidders in the coming weeks.
A piece of seaside history will be auctioned off tonight as Cleethorpes Pier goes under the hammer.
The Victorian structure has stood on the Lincolnshire coastline since 1873, with its end-of-the-pier entertainments including wrestling and bingo over the past 140 years.
The guide price for the unusual real estate, which has recently been used as a nightclub, stands at £400,000.