Bidding Method


In Person

There are many ways to bid at our auctions. Bidding in person however, is one of the most exciting ways to bid. Your first step would be to register to bid by filling out our Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form at our customer service desk you’re your Photo ID before the auction begins and to collect a paddle. This paddle allows you to bid at the auction for which you are registered. You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid. New clients are encouraged to register 24 hours in advance of a sale to allow sufficient time for us to process your information.


Online

For your convenience, we utilize the services of online bidding platforms, such as LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, ArtFoxLive.com, and 51BidLive.com to facilitate online bidding with real-time live streaming video brings the excitement of the saleroom right to your computer so that you can bid from the comfort of your home or from anywhere else in the world.


Each auction may utilize one or more of these services. All auctions may not be available on all services. Please check the auction listing on our website to determine which online bidding services are available for a particular auction.


Once you register with the online bidding service of your choice, we will contact you to complete your Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form. Once the registration process is complete, and your payment history has been reviewed and found satisfactory, our staff will then authorize you to bid online at the auction for which you have registered. Once you’ve registered, you can enter the online saleroom from 15 minutes before the start of the sale, or at any point during the sale. You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid.


By Telephone


If you cannot be present at an auction to bid in person, and do not wish to bid Live Online, you may still participate at the auction by participating as a telephone bidder. We will call you from the saleroom and bid on your behalf.


To participate as a telephone bidder, you must register prior to the day of the auction by filling out the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form at our customer service desk during or before the exhibition, or you may register by filling out the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and the Credit Card Authorization Form, electronically, here on the website. After your registration is processed, our staff will provide you with a bidder number paddle. During the auction, one of our Telephone Bidding Clerks will attempt to telephone you at the telephone number that you have given us on the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form, prior to the lot(s) you have indicated on your Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form being sold. Our Telephone Bidding Clerk will bid on your behalf, as you instruct them on the telephone, using your bidder number paddle, the auction for which you are registered. You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid.


By Absentee Bid


What if you’re unable to bid in person, and do not wish to bid Live Online, or as a Telephone Bidder? Simply place an absentee bid (also commonly referred to as a written bid) at least 24 hours before the sale and we will bid on the item for you. It's easy. Just submit your maximum bid online by selecting the lot you wish to bid on.


To participate as an absentee bidder, you must register prior to the day of the auction by filling out the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form at our customer service desk during or before the exhibition, or you may register by filling out the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and the Credit Card Authorization Form electronically, here on the website. After your registration is processed, our staff will provide you with a bidder number paddle. This paddle will allow a proxy bidder from our staff to bid on your behalf up to the maximum bid that you indicated on your Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form, at the auction for which you are registered. You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid.


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