Proxy & Telephone Bidding
Phone and Proxy Bids Are Subject to All General Buying Terms and Conditions in Addition to the Specific Terms and Conditions
Phone bids are handled by members of our firm who bid on your behalf. The number of phone bidders is limited to the number of telephone lines at our facilities. If you need to make arrangements to Phone Bid, please realize it is "first come, first serve."
Arrangements to Phone Bid must be made in advance of the auction and will not be accepted the day of the auction. The Telephone / Proxy bidding for must be completed and returned to us by 11 am on the Friday before the auction.
Our Phone/Proxy Form can be downloaded from here
Be sure to withdraw any Proxy bids on an item if you plan to Phone Bid on the item.
Condition reports requested / received by phone are described to the best of our ability.
The Phone Bid Schedule is closed 1 business day before the auction. All Phone bidders are contacted to confirm their intention to bid by phone.
All Phone Bids are conducted as a convenience and performed to the best of our ability but are not guaranteed.
Proxy bids are handled by a member of our firm who is seated in the audience and who bids on your behalf up to the amount you have specified on your bid form. We do not open the bidding with your bid. If two Proxy bids are received in the same amount on the same item, the first one received will take precedence.
On occasion, depending on how the bidding falls, an item may sell to someone in the audience for the exact amount that you specified as your limit. If you are concerned about this happening and do not want to lose the item, we will accept your bid with a plus one bid option, or other instructions as indicated by you, the bidder.
If you have left a Proxy bid, and find that you are able to attend the sale, please notify the cashier's desk, so that your Proxy bids can be canceled
All Purchases are subject to a 15% Buyer's Premium.