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Ways to Bid

IN PERSON BIDDING
Our auctions are free and open to the public with no obligation for the attendees to bid. There is no need to come for the beginning of an auction and stay for the entire sale; you may come and go from the auction as you please. Should you choose to bid at the live auction, you must register for a paddle at the entrance to the salesroom either on the day of the auction or during the preview. If you pre-register at the preview, please visit the front desk to pick up your paddle on the day of the auction. Registration requires your full contact information, photo identification, and your signature agreeing to the Conditions of Sale.

Once the auction begins, the auctioneer will clearly announce the lot number and bid increments as the bidding begins and proceeds. To place a bid, raise your paddle to the auctioneer for his or her recognition. When all of the bidding is through, the auctioneer will give fair warning, sell the item to the final bidder, and announce the price and paddle number. When you are finished bidding on the lots in which you are interested, please return your paddle to the front desk, examine your invoice and make arrangements for payment and pickup.

TELEPHONE BIDDING
Up to 24 hours in advance of an auction, you may fax the Telephone / Absentee bid form to our office. Once you are registered, an experienced staff member will call you the day of the auction approximately five lots before your item is scheduled to be sold. They will communicate to you the bidding activity in the room and will relay your bids to the auctioneer at your discretion. If you are successful, an invoice will be both emailed and mailed to you the next day.

ABSENTEE BIDDING
Buyers may leave absentee bids and requests for telephone bidding directly on our website at their convenience through the online auction catalog for any given sale up to two hours in advance of an auction. First time Internet bidders must Register to receive a client number and PIN prior to bidding.

LIVE ONLINE BIDDING
All of our auctions are conducted in real-time on bidglobal.com. For more information on live online bidding, please contact us.

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