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Pre-bidding and live bidding available online through Hi-Bid

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The most exciting way to bid at auction is the traditional live method on the sales floor with an auction paddle. Clients intending to bid in person must register on the day of the auction with a photo ID. A numbered paddle will be assigned at that time. Once the auction begins, the auctioneer will announce each lot in numerical order as listed in the catalogue and then the bidding will open. Bidding then progresses in sequentially higher increments. To place a bid, simply raise your paddle for the auctioneer to view your bidder number. If no one tops your bid, the auctioneer will state that the item is sold, then announce the hammer price and your paddle number.

Please keep these in mind when bidding:

  • $10         $0‐150
  • $25         $150‐500
  • $50         $500‐1000
  • $100       $1,000‐2,000
  • $200       $2,000‐5,000
  • $500       $5,000‐10,000
  • $1,000    $10,000‐20,000
  • $2,000    $20,000‐50,000
  • $5,000    $50,000‐100,000

Auctioneer may change increments at his discretion