If you are unable or do not wish to attend a room auction you can place an Absentee or Telephone Bid online.
Placing a bid is easy:
Your bid will then be confirmed online and a confirmation email will be sent to your nominated email address.
You can view your Absentee bids by clicking on "Current Bids" or "Pending Bids" at the top of the webpage.
If you need any help with your Absentee Bid or have any questions please contact us.
With this type of bid you provide us with instructions about the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the particular lot in question.
Your bid is left with the auctioneer and executed on your behalf using up the amount required to "knock out" any competition during the sale and against any reserve price (if applicable).
This doesn’t mean that you will pay the maximum amount – If the auction activity is at a lower level on the day you may get the item for less. If room bids go above the maximum bid then the Absentee Bid is unsuccessful.
Tips for Successful Maximum Bidding
With this type of bid you participate in the live auction as though you were present in the auction room.
An experienced staff member who is at the auction will phone you a few minutes prior to your indicated lot going up for auction and will bid on your behalf.
Once bidding begins, we will keep you informed as the bids progress and ask you at each stage if you wish to continue bidding. This will carry on until you are successful, or tell us that you want to stop bidding.