How The Auction Works
For many auction-world newcomers, it can be difficult to walk into an auction and feel comfortable. So to put you completely at ease, here’s a breakdown on how an auction works and how our auction process specifically unfolds.
Step 1: Register
This is free of change and of any obligations to bid. It is however required in order to make a bid. Registration happens on site and we encourage people to attend from the start of the preview.
Step 2: The Preview
This is your chance to browse our inventory of over 200 pieces of fine art and over 250 pieces of fine jewelry. Walk around, take it all in and mark those items that would you like to see auctioned with a sticker. (We’ll give those to you before this part of the auction process starts.)
Our live auctions work on a request-only basis, so we use these stickers to determine which items will make it to the block and which ones won’t. This greatly speeds up the auction process.
Step 3: The Auction
It’s completely up to you as to which items you bid on.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all forms of payment and can also arrange for delivery or same-day pick up. (Just ask about our delivery services prior to the auction process.
- How are the art and jewelry valued?
With more than 30 years of experience in auctioneering, we offer quality assurance, expert evaluation and certification.
Our artwork is evaluated by our trained experts to determine if it is the original or a copy of the supposed painting, sculpture or piece of art. After determining that it is a legitimate piece, it becomes available for auction and is allocated an estimated retail value as a guide.
- Who can attend the auction?
Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no cost to do so. You also have no obligation to bid, that is totally up to you.
- When are the auctions held?
Check each auction listing for the exact times, but the previews are normally held at 12:30 PM with the auction at 1 PM on weekends while weekday auctions start at 10:30 AM with the previews with the auction beginning at 11 AM.