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THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO BID ON OUR AUCTION.
ALL REQUIRE SEPARATE REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE
ABSENTEE (OR 'LEFT') BIDDING
At the end of this section is a link to register for ABSENTEE BIDDING on Alexander Historical Auctions’ auction site. Absentee bidding enables you to leave a maximum bid on any number of lots. Your maximum bid is strictly confidential. Only the highest bid necessary will be used. Our website is updated as often as feasibly possible, but may on occasion take time to reflect the last high bid.
Most auction houses close absentee bidding before the commencement of a given sale; Alexander remains open throughout the sale, however bids on the day of the sale will be accepted on a ‘best-efforts-basis’ only. This means that bids left on the day of the sale are not guaranteed to be accepted or executed.
Customers should be aware that prices posted on our web site are for informational purposes only; official results will not be posted until after the auction. No customer should ever presume that they are the highest bidder based on any posted price. When in doubt, they should contact customer service via phone at 203-276-1570 or email email@example.com.
While all accepted Internet orders receive email confirmation, we currently do not email ‘outbid’ notices! Please check the website regularly.
The fee for absentee bidding through this platform on this auction is 25%
LIVE INTERNET BIDDING
At the end of this section is a link to register for LIVE INTERNET BIDDING through Invaluable.com [formerly known as Artfact]. This site carries a 5% premium over the absentee bidding site, and allows you to bid live as the lots are put up for sale.
Potential bidders may also arrange bidding by telephone directly with Alexander Historical while the auction is underway. Telephone bidding MUST be arranged in advance through Customer Service at the number shown below.
For good order, please note the table below and call us at 203-276-1570 before the auction if you have any questions.
The fee for absentee bidding through this platform is 30%
BID LIVE AT THE VENUE
Potential bidders are welcome to view all lots included in the auction and to participate in the live sale held which will be held at The Dumbo Loft, located at 55 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York. There is ample parking in the vicinity, and the site is readily accessible by subway as well. Lots may be previewed on the date of the sale, April 7, 2017, from 10:00 AM until 1:45 PM.
Lots may also be viewed prior to the auction at our Chesapeake City offices, by prior arrangement. Those participating in the auction will be required to present an acceptable form of identification and a currently valid credit card. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted for charges up to $10,000 with a convenience fee of 2.5% applied to the total amount due. Checks and wire transfers are also acceptable for payment, but inventory will not be released until funds have cleared.
Bidding Increments (for both forms of bidding) Current Bidding Price
Increment $20-100 $10 $100-500 $20 $500-1000 $50 $1,000-2,000 $100 $2,000-5,000 $250 $5,000-10,000 $500 $10,000+ $1,000 or auctioneer's discretion