Please use this form to leave a commission / absentee bid if you are unable to participate in the live internet auction. Simply enter the Lot number that you would like to bid for from our current catalogue and state the maximum price you would like to pay for the lot (excluding Buyer’s Premium). The auctioneer will bid on your behalf for the lowest possible amount, subject to any reserve and other competing bids.
Commission bids explained;
By leaving a commission bid you are instructing us to bid on your behalf up to the value of your bid (excluding Buyer’s Premium). We always start the bidding below your commission bid value unless your bid is beaten by a subsequent higher commission bid in order to give you a fair chance of obtaining the lot at a lower price. If your bid is unchallenged you will obtain the lot at the full amount of your bid as you will in effect be the highest bidder. If your bid beats a rival bid you will obtain the lot for the lower amount up to your commission bid limit. In the event that your bid is matched by a live bid, the live bid takes precedence and will beat your bid.