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Live online bidding

Live online bidding is available for some of our auctions. We have dedicated staff members executing all online bids during these auctions. This allows us to extend our customer base worldwide which benefits consignors and buyers.

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Phone bidding

Download and submit our phone bidding form at least 24 hours before the sale to arrange to bid. We ask that you provide us with a primary and a back-up phone number to ensure that we can reach you at the appropriate time. You may also leave a “safety bid”. If we cannot reach you on either of the provided phone numbers we will bid on your behalf up to this “safety bid.”

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Absentee bidding

Clients are welcome to leave absentee bids and the auctioneer will bid on your behave up to your maximum bid.

You may leave bids for an auction at either of our locations:
  • in person
  • by phone
  • by fax
  • or by email
We will require a credit card number to guarantee your bid. We will not charge your purchases to your credit card if you want to pay by cash or check when you pick up.

When you place an absentee bid you are making a binding agreement to purchase the item “as is.” Please review the terms and conditions for each auction

If you are a successful bidder on any items we will email an invoice to you after the auction. Items need to be picked up promptly.

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In-room bidding

In-room bidding is the best way to ensure that your bid is recognized. Please make sure the auctioneer can see you.

You must pay for your times in full before removing them from the building. See our terms and conditions for further details.

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Bringing us your items

We accept consignments in our Falls Church, Charlottesville, and Salem locations. Please call ahead to make a weekday appointment 703-532-5632 ensure that the right staff members are here to look at your items. If you would like you may schedule an appointment by email at Please do not bring items to us during one of our auctions since it is difficult for us to give you and your items the attention they need.

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Pick up

Please try to take all of your purchases with you on the day of the sale. If this is not possible please speak with an employee as items left may incur charges. It maybe easier for you to have your items shipped to you if this is the case please speak with our shipping department.

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