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Absentee and Phone Bid Form

Please note: A separate bid form must be filled out for each category involved.


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I am unable to attend the auction on:

and therefore request that you bid on my behalf on the above lot(s) up to but not exceeding the amount(s) listed.

I acknowledge the following conditions of sale and agree to adhere to the same:
  • Everyone leaving an absentee/phone bid must be willing to leave their credit card number to assure payment of a successful bid(s) is received by the end of the next day following an auction.
  • Minimum absentee bid is $50.00. All bids will open at $50.00.
  • Phone bids will open at $250 or half of published estimate.
  • Illegible bid(s) will be disregarded.
  • Applicable sales tax will be added to the sales total unless a tax-exempt number is on file in our office by the day of the auction.
  • Applicable Buyer’s Premium will be added to each purchase.
  • All successful bid(s) requested to be shipped to the buyer will be sent by an in-house or third party shipper and billed by the shipper. Buyer is responsible to make shipping arrangements.
  • Bids are executed in competition with the audience on an alternate basis. Due to uncertainties of bidding, a lot may sell to the audience for the same amount authorized by the absentee bid. To avoid this possibility, the absentee bidder may authorize Alderfer Auction to increase their bid by one increment by placing a (+) sign beside the bid price.
  • Merchandise is to be removed from the Auction Center within two weeks following the auction.
  • Storage fees: Any items left at the auction center for more than two weeks following the auction date will incur storage fees at a rate of $10.00 per lot, per week regardless of the size or value of the lot. Storage fees will begin on the 15th day regardless of payment status
  • Alderfer Auction offers the absentee/phone bid service as a convenience to our patrons who are unable to attend the auction.
  • Alderfer Auction will not be held responsible for error or failure to execute the bid.
  • All items are sold as is without warranty or guarantee.