Before You Bid

Browse our e-catalogues on freemansauction.com from your computer, mobile device or through the the Freeman's LIVE app. Sign-up to receive e-mail alerts about upcoming auctions and noteworthy events, and subscribe to printed catalogues and publications pertaining to your interests. 

 

 

Register to bid before every auction, either by getting in touch with our client services department, or through your online Freeman's account. 

If you require further assistance while registering to bid, please contact Bidding Registration or check out our tutorial on how to bid with Freeman's Live here

 

 

Absentee: Before the auction day, submit your highest bid, which the auctioneer will execute on your behalf. 

 

Online: Create an account and participate in real time via our online bidding platform Freeman's LIVE. 

 

Our auctions are also hosted on two other platforms, Invaluable and LiveAuctioneers.

Each successful bid constitutes a binding contract for the bidder. Once the auction is over, Client Services will send an invoice for the total to an email address on file. The total for each lot includes hammer price + buyer's premium + applicable sales tax. 

 

During the Auction

 

 

The auctioneer typically opens each lot at half its low estimate. Subsequent bidding follows these increments during the auction: 

$25 until $500 is reached

$50 until $1,000 is reached

$100 until $2,000 is reached

$200 until $3,000 is reached

$250 until $5,000 is reached

$500 until $10,000 is reached

$1,000 until $20,000 is reached

$2,000 until $30,000 is reached

$2,500 until $50,000 is reached

$5,000 until $100,000 is reached

Over $100,000 auctioneer's discretion.

 

*There may be instances in which an item is protected by a reserve and cannot be sold below that value. Reserves cannot exceed low estimate and are not reveled to the public. 

 

Buyer's Premium

A buyer's premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The buyer's premium is 25% on the first $300,000 of the hammer price of each lot; 20% on the portion from $300,001 through $3,000,000; and 12% thereafter. 

Contact

Our client services team is here to help you should you need any help registering to bid or placing an absentee bid. Please do not hesitate to contact them should you have any questions during the process. 

 

Mary Maguire

Director | Client Services

267.414.1236

email

 

Abigail Clouser

Bidding & Registration & Client Services

267.414.1206

email

 

Tori Craig

Bidding & Registration & Client Services

267.414.1200

email

 

Justin Cook

Post-Sale Administrator

267.414.1226

email