Methods of Bidding
Live at Our Gallery
To obtain a bidder paddle, simply arrive at our location and present a photo identification. Use this paddle to bid live with the auctioneer.
We accept confidential absentee bids which we execute on behalf of the bidder in a competitive manner. If you have bid with us in the past, we accept absentee bids, in person, or via email. Tell us your maximum amount and we will attempt to acquire the item as cheaply as possible.
Via Liveauctioneers. Register for a free account and Leave pre bids which are executed by the bidding system at the time of auction or watch the auction live and bid while the item crosses the block. Not all items are catalogued and sold through LiveAuctioneers.
A method by which Uniques and Antiques calls bidders and they bid live during auction over the phone. Phone bids are accepted for items that the bidder is willing to open at $300 or higher depending on the item. If you’d like to bid less than $300 on an item, please use the absentee method of bidding. Phone bids can be set up via email.
- Buyers Premium:
Buyer’s Premium is 19% from Credit card buyers. 15% for Cash or check. Buyers through online bidding platform LiveAuctioneers.com are subject to 24% Buyer’s premium. ONLINE ONLY AUCTIONS: Buyer’s premium is 24% for all methods of purchase including online, absentee and phone bidders.
- Items bought in person at our live auctions must be paid for the day of the auction. Items won on the LiveAuctioneers platform are required to be paid within 7 days or a dispute will be filed with LiveAuctioneers.
- All items are sold AS IS / Where is.
We do not warrant the authenticity of any item in the auction. It is up to the buyer to determine authenticity, condition and any other material facts about an item before bidding and winning an item.
Cash, Approved checks, Visa/Mastercard/American Express, Paypal, Venmo and wire transfer ($30 fee)
- Pick up:
We are open from 10AM -5PM Monday through Friday. (We are closed Friday Saturday Sunday from June through August)
- Storage fees:
Items left at our auction facility for more than 3 weeks after the auction will incur storage fees of $5 per day per item.
We ship some small and easy to handle items. For larger and more fragile items we refer local shippers who will come to our location, pack and ship the item for a fee.