Buying At Auction

There are several ways to participate in our auctions:

Attend in person:  you simply register for a Bidder card and join the action on the auction floor.

Unable to attend in person: 

  • simply leave an Absentee Bid or Phone Bid by completing these forms when attending the Auction Preview
    complete the appropriate form online by clicking on the “Bid Now” button.  Email or fax the form to DGW prior to the auction

Preview:  DGW holds an auction preview before each auction.  Attending the preview is the best way to determine the items you are interested in, examine them closely and ask any questions.

Hammer Price:  this is the winning bid amount.  A Buyer’s Premium and California Sales Tax (if applicable), is added to the Hammer Price.

Buyer’s Premium: a Buyer’s Premium of 24% (discounted to 20% when paid by cash or check) is added to the hammer price, for each item purchased.