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Bid in Person
There are many ways to bid at our auctions. Bidding live in the auction room is one of the most exciting ways to bid. Your first step would be to register to bid by filling out our Bidder Registration Form and sign up for a bidder number at our customer service desk before the auction starts, or you may register by filling out the Bidder Registration Form and the Credit Card Authorization Form , electronically, here on the website. After your registration is processed, our staff will provide you with a bidder number paddle.  This paddle allows you to bid at the auction for which you are registered.  You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid. 

Bid Live Online
For your convenience, we utilize the services of online bidding platforms, such as LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, and Proxibid.com to facilitate online bidding at our auctions.  Each auction may utilize one or more of these services.  All auctions may not be available on all services.  Please check the auction listing on our website to determine which online bidding services are available for a particular auction.  Once you register with the online bidding service of your choice, we will contact you to complete your Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form.  To expedite this process, you may fill out the Bidder Registration Form  and the Charge Card Authorization Form, here on the website. Once the registration process is complete, and your payment history has been reviewed and found satisfactory, our staff will then authorize you to bid online at the auction for which you have registered.  You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid.

Bid by Telephone
 If you cannot be present at an auction to bid in person, and do not wish to bid Live Online, you may still participate at the auction by participating as a telephone bidder.  To participate as a telephone bidder, you must register prior to the day of the auction by filling out the  Absentee/Telephone  Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form at our customer service desk during or before the exhibition, or you may register by filling out the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and the Credit Card Authorization Form , electronically, here on the website. After your registration is processed, our staff will provide you with a bidder number paddle. During the auction, one of our Telephone Bidding Clerks will attempt to telephone you at the telephone number that you have given us on the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form, prior to the lot(s) you have indicated on your Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form being sold.  Our Telephone Bidding Clerk will bid on your behalf, as you instruct them on the telephone, using your bidder number paddle, the auction for which you are registered.  You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid.

Bid as an Absentee Bidder
If you cannot be present at an auction to bid in person, and do not wish to bid Live Online, or as a Telephone Bidder, you may still participate at the auction by participating as an absentee bidder.  To participate as an absentee bidder, you must register prior to the day of the auction by filling out the  Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and Credit Card Authorization Form at our customer service desk during or before the exhibition, or you may register by filling out the Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form and the Credit Card Authorization Form electronically, here on the website.  After your registration is processed, our staff will provide you with a bidder number paddle.  This paddle will allow a proxy bidder from our staff to bid on your behalf up to the maximum bid that you indicated on your Absentee/Telephone Bidder Registration Form, at the auction for which you are registered.  You must register for each auction in which you would like to bid.

Why use the Auction Method?
The Auction Method is one of the fastest and most efficient means to obtain full value for your items.
Through competitive bidding, the Auction Method establishes true fair market value.
Auctions create excitement for your merchandise and drive up prices.
Using the Auction Method, you decide what you will sell, when you will sell it, and what minimum price you will accept.

What items are sold at Auction?
There are millions of items sold at Auction daily.  Auctions are the preferred method of establishing fair market value for most tradable items.  Stocks, Bonds, Treasury Bills, and Commodities such as: Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Oil, as well as automobiles, fine art, antiques, fine jewelry, and collectibles are all examples of items sold at Auction.  Businesses, Exchanges, Governments, Courts, and Individuals use Auctions because they work. In many cases, an auction is the only method of determining true fair market value for unique or one-of-a-kind items.


Five Star Auction specializes in the sale of unique, one-of-a-kind, rare, or valuable:

Works of Art
Fine Jewelry
Timepieces
Antiques
Rare Coins, and
Collectibles


GALLERY & MARKETPLACE AUCTIONS:
As payment for our services in selling your items, Five Star Auction will be entitled to retain from the proceeds as its compensation, an amount based upon the final bid price of each item sold and calculated as follows:

AUCTION COMMISSIONS:
Items Delivered to the Auction Company – Selling $50,000.00 and above                                                                              15%
Items Delivered to the Auction Company – Selling over $50,000.00                                                                                      10%

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