In House Absentee Bids Showplace offers the option of leaving Absentee Bids with our Client Services department in person during our exhibition or by calling 212-633-6063 x 808. Absentee bids will be accepted no later than 5pm (EST) on the evening before the auction. These bids are executed at the auction in the same fashion as an absentee bid (see above).
Online Absentee Bids: Buyers may conveniently place absentee bids through our online catalogues (link to auctions.nyshowplace.com). Internet absentee bids may be submitted any time prior to a lot going live on auction day. Internet absentee bidders must register prior to bidding. This process can take up to 24 hours. Be sure to register in advance in order to be able to place bids.
You can leave an absentee bid by entering the highest amount you are willing to pay for the lot before the auction closes. If a competing bid is placed on that lot, the computer system will automatically place the next highest bid on your behalf until your maximum is reached. Being outbid means someone is offering to pay more on a lot you placed a bid on. You should get a notification email as soon as someone outbids you. Please note that our auctions are also listed on major auction websites (Liveauctioneers, Bidsquare and Invaluable) so even if you are leading on our site it does not mean you are leading in the auction.