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Please visit our worldwide Auction Calendar which lists the date and location of our auctions.
All Antiquorum auctions are open to the public at no charge. No admission tickets or reservations are required.
Antiquorum auction results typically appear on our website shortly following the sale. You may also contact our offices at to request a faxed price list.
Antiquorum provides auction estimates for items that are of a type and value typically sold at Antiquorum. We do not provide appraisal services for the sake of insurance purposes. All estimates are provisional and subject to revision upon personal examination by a specialist.
Each catalog is a record of property offered for sale in a particular auction. Antiquorum’s catalogs are collector-grade, top-quality printed catalogs that feature a description of each lot, images of the property, estimates, Antiquorum’s grading system, an absentee or telephone bid form, viewing times and the Conditions of Sale.
Catalogs are sold as single copies or as a subscription which includes all catalogs for the calendar year (typically 8 – 10). Catalogs can be purchased at our offices, online, by telephone or email. Please provide all the pertinent information such as name, billing address and shipping address (if not same as billing address). We accept checks, cash or credit card.
Please contact Antiquorum at the email or telephone number above for our current prices.
Delivery depends on your location and whether the item(s) you have ordered are in stock. Most orders for single catalogs are shipped within 1– 2 days via FedEx. Subscription catalogs are shipped from directly from Italy and typically arrive around 10 days before the sale.
Yes, Antiquorum provides online catalogs for each sale. Online catalogs are available in 2 versions:
Antiquorum offers 4 ways to bid. Please see below.
You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, email, and banking or credit information. We also require a photo ID. If you have questions concerning bidder registration, please contact our Bid Department.
This is an authorized bid amount (indicated on your bid form) that an Antiquorum staff member may execute on behalf of a telephone bidder in the event that the telephone bidder cannot be reached in time.
Generally, our salerooms have a deadline of 24 hours before the auction to submit telephone or absentee bids. We cannot guarantee that your bids will be executed after this deadline. For more information regarding bidding, please contact the Bid Department.
If this is the very first time you are doing business with Antiquorum our staff will assign you a permanent client number to facilitate future transactions.
It is impossible to know the exact time when a lot will be offered during the auction. The usual speed of our auctioneer is 50 - 60 lots per hour.
A successful bidder is required to pay the hammer price, plus the buyer’s premium (percentage on top of the final bid price or hammer price). It is imperative that buyers read the Conditions of Sale available in our catalog or online prior to bidding.
These are not included in the purchase price. Shipping costs vary according to purchase. Please contact our office for more information
Payment is in the currency of the saleroom location where the auction took place. Sales TAX/value added taxes (VAT) may be due on your purchases.
Our auctioneers may adjust the bidding increments at their discretion, however, the typical bidding increments are as follows:
Property in our auctions is sold "as is," and examining property in person is the best way to learn about it. We encourage you to attend our auction previews which are free and open to the public. Our experts will be available to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our website www.antiquorum.com for our preview schedule.
You may contact Antiquorum and request a condition report. Antiquorum’s grading system can also be found in the back of our sale catalogs.
Please call our office at:
Please include your name, the sale and lot number(s), and your fax number or email. Property may be off site so condition reports may not be available until a few days before the sale.
Please keep in mind that most property is sold subject to a reserve. If the lot does not have a reserve, it is indicated in the catalog. Your bid should be the maximum amount you are willing to bid in the auction room. Our staff will attempt to execute your bid at the lowest possible amount as determined by the reserve and competing bids for that lot. Please note, your maximum bid does NOT include the buyer’s premium, any applicable taxes, or shipping fees. If your bid is not a standard bidding increment, our Bid Department may adjust your bid to the next lower standard increment.
Yes, you may telephone or fax the Bid Department at the location of the sale. Online absentee bids can only be changed or canceled online up to approximately 24 hours before the sale date. All absentee and/or telephone bid cancellations must be submitted in writing via fax or email.
If there are no previously submitted bids for a “no reserve” lot, the auctioneer will typically open a “no reserve” lot at approximately 50% of the low estimate.
Antiquorum sends invoices to winning bidders via postal mail almost immediately after the sale. You may call our offices the day following the sale if you would like to find out sooner and receive your invoice via email or fax.
Antiquorum online allows you to bid from the comfort of your own computer from wherever you are in the world with just the click of a mouse.
After your registration has been processed and approved, you will be sent an email with your secure and unique paddle and pin number.
No. The buyer’s premium applies to all bidders wherever they are and however they bid – in person, on the phone or on the Internet.
Yes. You must login to your account. At the top of the page you will see a tab for “absentee bid.” You will be prompted to enter your secure paddle and pin. Select the lot number you wish to bid on from the drop down field. Enter your bid amount and click to confirm.
During the auction, Antiquorum provides an Internet Help Line 1-212-750-4134 which is solely for those who are experiencing difficulty bidding online during the auction. Should you have questions prior to the start of the auction you may contact our Bid Department.
Online bidding registration closes 12 hours prior to the start of the sale. We recommend you register at least 24 hours in advance to ensure you receive your secure paddle and pin in time.
Your information is password protected and stored on secure servers. Apart from Antiquorum’s staff, you alone have access to view, add or edit information. We will not share your personal data with anyone outside of Antiquorum.
Yes. Online bidders only need to create one account and will use the same username and password to enter their personal account. However, each bidder must re-register for each individual sale as we issue a new and unique paddle and pin number for each sale. This is for security purposes.
Please contact our Bid Department and someone will be able to give it to you again.
Your client account, with previous bidding and buying activity, is not set up to connect to your Antiquorum online account.
Before the auction is due to begin, go to www.antiquorum.com
Your firewall settings or anti-virus software may be preventing you from accessing the sale. Please telephone Antiquorum online helpline 212 750 4134 for assistance.
As the online bidder, you may have a more difficult time placing the minimum bid in the initial moments but you have a better chance as the bidding continues with fewer bidders. A live auction by nature is fast-moving. To ensure that online bidders are not placed at a disadvantage, placing a bid through Antiquorum Online is a one-step process. Once you have clicked on the button, Click to Bid Next Amount, a bid is immediately submitted on your behalf. Bids submitted in this way are final and you will not be able to reconfirm, amend or retract your bid. Please read the Conditions of Sale.
The auctioneer has a screen that prominently displays Internet bids as they arrive. Additionally, a bid clerk at the auction site and standing near the auctioneer, communicates directly with the auctioneer and monitors bidding activity. As an item comes up for bid the Internet and saleroom audience has the opportunity to bid. Internet bids are executed in the order in which they are received.
You will know immediately because the bid status message reads Your Bid Won.
The system indicates each new proposed increment showing you how much you will be bidding if you click the button. The bidding increment available to you may not reflect the bid that is subsequently taken in the saleroom as the auctioneer may accept an alternative bid amount at his discretion. Internet bidders will not be able to place a bid in an amount other than what is indicated on your screen. For example, they will not be able to initiate a bid or bid in a split increment.
Incoming bids are accepted at the auctioneer's discretion. In the event of a tie between an online bid and a bid in the saleroom, the saleroom bid will generally take precedence.
Yes, however we do not recommend this as you could end up bidding against yourself. If you are certain that your live bidding is on lots different than those for which you left an online absentee bid, the system will allow you to do so.
Once your online registration was accepted by our Bid Department an email is automatically sent out and should arrive within seconds. The delay could be because your Internet Service Provider runs slower than others. It is also possible that the email you supplied in your online registration was input incorrectly. Or, it could be that your server treated our emails as junk mail or spam, and delivered them to your junk email (spam) folder instead. Check your mail filter settings and make any necessary adjustments. If you have not received your registration email, please contact our Bid Department.
All successful bidders are notified postal mail. An invoice, payment instructions and shipping information are mailed to the address you supply in your bidder registration. If you would like an invoice to be emailed or faxed to you, please contact our office at 212-750-1103.
Successful bidders receive payment and shipping instructions with their invoice, which is mailed immediately after the sale. We accept wire transfers, bank checks, credit cards (restrictions apply), cash or personal checks.
Buyers pay the purchase price (hammer price plus buyer’s premium) plus any sales or value added taxes (VAT) that may be due on the buyer’s premium and/or the hammer price. Unless exempted by law, buyers in New York auctions pay applicable state taxes if they take possession of their property in New York. If the buyer chooses to have his/her item(s) shipped, the buyer will pay the shipping fees associated with their purchase.
Once we have received payment for your purchase, you may collect your item(s) from our office. We recommend notifying us as to when you plan to collect so we can have your merchandise prepared for collection.
Antiquorum ships FedEx with Parcel Pro insurance for all shipments valued under $150,000 USD. For shipments valued in excess of $150,000 USD, Antiquorum ships via armored transportation. Buyers may arrange shipping using their own carriers or account but are required to sign a shipping waiver. Any additional questions regarding shipping may be directed to our shipping manager in the respective office of the sale.
Please send an email with a full description and digital photos of the item(s) to the respective office where you wish to consign.
You will be contacted by the consignment department who will notify you as to whether your item(s) are viable for auction. Our experts will provide you with an auction estimate.
If you are in the New York area and would like bring the item(s) directly to our office, please call 212-750-1103 to set up an appointment. Our business our business hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm EST.
**Under no circumstances should you ship property to us or leave property at with Antiquorum without first discussing it with one of our experts.
To allow sufficient time for cataloguing and photography, we require that all merchandise be in Antiquorum’s possession 45 days prior to the date of the sale.
Vendor’s commission is 15% on the first $10,000 and 10% thereafter. The seller is also charged a 1% insurance premium on the final hammer price for lots sold, or 1% of the reserve price for lots unsold. The seller will also be charged a fee for photography. Please contact the corresponding office for further details.
A reserve is the minimum price the seller is willing to accept for the sale of their property. Antiquorum and the seller must mutually agree on an appropriate reserve price, below which the seller’s property will not be sold. Reserve prices are not revealed to buyers.
The consignment agreement is a contract between Antiquorum and the seller (consignor) agreeing to sell the consignor’s property at auction. The consignment agreement outlines Antiquorum’s terms of sale and all applicable commission and fees. The contract is signed by both parties and a copy is given to each. We require that all property be physically examined by an Antiquorum expert prior to drafting a consignment contract.
After agreeing to consign property, you may bring it to Antiquorum’s office or you may arrange to ship it to us. Should you need assistance with organizing your shipment, please contact our Shipping Department.
You may view our auction results on our website www.antiquorum.com after the auction or you may contact our office at 212-750-1103 to request a faxed copy of the prices realized. Antiquorum sends vendor statements to consignors shortly after the sale via postal mail.
You will receive notification by mail stating that your item(s) did not sell. This letter will allow you to indicate how we should handle your unsold property. You have the option to have your item(s) shipped back to you or you may request that your item(s) re-consigning for a future sale.
Antiquorum issues payments to vendors 45 days after the date of the sale, assuming the payment has been received from the buyer.
New York Sales: 25% Up to 50,000 of the hammer price, 20% from $50,001 - 1,000,000, and 12% from $1,000,001 and beyond. Geneva Sales: 25% Up to SFr 50,000 of the hammer price, 20% from SFr 50,001 - 1,000,000, and 12% from SFr 1,000,001 and beyond. Hong Kong Sales: 25% up to HK$400,000, 20% 400,001 - HK$8,000,000, and 12% HK$8,000,001 and beyond