Telephone Bidding

A 17% or 19.5% Buyer's Premium applies to lots won through this bidding method.

Deadline to arrange telephone bid(s) is 3:00 pm ET, the day before the auction. We may reject telephone bid requests that are submitted after the deadline. Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.

The minimum opening bid for each telephone bid lot is $250.00 for calls within the USA or $500.00 for international calls. Therefore, unless we have absentee bids that would cause a lot to open higher, the bidding will open at $250.00 to the telephone bidder (if there are multiple telephone bidders on the same lot, the first to register for that lot will open the bidding if necessary). 

Your telephone bid is not arranged until you have received confirmation from us. 

To submit your telephone bid request online, click here, or print and complete our Bid Form, then fax, mail or scan/email the completed and signed telephone bid request. 

Telephone bidding is accepted at the bidder's risk. We are not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of phone bidding (e.g. missed call, missed bid, inaccurately estimated call time). 

We will call you to bid LIVE during the sale. It is recommended that you provide at least one alternate telephone number. You may also provide a "back up" bid amount (we will bid up to that amount for you if we cannot reach you by telephone).

Please DO NOT ask to add telephone bid lots during the auction. Organizing the telephone bidding requires careful coordination of time and personnel. We often have to call another telephone bidder immediately after assisting you with your lot.

We sell in lot number order at an approximate rate of 100 lots per hour. We may provide you with an estimated call time, but please understand that this is just our BEST GUESS for when the lot will sell; you should allow at least one hour either way. It is not always possible to call you several lots ahead so please be prepared to bid immediately if necessary.

All bid amounts refer to hammer price only; a buyer's premium is added to the hammer price of each lot sold.

We will invoice all successful bidders within two business days of the end of the sale to arrange for payment and pick up or shipping. Most invoices are sent via email on the Monday following the auction.

The first two business days following an auction are extremely busy while we process invoices for all successful Internet, telephone and absentee bidders (150-250 bidders per auction). Although we may not be available by telephone while invoicing is in progress, you are welcome to send an email and/or leave a voicemail message and we will return calls and emails at our earliest opportunity. Email is the preferred method of contact during this time.

Payment is due within five business days of the date of your invoice. Initial invoices will not include shipping charges.