Absentee Bid

A method of bidding at art auctions for those bidders who cannot or do not wish to attend an auction. Absentee bids are also known as ‘written’, ‘commission’ or ‘order’ bids. These bids may be placed by filling out and submitting an ‘Absentee Bid Form’ with the auction house either by post or online. If there is no higher bids during the live auction than the one entered by absentee bid, the absent bidder is the winner and buys the lot.

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