Bidder Information

Bidding tailored to your needs

For your convienece there are 5 ways to bid

In Person - Bidding in person is not only an exciting experience, but comes with some perks as well. You pay a lower buyers premium than you would if you were to bid online. And bidding in person gives you flexible bids, where as internet bids are at a fixed rate. Fill out our In Person Bidder Registration Form here.

Telephone - Phone bidding gives bidders who may not live in the area the opportunity to take part in the excitiment that an auction brings out. The same perks as above apply to telephone bidding. And yes there is no extra fee for bidding through the telephone. Fill out our Telephone Bidder Registration Form here.

Absentee - We all are really busy sometimes and cannot bid in person, on the phone or even online. If this is the case feel free to leave an absentee bid. Your bid will not exceed the max amount you are willing to pay and we will do our best to get you your item at the best possible price. Absentee bidding can be done from our website on the lot page: here. - You are also free to bid online at (LiveAuctioneers terms and conditions apply)

Invaluable. com -  You can also bid online at (Invaluable terms and conditions apply)

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic In Person and Telephone bidding are currently not available. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Buyer's Premium

Provided below is information explaining our pricing structure

In Person/Telephone/Absentee


Cash/Check:  +0%
Credit Card:    +3%
Wire Transfer: +$25



Cash/Check:  +0%
Credit Card:    +3%
Wire Transfer: +$25



Cash/Check:  +0%
Credit Card:    +3%
Wire Transfer: +$25

Bidding Increments

Provided below is information showing how we increment bids

From: To: Increment:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $29,999 $2,000
$30,000 $49,999 $3,000
$50,000 $999,999 $5,500
$1,000,000+ $10,000

Shipper Information

We do not provide in-house shipping, but we provide shippers in our area to help you with shipping. We currently work with 4 Shippers. Feel free to contact each of them.

UPS Store 5480

Phone: 516-625-6515
Attn: Frank


Phone: 917-388-2723
Attn: Sidney or Annie

For Larger Items: Art Way

Phone: 718-809-0732
Attn: Lenny

Buyer's Terms

Provided below is information explaining our terms when buying from us.

Item Collection

Please arrange shipping or collection of items within 30 days after the auction. Items that have not been picked up or shipped 30 days from the date of the auction will be charged $10/day per item NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you do not pick up or ship your purchased item within 45 days, we reserve the right to sell the item without notice unless previous arrangements are made.

Condition Statement

It is the buyer's responsibility to be knowledgeable about the condition of the property before bidding. This is a live auction, and the buyer is advised to inspect the items in person during the week prior to the auction. As a courtesy, World Auction Gallery makes condition reports available prior to the auction.

All lots are sold "AS IS." No statement regarding condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. Any such warranty is WAIVED. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO SALE RESCISSIONS WILL BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF CONDITION, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Conditions of Sale

The auctioneer (World Auction Gallery) at its discretion reserves the right to refuse participation in this auction by any bidder, whether on premises, participating on-line, by telephone, or through absentee bid. World Auction Gallery reserves the right not to accept bids via internet bidding for lots of high value.


Check, money order, Cash,and bank wire transfer are all accepted. Please note: We no longer accept credit cards over the phone for Jewelry, watches and gold.

After completion of the sale, all purchases must be paid within 14 days and picked up within 30 days. If the items have not been picked up after this timeframe, the purchaser will be charged $10 per item per day.

Tax Policy

If located in New York the sales tax is 8.625%, unless the purchaser has a valid resale certificate. For your convience a link to the resale certificate can be found here

Bidder FAQ

We typically give our customers 2 weeks to make a payment before emails/calls are sent out. After 3 weeks it is possible that your item(s) may be sold to the underbidder.

Please note: We only keep the items up to 30 days after the auction free of charge. After that time there will be a charge of $10 per item per day warehousing fee upto 45 days after the auction. After the 45 days we reserve the right to sell the items in auction that are not picked up or haven't had arrangements made for shipping. Sorry but, No Execptions!

No we do not provide in house shipping, however we do work with shippers in our area who can assist you with getting your items to you. A list of recommended shippers can be found above

All phone bidders are required to fill out a phone bidder registration form. On the form you would enter your information as well as the lots you would like to bid on. We typically call you 3-5 lots before yours comes up. At that time we will guide you with the bidding process.

These online platforms charge extra fees for using their services. While we do what we can to provide our customers with the fairest prices possible, the costs assoiated with using these platforms cause us to have higher premiums. We do encourage our customers to bid in person, leave an absentee bid, or bid on the phone. This way you get the lowest price possible!

A typical auction time can vary depending on the number of lots. Usually about 70 lots per hour is the speed at which our auction progresses.

Congratulations on winning your lot(s). An invoice will be emailed to you with various information providing you with payment options and shipping contact information. You are also free to pick up items in person as well. If you have a Resale number send it to us or if picking up in person feel free to fill out and bring this form with you. 


Contact Us


228 East Meadow Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554


Phone: (516) 307-8180
Fax: (516) 307-8179