We make bidding for antiques at our auctions simple and accessible with several different ways to participate:

Online

Online bidding is becoming increasingly popular with antique buyers for its convenience. With a reliable internet connection, you can bid online from wherever,  whether you’re on a business trip, in the comfort of your home or on the road.

You can leave an absentee bid online through our website or one of our two partner bidding platforms’ — LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable.

These online auction house sites also allow you to bid live, watch the auction and leave an absentee bid.

Phone

Over the phone bidding is simple. Before the auction, let us know what lot you are interested in.

During the auction, we will call you three to five lots before the piece you want to bid on so you can make your bid live over the phone.

Complete one of our bid forms and submit it by 5 p.m. the day before the auction to participate as a phone bidder.

Absentee

Can’t make the live auction? Complete one of our bid forms and submit it by 5 p.m. the day before the auction to participate as an absentee bidder.

In-House

Come to our showroom on the day of the auction and register upon arrival. In-house bidding allows you to see the auction items up close and get the full experience.

Buyer’s Premium

Provided below is information explaining our pricing structure:

 In-Person, Telephone & Written Absentee 

  

On Our Website Catalog  LiveAuctioneers  Invaluable 
20%  25%  28%  30% 
Cash or Check:  +0%  Cash, Check or Credit Card:  +0%  Cash, Check or Credit Card:  +0%  Cash, Check or Credit Card:  +0% 
Credit Card:  +3%  Wire Transfer: +$25  Wire Transfer: +$25  Wire Transfer: +$25 
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

Condition Reports

We strongly recommend that all bidders please contact us for a condition report for any items they intend to bid on. worldauctiongallery@gmail.com or 516-307-8180.

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