We hold live auctions at 6pm on the second Saturday of each month at the Scott Antique Market. If you would like to bid on an item but cannot attend the auction, we offer phone or absentee bidding. You can also bid on our auction items online through third-party online auctions, but the fees are often higher.
Live auctions are at the heart of our business. We love the excitement of live auctions, and we think you will too. You will see and learn about beautiful objects from around the world, while enjoying complimentary food, wine, and spirits. Watch the bidding drama unfold and jump in with a bid yourself if you feel inspired!
18% percent per lot, regardless of your method of payment. In other words, we do not offer any discount for payment by cash or check. There is an additional 3% fee for credit card payments.
In phone bidding, one of our agents will be on the line with you during the live auction and will relay your bids to the auctioneer. In absentee bidding, you will inform us of your bidding instructions ahead of time and your bids will be relayed to the auctioneer.
Simply complete the electronic bid form (without the Max Bid Amount), note the lot numbers you are interested in, provide us with two good phone numbers where you can be reached, and submit the form on the site, or via email or fax.
There are three different methods for submitting an absentee bid. Choose the one that is best for you.
Peachtree & Bennett will send an invoice via email (if available). We make a strong effort to communicate with successful bidders as early as the Sunday following the sale. If we don’t have an email on file, a gallery representative will get in contact via phone. If you do not hear from us, please call us!
Yes. We offer live online bidding services via the following sites:
WHAT IS THE BUYER’S PREMIUM FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVE ONLINE BIDS?
The buyer’s premium for live online bids is 23% percent. Please keep in mind that while it is very convenient to bid live online, it could be slightly more expensive than absentee or phone bidding — learn how to save.
WHAT ARE MY SHIPPING OPTIONS?
We do not offer in-house shipping; however, we have a list of preferred shippers who can assist with quotes, pick up, packing, and shipping of your purchases. For details and recommendations, see packing and shipping information.
CAN I LEAVE ABSENTEE BIDS THROUGH INVALUABLE OR LIVEAUCTIONEERS?
Yes. Bids taken place through these online venues are subject to a much higher buyer’s premium and are executed via the computer at the time of the auction. To avoid these higher fees, you can submit your absentee bids directly to Peachtree & Bennett.
WHICH PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
The following payment methods are accepted: