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Buying at Swann

  • Buying at Swann

    All of our auctions are open to the public and free of charge. 




    Guide For Bidders

    1 • Read our Terms and Conditions of Sale and Advice to Prospective Bidders.


    2 • Visit an exhibition or view our online catalogue.


    3 • Ask questions: Swann specialists are accessible in person, by phone or email. 


    4 • Choose a bidding method:

    In person: register in person for a paddle a half hour before or during the auction.

    Absentee: submit bids in advance online on any lot view page in our online catalogues, in person or over the phone, authorizing the auctioneer to bid up to your specified limit.

    Telephone: we'll call you and bid on your behalf during the auction.

    Live Online Bidding: available via Invaluable.com


    5 • The buyer's premium and any applicable sales tax and shipping costs, as outlined in Terms and Conditions of Sale, are added to the hammer price of each lot sold.


    6 • Invoices are generated approximately an hour after the sale has concluded. If you are not present, a preliminary invoice will be sent to you via e-mail, and a final invoice will be mailed to you within a week of the sale date. We do not accept credit cards, payment must be made via cash, cashier's check, or certified check drawn on a U.S. bank.


    7 • Purchases cannot be claimed until the auction has concluded. 


    Still have questions? Please get in touch.







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