Financial Institutions that Trust American

How Do I Register for an Auction?

If you are planning on bidding onsite, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the auction to register. Registration takes place at the registration table or the auction office.
A valid ID, business card and a suitable deposit will speed up your registration. After registering you will receive a numbered bidder paddle, and an auction lot catalog detailing the items being offered for sale.

If you are planning on bidding online, to guarantee being approved to bid, you should register at least 24 hours before the auction. We recommend registering much earlier!

If you have never bid online before, you need to first sign up for an account (First Time Registration).

Once you have an account setup and approved, you can then register to bid at an individual auction.

Once you have registered for the auction, our staff will be notified. We will then approve you for the auction or contact you for additional requirements. Once you have met these requirements, you will receive an email  stating that you have been approved for the auction.

What time does the auction start?

Most of our onsite auctions start at 10:00 am or 11:00 am, local time, but this can vary, please check the event details on the auction page.

Our online sales usually are active for five days or more, with all bidding ending on the date posted. The individual lot closing times are staggered, all of the lots do not close at the same time.

What should I bring in order to Bid?

If you are planning on bidding onsite please bring a valid ID, a business card, and a form of payment.

Acceptable forms of payment include: Cash, Certified Checks and Credit Cards. Business Checks are only accepted along with a bank letter of guarantee. Wire transfers are accepted for final payment, but must be supplemented with one of the above forms of payment as a deposit.

If you are participating online, valid credit card must be entered. Please note that if you have any negative comments, or are participating outside of North America, a deposit will be required before you are approved to bid.