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Buying At Auction

Buying At Auction

Auctions are the Best Way to Build a Collection

     Since the Roman Empire and earlier, the public auction as a determinant of value has been universally accepted as the best method to sell assets and determine value. During the 17th century, catalogued auctions became common in France and elsewhere on the Continent, and today internet technology has made worldwide, real-time bidder participation possible.

     We leverage this new technology whereever possible to provide exceptional convenience for both buyer and seller. We utilize the LiveAuctioneers.com bidding platform along with other venues to reach as wide an audience as possible, which draws fantastic relics and collectibles to our sales for your bidding pleasure. Please click the LiveAuctioneers.com logo in the right-hand column to be taken directly to our Auction House page which lists all current and past sales.


The Artifact Company Difference

     As a bidder, you can be confident that every item we sell has been pre-screened by our experts to meet our stringent standards for quality and authenticity. We attempt to describe all items accurately and in detail where possible to arm you with as much information  as possible so you might make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to bid.


Many Ways to Participate

     We offer multiple ways for you as a bidder to participate.        


Phone and Absentee Bidding

     Phone Bidding is ALWAYS an option for any of our sales, whether floor or internet-only. Provide us with a list of the items you wish to bid on no later than the Friday before a sale, and someone from our phone bank witll call you just prior to that Lot opening. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Auction, we cannot accept incoming phone calls during a sale. You may also contact us prior to a sale with Absentee bids which we will execute as aggressively as possible to ensure you never overpay for an item..



Live Floor Bidding

     For our Floor Sales we offer traditional Live Bidding from the crowd as well. It is exciting and you can collect your won pieces that day rather than wait for Shipping.



Internet Bidding

     Internet Bidding is becoming the most popular way to participate in an auction. The LiveAuctioneers.com platform is highly secure with regards to protecting your privacy, and at no time can other bidders, consignors, nor even us as a member auction house know who you are or what you have bid. In fact, many bidders love the convenience of leaving absentee bids with the LiveAuctioneers.com system, and not worrying about watching the sale live on Auction Day. The Live Bidding Window provides for real-time bidding during an auction as well.


Flexible Preview Options

     We can arrange for personal-attention and a private preview at our Mount Sterling, Kentucky Offices before any of our auctions, Floor or Internet-Only. We invite you to utilize the services of your expert at any time before an auction to review any prospective purchase. We regularly welcome individuals who bring their own testing equipment such as microscopes to preview items before a sale.


Auction Day Information

     On Auction Day, we generally have a morning preview period (for Floor Sales) followed by the auction itself. Both Floor and Internet-Only sales run between 75-90 Lots an hour. Sales will run until complete. For detailed information about venue location please feel free to call us toll-free at 1-800-466-3836








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