At Eldred’s, you can bid in person, online, over the phone or through an absentee bid.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Please email [email protected].

Come to the auction! Auctions are free to attend and are open to the public. Registration is simple and easy, just bring a photo I.D. Most of our auctions take place at our headquarters on Cape Cod, located at 1483 Route 6A, East Dennis, MA 02641.

Prior to bidding, please read our Terms & Conditions of sale. By submitting a bid you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

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Important note: In response to the threat of COVID-19, in-person bidding may be limited or unavailable. Please call 508-385-3116 to confirm this bidding option.


If you are unable to attend the sale, you can submit your bids by completing our online bid form, or download the PDF version and submit it in person, by fax to 508-385-7201, or email to [email protected].

We ask you kindly submit your form at least 24 hours before the auction. We have limited phone lines and requests are honored in the order in which they are received.

For absentee bids, on the day of the auction an Eldred’s staff member will bid on your behalf, attempting to purchase the lot for you at the lowest possible price, up to the maximum you have provided.

For telephone bids, an Eldred’s staff member will call you a few minutes before your lot comes up and bid live with you over the phone, communicating to you the bidding activity in the room and relaying your bids to the auctioneer. In the event we are unable to reach you, if you have left an “emergency/disaster” bid, we will bid on your behalf up to that amount.

Please carefully review your form for accuracy of lot numbers, phone numbers, shipping information, etc. By submitting the bidding form, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.

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Watch the auction, leave absentee bids or bid live from your smartphone or desktop with Eldred’s Live platform and app. There are no additional fees to bid online beyond our standard buyer’s premium and applicable sales tax. All online bidding is solely at the risk of the bidder. Eldred’s shall not be held responsible for any failure to properly execute bids placed online. Online bidding is at the mercy of your internet connection.

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We suggest examining items in person as much as possible by attending the auction exhibit held in the days leading up to each auction. Otherwise, review our detailed condition reports and multiple images online. Still have questions? Our specialists are happy to assist you.

To request a condition report, click on the detail page of each lot or contact us directly. Please inquire about the condition of lots prior to placing a bid. We kindly request all condition report requests be submitted at least 48 hours before the auction.

Our specialists have exercised reasonable care to catalog and describe correctly all lots, but we do not warrant the correctness of description, attribution, authenticity or condition of all lots. Eldred’s provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients. A condition report is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Eldred’s holds no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and the effects of normal aging. All items are sold as-is.

A buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyer’s premium is 28 percent of the final bid price up to and including $500,000, and 10 percent of the final bid price over $500,000. For select sales, the buyer’s premium is 26 percent of the final bid price up to and including $500,000, and 10 percent of the final bid price over $500,000

When applicable, state and local sales taxes will be added to the hammer price and buyer’s premium.

To submit your sales tax exemption or resale number with us, please call 508-385-3116 to speak with our accounting department.

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Tiffany Studios Tea Screen, sold for $8,400