Buying at Auction


Bidding at auction is easy. You may bid on items, also know as lots, in several convenient ways:


If you are unable to attend our auction, you may bid live by phone. A representative from Palm Beach Modern Auctions will call you the day of the auction several minutes before your lot comes up for auction. The auction representative will place bids on your behalf in real time as the item is being auctioned. You will be able to bid just as you would if you were at the auction in person.

To bid by phone: complete a phone bid form and fax it to 561.586.5540. It is not necessary to reveal your maximum bid on the form because you will be bidding live.


If you are unable to attend our auction, you may place an absentee bid(s). Our auction house will place your bid(s) up to but not greater than the maximum amount specified on the absentee bid form. The auction house will try to purchase the lot(s) for as little as possible but will not exceed the maximum bid amount specified.

To bid absentee: complete an absentee bid form and fax it to 561.586.5540.


You may bid live online by registering with Once you have registered with you will be able to bid on a lot as though you were at the sale in person. On the day and time of the auction, log on to and place your bid(s) live as the lot(s) appear on your screen.

To bid online and for details on how to bid online go to


You may attend the auction on the day of the sale and bid live and in person at the auction.

To bid on the floor: the day of the auction present a photo id, credit card, and sign an acknowledgement of the auction terms & conditions. Once you are registered, you will obtain a bidders number which you will hold up when you wish to bid on an item.


  1. All bidders are required to read and acknowledge the auction terms and conditions of the auction.
  2. Absentee & Phone Bid forms may be faxed or e-mailed. Palm Beach Modern Auctions will confirm receipt by fax or e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
  3. Lot condition reports may be obtained by completing and faxing or e-mailing a Condition Request Form.
  4. Payment & Shipping: Palm Beach Modern Auctions will furnish you with an invoice. You may pay the invoice by check, bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Once payment has been received, you may pick up you items or arrange for shipment.