Issue #104  4/18/2006
NYC Auction Bidding

I will be traveling to New York City April 20-26 for the upcoming Spring photography auctions there. If you would like me to bring specific prints to see while I am in New York City or would like me to preview and/or bid for items at auction there, please call me now. While I leave April 20th, auction previews and bids can be made about two or three days before the actual auction itself by either calling my Asst. Director Marthe Smith at 1-215-822-5662 or me directly (after April 20) on my mobile at 1-215-518-6962. I usually only use my mobile while traveling so do not call it earlier than April 20th.

My company Vintage Works, Ltd.'s auction services are charged at 5% of the successful hammer price against a minimum of $125 in the United States ($250 minimum in Europe). The minimum includes items that you are unsuccessful for or those that we warn you off of. The minimum is the same for one item or five items per auction. In other words, it is only $250 total (not per lot) to check out up to five auction lots (for more than five lots, please call). Usually, if you want us to actually bid for you, you will have to fax your details to the auction house with a signed authorization for us to do this. That is one of the reasons why it is best not to wait until the last few days. We never accept competing bids for the same lot and will only accept one client per lot to avoid any conflicts.

I will also be going to the Paris and London photography auctions coming up in May, so you may wish to call me about those auctions soon as well.