I will be previewing the New York City auctions next Wednesday through Friday (October 10-12) and attending the auctions themselves the following week. If you wish me to preview any work for you, please call me at 1-215-822-5662 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by or before next Tuesday, October 9th. My mobile while I am in New York will be 1-215-518-6962.
My normal terms are 5% of the hammer price, which excludes the Buyer's premium. Please remember though when bidding that the Buyer's premium has been raised by Sotheby's and Christie's to 25% (from the previous 20%) on the first $25,000 and then 20% up to $500,000 (from the previous $200,000). Fortunately Swann has not raised its premiums.
My services include a condition report, consultation on pricing and evaluation of the item and, when necessary, bidding on it for you.
You need to notify the auction house, usually by fax, that I, through my company Vintage Works, Ltd., will be bidding for you.