Methods of Bidding
Bid In Person | By Phone/Absentee | Online
All of our auctions are held live in our galleries at 51 Atlantic Highway (Rt. 1) in Thomaston, Maine. There is always plenty of seating and parking available. Please review our Terms & Conditions prior to registering to bid.
To bid in person (floor bidder), you must register at our front desk. Registration is open from the Monday prior to the auction through the end of the auction. Seats may be reserved by calling our gallery prior to the auction. All bidders must provide a valid driver’s license or other form of identification. The buyer’s premium for floor bidders is 17 percent.
You may bid by phone or leave an absentee bid that will be exercised by a Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ representative. To bid by phone or to leave an absentee bid, you must fill out our Phone/Absentee Bidder registration form online or you may download a PDF and return the completed form by mail, email or fax. Once we have received your registration, you will be called to verify your phone number and/or to provide a credit card number. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. If we do not a have a credit card number, your registration is not complete. You also may call us at 207-354-8141 and we would be a happy to register you over the phone. All registration forms must be received no later than noon on the day preceding the auction. Bid forms received the day of the auction MAY NOT BE PROCESSED. The buyer’s premium for phone and absentee bidders is 17 percent.
We offer three online platforms that allow you to leave an absentee bid and/or to bid live during the auction. Thomaston Live is our own in-house platform and is accessed through our online catalog. Online registration is separate from phone or absentee bidder registration. If you have registered as an absentee/phone bidder, you are not automatically registered to bid on Thomaston Live and vice versa. We also list our auctions on Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Each platform has its own registration procedures. You will be notified when your registration has been approved. Buyer’s Premium for online bidding, regardless of platform, is 20 percent.
PLEASE NOTE: Registering to bid online and registering to bid on the floor or by phone require separate procedures.