How To Buy at Auction | Abell Auction Company

How To Buy at Auction


Anyone can register for free.


    You can register at the gallery during previews or at any time prior to the auction.


    Register anywhere there is internet access at least a week prior to the auction.


    Contact one of our associates at our office at 323.724.8102.

How to Bid

We are happy to accommodate bidders both locally and internationally. If you can’t attend the auction in person, we offer other methods of bidding.


    Experience the full excitement of weekly auctions every Thursday starting at 9 a.m. Registration is free and open to the public. See our Payment Section below for more information.


    Phone bidding is available for out-of-area residents for our quarterly and specialty sales only on items estimated at $3,000 or above. Please contact a representative prior to the auction to arrange a phone bid. An 20% buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.


    If you cannot attend one of our sales in person, you may arrange a proxy bid. Contact a representative or submit your bid in person.


    We offer live online bidding for quarterly and specialty sales. Register to bid online at least a week prior to the sale. A 25% buyer’s premium will be applied to all online purchases.


Items are available to preview prior to all sales. We encourage buyers to visit the gallery to verify the condition of any item they are considering before bidding.


    Previews for weekly auctions take place every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at our gallery. Previews for quarterly auctions take place the week prior to the sale.


    Up-to-date photos of our weekly merchandise are posted on our website at the beginning of each week. A fully illustrated catalog will be available prior to each quarterly sale. Find out more about our upcoming auctions.   Weekly Auction » Quarterly Auction »

After Auction


    Full payment is due within 3 days. Auction items must be picked up within 3 days of the auction. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.


    A 20% buyer’s premium is applied to all purchases.


    Abell does not ship any merchandise. However, we can refer you to one of our vetted outside contractors. Please contact our office to request a list of approved vendors. If you have any questions about picking up your items, please contact the warehouse manager, Miguel Gonzales, at 323.724.8102.