The many convenient ways to bid with Montrose Auction!






Proprietary Online Bidding Platform
– 18% Buyer’s Premium
– 3% BP Discount for Cash/Check
Join us in a traditional auction setting
– 18% Buyer’s Premium
– 3% BP Discount for Cash/Check
The house bids up to your max bid
– 18% Buyer’s Premium
– 3% BP Discount for Cash/Check
– No option to adjust your bid
Bid live with one of our phone agents
– 18% Buyer’s Premium
– 3% BP Discount for Cash/Check
Online Bidding Platform
– 22% Buyer’s Premium
– 4% Credit Card Fee
– Sales Tax (Proxibid all sales)
– No BP Discount
– Proxibid: Some items may be restricted from bidding.
NFA/SOT/Class III or any other material deemed offensive by Proxibid’s standards.

– GA sales or pick-up subject to 8% sales tax

Attend the Auction

The best of all possible options is to attend the live auction in person. This puts you right in front of the auctioneer and allows you to place bids directly. No apps, clerks, or Internet to get in the way of your bidding. Making it easy to pick your entry and exit points.

Attend the auction preview, to personally inspect the lots offered.  Preview opens 2 hours before auction time.



Live Internet Bidding!

Live Internet bidding is available through our proprietary auction platform Montrose Live, it offers the most competitive online bidding option.   Enter absentee bids, bid live during the auction or just follow along as the auctioneer progresses through the catalog from the comfort of your personal device. With our dedicated business-class Internet service, you can be assured your bids will be telegraphed to the auctioneer in a quick and decisive manner.

Pre-bidding starts when the catalog is posted, typically 2 weeks before auction day.  All lots start at $1. By the time the auction goes live, many of the lots already have pre-bids. In most cases, the auctioneer will start the bidding at the pre-bid amount, as these bids represent the current high bid.

Absentee Bidding

Absentee bids can be entered in person,  by phone (with established clients), email and fax. Just fill out the absentee bid form and return prior the auction start. Can’t stay for the auction, not a problem, visit the office to fill out an absentee bid form. Only see a few items that fit your collection, submit an absentee bid form.

Montrose Auction Inc. will execute your bids competitively against other bids, i.e. live, phone, Internet and absentee. In the case of a tie bid, the auctioneer will recognize the earliest bid entered as the winning bidder.

Phone Bidding!

See some Lots too important to miss? Bidding by telephone is the answer. By making arrangements prior to the auction, we will schedule one of our trained staff to give you a call as your lots approach. This is the next best thing if you can’t attend the auction in person.

Our staff will guide you every step of the way, telling you the current bid and relaying the asking bid price. The staff member then relays your bids to the auctioneer. By phone bidding you’ll have instant feedback, knowing whether you’ve won!