How To Bid - Thomaston Auction
New England’s Trusted Auction & Appraisal Professionals.
51 Atlantic Hwy
Thomaston, ME 04861
207-354-8141 • 800-924-1032

How to Bid

Bid in Person

LIVE in-person bidding is fun! Come join our gallery audience and get a front row seat for a close look at the exciting objects up for auction. Masks are still recommended, but not required. If you forget your mask and want to come inside to preview or bid live during a sale, we can provide a disposable one for you at the front door.

Bid by Phone or Absentee

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  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. We require current contact information and a valid credit card. If we do not a have a credit card number, your registration is not complete. 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. Buyer's Premium for TPAG Phone/Absentee bidding is 20%.

Bid Online

We offer three online platforms that allow you to leave an absentee bid and/or to bid live online during the auction. Thomaston Live is our own in-house platform and is accessed through our online catalog. We also list our auctions on Liveauctioneers, and Invaluable. Each platform has its own registration procedures. You will be notified when your registration has been approved. 
Registering to bid through our online platform 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.  Buyer's premium is 25% for all online bidding, live or absentee.
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Payment Options

If you bid through LiveAuctioneers, BidSquare or Invaluable, you will be invoiced through those platforms and must pay your invoice with them. Any invoice more than $25,000 must be paid by wire transfer. For all other invoices, we accept payments in cash, by personal, business, bank or cashier’s check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Please have your invoice number and billing address available when making your payment. This information will help us expedite payment processing. For more details see our Payment Options page.


Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
51 Atlantic Hwy
Thomaston, ME 04861

PO Box 300
Thomaston, Maine 04861

PH: 207-354-8141
PH: 800-924-1032
FAX: 207-354-9523

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