LIVE in-person bidding is BACK! We are thrilled to be able to offer in-person bidding at our summer auctions. For now, masks will still be required for all auction guests & staff regardless of vaccination status. 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.
In-person bidding is available for Saturday & Sunday of the August sale (Friday will be audio only with no in-person bidding). If you would like to bid LIVE IN-PERSON on either day (or both!), please call the office at 207-354-8171 to reserve your seat. Seating will be limited and masks will be required.
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.
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
. 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.
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.