There are three different ways to bid at our auctions. The first and best way is to attend the sale in person each day. This will allow you to inspect all items of interest,  participate in room trading and enjoy the excitement of the auction experience. We realize that not everyone will be able to be at the sale, so we offer other options. Absentee bidding will be available on all items. If you wish to leave a bid on any item in the sale, we will conduct bidding for you on a competitive basis.  This means that your bid will be executed as if you were at the sale. Arrangements for absentee bidding must be made in advance to provide enough time for us to enter the bids. An absentee bid form will be available in our catalog or can be downloaded from our website. The other bidding option is phone bidding. Phone bidding will be available on a limited basis and we request that phone bidding only be used on items that will be bid to more than $250.00. Arrangements must be made well in advance for phone bidding as only a limited number of phones will be in use. The same forms used for absentee bidding can be used for phone bidding. Credit card information or 20% deposit will be required for all absentee and phone bidding. All absentee and phone bids will pay a 15% buyer's premium. We strongly recommend that you ask any questions about items well in advance of bidding.  Please call  (301) 416-2854 or email for more information.

NEW ONLINE ABSENTEE BIDDING: we now offer absentee bidding signup and bid placement on the internet. This only applies to absentee bidding and must be done at least 24 hours prior to the sale. Click on the online catalog link below to view our catalog and place online absentee bids.



TERMS: All items sold as is, where is with no warranty expressed or implied. Buyers premium is discounted to 10% for cash or good timely checks for bidders present at the sale, 15% for any other time, place, or form of bidding or payment. Checks over $2500.00 must be accompanied by a bank letter of credit unless the bearer is pre-approved by the auction house. Dealers must have a valid copy of their sales tax license on file with Old Town Auctions or bring a current valid copy, if not, tax must be charged.

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