Bidders must register for each T2 auction in which they wish to participate via the Register to Bid link.
Registrants will be asked to choose a Bidder ID. The Bidder ID should not identify the bidder as all Bidder IDs are public. All registration information is kept strictly confidential and secure. Bidders are responsible for keeping their registration information and preferences up to date and correct.
To make changes to an existing registration, click the My Account link.
There is a $1.00 charge to register.
Tarisio reserves the right to refuse the registration of any bidder at any time.
Bidding on all lots in each auction opens as soon as the catalog is published online. Each lot has a separate ending time as listed in the catalog. Ending times are staggered to accommodate bidders interested in multiple lots. All times are listed in Eastern Standard (EST) or Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) as appropriate.
Bidders are encouraged to place bids online, but those without access to the internet may leave bids at the viewings or submit bids by telephone. To place telephone bids please call +1 800 814 4188 (New York sales) or +44 (0)20 7354 5763 (London sales) after having registered with T2 in advance.
Please note: left and telephone bids are handled as proxy bids. These services are provided as a courtesy to bidders, and although every effort will be made to execute bids on time and accurately, T2 will not be responsible for any error or failures to execute left bids. In the event that identical bids are left by two or more parties, T2 will honor the first bid received.
By placing a proxy bid, a bidder sets a maximum amount that he or she is willing to spend and enables the auction software to execute bids as necessary on his or her behalf. The auction software will place an initial bid (one increment above the current bid) and then wait. If a challenging bid is placed by another bidder, the auction software will automatically execute a bid on behalf of the original proxy bid (again, one increment above the current bid). The auction software attempts to place as few bids as possible in order to keep the bid amount as low as possible. Under no circumstances will the auction software exceed the amount of a proxy bid. A proxy bid is strictly confidential and is encrypted securely in the auction software.
To place a proxy bid, the bidder should select the relevant lot and click the Place Proxy Bid button. After selecting a proxy bid amount from the dropdown list, the bidder is asked to confirm his or her Bidder ID and password. The bidder will then receive an email confirming that a proxy bid has been placed. If the maximum amount of the proxy bid is ever exceeded, the bidder will receive an outbid notice by email.
Bidding will be conducted according to the following increments, regardless of the sale currency:
|0 to 240||by 10|
|250 to 475||by 25|
|500 to 950||by 50|
|1,000 to 2,400||by 100|
|2,500 to 4,750||by 250|
|5,000 to 9,500||by 500|
|10,000 to 24,000||by 1,000|
|25,000 to 47,500||by 2,500|
|50,000 to 95,000||by 5,000|
|100,000 to 240,000||by 10,000|
|250,000 to 675,000||by 25,000|
|700,000 to 950,000||by 50,000|
The T2 website provides complete and current bidding history for all lots.
If there is active bidding within the last 10 minutes of a particular lot’s published ending time, the ending time will automatically extend for 15 minutes. This is done as a courtesy to the recently outbid bidder. The ending time can continue to extend indefinitely for as long as there is active bidding.
Because of the way web pages work, the bidding information you see on your computer screen may at times be slightly out of date. T2 lot pages will automatically refresh every two minutes; however, to make sure you are seeing the most accurate uptodate bidding information, you can click Refresh or Reload on your browser window to request the latest bidding information from our server.
When the reserve for a lot is met or exceeded, a highlighted message appears beneath the description of the lot reading Reserve Met.
The high bidder at the closing time of each lot will be emailed a successful bid confirmation; each high bidder is also requested to set their shipping, payment and other preferences. Within 48 hours of the close of the sale, bidders will receive a preliminary invoice for the lot(s) they have successfully purchased. The invoice will include the buyer’s premium and any applicable shipping fees and taxes based on the bidder’s preferences. It is the responsibility of the bidder to notify T2 should he or she wish to have a particular purchase shipped or invoiced by means other than those specified on the preliminary invoice.