Before the auction, our catalog is always available for viewing at our website and other platforms such as Liveauctioneers and Invaluable. If you would prefer a book copy, please contact us before the auction, or request a copy at the auction.
The preview for each auction is always held before the auction date, usually for seven (7) days in advance. It is strongly recommended for potential bidders to come to the preview and inspect the interested lots carefully. On the day of auction, the preview period ends as soon as auction starts.
On Site Bidding 現場競標
To participate the auction in person, simply come to the auction at the auction date. Bidder must first register at front desk, with valid form of ID, and may be asked to provide a credit card on file. Then, a paddle will be given to the registered bidder for use during the auction. During the auction, bidder may bid on any item by raising the paddle to the auctioneer's request for bid. The bidding will continue until the auctioneer determines the winning bidder, and will finish the lot by announcing the hammer price and bidder number. Once the bidder has finished bidding on interested lots, head to the front desk, return the paddle, and pay for the winning lots.
Bidding Online 在綫競標
California Asian Art Auction utilizes Liveauctioneers and Invaluable online auction service. To view our catalog and bid online, bidder may register with Liveauctioneers or Invaluable, and then register for the desired auction. The online auction bids has a 5% premium over floor bids, telephone bids, and absentee bids depending on the platforms. Please visit our webpage these online services or contact us for more details.
Telephone and Absentee Bids 電話競標和缺席競標
If bidder prefer to leave absentee bids or execute phone bids, simply download and complete the Absentee/Phone Bidding Form, and return it to us either in person, E-Mail, or fax. Bidder must submit the form at least 24 hours before auction.
For absentee bids, bidder must submit the highest amount they are willing to bid. During the auction, the auctioneer will execute the bids on behalf of the bidder at regular bidding increments, similar to normal floor bidding.
For phone bids, our representative will contact bidder a few lots ahead of the designated lots, and execute bids on behalf of bidder.
Please do note that in the event of tied bids, the auctioneer has the sole discretion of awarding the winning bid, usually in favor of floor bidder.
We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), cash, wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, and check. All payments must be made in US dollars, and lots will only be released after full payment is received. If paying by check, it must be cleared by bank first. Payment must be received within seven (7) days of the auction.
我們接受信用卡（Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)，現金，電匯，銀行本票，郵政匯票以及支票。任何付款貨幣單位必須為美金，拍品將會在貨款到賬以後發出。如果用支票方式付款，需銀行到賬之後方可提取拍品。付款必須在拍賣結束後7天內收到。
We only pack and ship small items. It is recommended that buyers to use local shippers or preferred shippers to pick up, pack, and ship the lots. Please see our Local Shipper List for recommended local third party shippers to assist you in shipping to and from our facility.
Please contact us with specific lot numbers, and any additional requests, question, or concerns.
|Online Buyer's Premium
|$0 - $20,000||20%||25%|
|$20,001 - $500,000||18%||23%|
The standard bidding increments are shown below, but it may change at the auctioneer's discretion.
|$0 - $99||$10|
|$100 - $499||$25|
|$500 - $999||$50|
|$1,000 - $2,999||$100|
|$3,000 - $4,999||$250|
|$5,000 - $9,999||$500|
|$10,000 - $29,999||$1,000|
|$30,000 - $49,999||$2,500|
|$50,000 - $99,999||$5,000|
|$100,000 and above||$10,000|
Terms and Conditions of Sale
Before bidding, please make sure you have read and understand our Terms and Conditions of Sale. If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact us via telephone, E-Mail, or fax before leaving any bids.