About Athens Auctions

How to bid in our auctions

Bidding is easy with our PUBLIC AUCTIONS or our special online WEEKLY AUCTIONS!

After entering an auction, just click any category or subcategory to view lots. You can also search for a specific lot number, a word or a short phrase in our item descriptions by entering it in the space provided and clicking "Begin Search".

To place a bid on any lot, just enter your bid amount in the space provided next to the lot description and click the "Enter Bid" button. A talley of your bids will appear in the upper left-hand side of your screen. Click "View Bidsheet" to view or change your bids at any time. When you are ready, click the "Finalize Bids" button to transmit them directly to us (using a secure server). It's that simple!

Our Public Auctions that appear on this site are part of our regular Catalog auctions, which also receive bids by phone, fax, and mail. Our Weekly Auctions, however, are only seen online. Therefore, you will know what the minimum bid is before placing your bid. Click "Check Bid Status" to find out whether or not you have the highest bid on all lots you have previously finalized. Additionally, our web site will notify you by e-mail in the event someone outbids you. The exact close time is displayed on the top of each auction page.

Also for Weekly Auctions, you can view Prices Realized (for your reference) and Unsold Lots, which are available for immediate purchase at the opening bid price.

** The prices (opening bids) are starting prices and we will not accept underbids (bids that are lower than these starting prices) **
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