Amero Auctions

Guide to Bidding at Amero Auctions

Phone Bidding

 How do I register to place a phone bid?

We offer our clients the opportunity to participate with a live representative via telephone to bid when they are unable to participate in-person.  

  • Below download our phone bid forms so that we may reach you via telephone when your item(s) are on the auction block.   Read over, print, and sign Terms and Conditions, complete forms, and return application package to for approval. 

Absentee Bidding

 How do I place an absentee bid?

So you never have to miss out on your item when you it's impossible participate in any other method, we offer you the convenience of bidding in absentia.  Here is our Complete Guide For Absentee Bidding.

  • We have absentee bid forms available for download below so that you can place your absentee bid should you not be able to participate at our live auction in-person, via telephone or on-line.  Read over, print, and sign Terms and Conditions, complete forms, and return application package to for approval.  

Live Auction Bidding

 How do I register for live bidding?

We make it easy for you to register prior to visiting us at our beautiful Sarasota gallery. 

Online Bidding

We offer on-line bidding through LiveAuctioneers and InValuable.  Please follow the link for your on-line partner of choice to get pre-approval prior to the auction beginning.  We recommend registering at least 2 days prior to auction day.

Important FAQs

  1. Have questions?  Here are the most frequently asked questions, about the different ways to bid, registration, pre-approval, Terms and Conditions, and auction etiquette.  

What methods can I bid?

  • We offer in-person, telephone, absentee, and on-line methods of bidding.

What is the Buyer's Premium?

  • It depends on how you acquired your winning items, but all buyers agree to pay a buyer's premium based on hammer bid amounts as follows: 

  1. In-Person: Eighteen percent (18%) of the hammer price will be added to the successful bid. 3% discount for cash or check on day of auction. 
  2. Phone or In-House Absentee:  Eighteen percent (18%), regardless of payment method. 
  3. On-line with Live auctioneers or Invaluable: Twenty-three percent (23%), regardless of payment method. There are no discounts for bids placed through live on-line bidding platforms. 

How do I receive my item(s):

  1. You can pick up at our Sarasota gallery.
  2. We also offer economical delivery to Atlanta, Ga for MOST auction purchases.
  3. Otherwise, you arrange for your own independent crater and/or shipper to pick up on your behalf from our Sarasota gallery.  A list of resources is provided below.

Download Our Forms and Applications

Below is a list of forms for bidding approval and the agreements required for auction registration.  

Sign, complete, and send all forms to