Registration / Bidding Options

Live Bidding

Live internet bidding

  • Existing customers can simply login to bid live online through our website at www.historyauctioneers.com or www.alexautographs.com
  • New bidders must first register and establish an account prior to bidding.
  • Please register at least 24 hours before the auction to confirm your registration and become familiar with our website.
  • A 25% buyer’s premium and applicable state sales tax applies for all bids through www.historyauctioneers.com or www.alexautographs.com. A 2% discount off the buyer’s premium can be requested for payments made by cash, check, money orders, and wire transfers. (Wire transfers will only be accepted for amounts exceeding $750). A 5% surcharge applies for using any and all third-party bidding platforms, such as, but not limited to, Invaluable.com, Bidspirit.com, Liveauctioneers.com, etc.

Live Phone Bidding

  • Bid live with an Alexander agent over the phone – just as if you were attending in person.
  • Agents will call you before the lot comes up for sale, keep you informed during the bidding, and place any bid you request on your behalf. Phone bidding will not be recorded in your online bidding account with us.
  • You may call us at 203-276-1570 or email sales@alexautographs.com to request your phone reservations.
  • Phone reservations for any number of lots will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to the auction.
  • A 25% buyer’s premium and applicable state sales tax applies. A 2% discount off the buyer’s premium can be requested for payments made by cash, check, domestic bank transfers, and money orders.

Live in Person

Live auctions are held at:

Alexander Historical Auctions
98 Bohemia Ave, Second Floor
Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915

Phone 203-276-1570

Fax 203-883-1483

Email sales@alexautographs.com

  • Please have identification available.
  • New clients should be prepared to present a major credit card. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
  • A 25% buyer’s premium and applicable state sales tax applies. A 2% discount off the buyer’s premium can be requested for payments made by cash, check, domestic bank transfers, and money orders.

Absentee Bidding

Online Absentee Bidding

  • Existing customers can simply login to place absentee bids online through our website at www.historyauctioneers.com or www.alexautographs.com
  • New bidders must first register and establish an account prior to placing absentee bids.
  • Please register at least 24 hours before the auction to confirm your registration and become familiar with our website.
  • Absentee bids are accepted until the beginning of the live auction.
  • A 25% buyer’s premium and applicable state sales tax applies for all bids through www.historyauctioneers.com or www.alexautographs.com. A 2% discount off the buyer’s premium can be requested for payments made by cash, check, domestic bank transfers, and money orders. A 5% surcharge applies for using any and all third-party bidding platforms, such as, but not limited to, Invaluable.com, Bidspirit.com, Liveauctioneers.com, etc.

Absentee Bidding via phone, email or fax

  • We encourage all bidders to place absentee bids online through our website at www.historyauctioneer.com or www.alexautographs.com in order to receive outbid notices and being able to track your bids in your account.
  • Absentee bids that are left with our staff will not receive outbid notices and will not display in your online account.
  • Bidders may submit absentee bids by calling us at 203-276-1570, by email to sales@alexautographs.com or by fax to 203-883-1483.
  • Please do not leave phone messages.
  • Bidders who use fax or email are encouraged to seek confirmation that their bids were received.
  • A 25% buyer’s premium and applicable state sales tax applies for all bids through www.historyauctioneers.com or www.alexautographs.com. A 2% discount off the buyer’s premium can be requested for payments made by cash, check, domestic bank transfers, and money orders. A 5% surcharge applies for using any and all third-party bidding platforms, such as, but not limited to, Invaluable.com, Bidspirit.com, Liveauctioneers.com, etc.

Bidding Increments

Please note the correct bidding increments. Alexander Historical Auctions reserves the right to adjust bids to the proper increment if necessary.

Bidding Price / Correct Increment
$0 – $100 / $10
$100 – $500 / $20
$500 – $1,000 / $50
$1,000 – $2,000 / $100
$2,000 – $5,000 / $250
$5,000 – $10,000 / $500
$10,000 – $20,000 / $1,000 (or at auctioneers discretion)
$20,000 – $50,000 / $2,500 (or at auctioneers discretion)
$50,000 – $100,000 / $5,000 (or at auctioneers discretion)
$100,000 – + / $10,000 (or at auctioneers discretion)

 

Abbreviations:

We use the following abbreviations in lot descriptions. It is the buyer’s responsibility to read and understand these abbreviations.

A.L.S. – “Autograph Letter Signed” Letter completely in the hand of and signed by the noted individual. These letters always have a salutation, ie: “Dear Fred”, “Sir”).

A.N.S. – “Autograph Note Signed” A very short A.L.S., perhaps only a single line.

S.P. – “Signed Photograph”

I.S.P. – “Inscribed Signed Photograph” A signed photograph bearing an additional inscription, potentially a dedication, military rank, etc.

T.L.S. – “Typed Letter, Signed” Body of letter is typed.

Manuscript L.S. or D.S. – Body of the letter or document is in another hand, but piece is signed by the person of interest.

D.S. – “Document, Signed” Could be a printed document, a check, etc. Signature is hand-signed.

A.Ms.S. – “Autograph Manuscript Signed” Usually a lengthier text, no salutation, handwritten and signed by the noted individual. Ex.: a signed legal brief, a war reminiscence, etc.

A.Q.S. -“Autograph Quote, Signed” A quote of any type handwritten and signed by the noted individual.

A.M.Q.S. – “Autograph Musical Quote, Signed” One or more bars of music, with or without lyrics, handwritten and signed by the noted individual.

A.L., A.M.Q., A.Ms., A.N., A.Q. are all handwritten by the note individual, but NOT signed.

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