Bidding with Revere is simple. We offer several bidding methods to make the process as seamless and easy as possible.

Bidding Process

Register prior to auction– online, by phone, or absentee.


We offer bidding prior to the start of all our auctions.


Online and phone day of live bidding available.

How To Register

Register to Bid

Our auctions are available for live bidding on our website. We also list our auctions on various auction platforms to allow people to bid online using the forum they prefer. The buyer’s premium and terms and conditions of sale may vary depending on the platform used.

Bid by Telephone

We offer phone bidding, which allows you to place your bids verbally in the moment. Please fill out our telephone bid registration form here to have a staff member call you during the live auction. We will call you around 5-10 minutes before your item comes up.


Bid Absentee

If you are unable to attend one of our sales another option is to bid by absentee. An absentee bid allows you to place your maximum bid on an item, which our auctioneer will bid up to on your behalf. You can fill out an absentee bid form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I bid in an auction?

We host our auctions online only. You can bid directly through our website, as well as on several popular auction platforms. We also offer telephone bidding and absentee bidding. Registration is free and easy to sign up for. You can register here.

*We manually approve all of our bidders, so there may be a delay between registering and being approved to bid.

What is the buyer’s premium?

Bidding directly through Revere Auctions via our website, absentee, or phone, has a 25% buyer’s premium. This is a fee added to the hammer price that the buyer pays. Bidding through third-party platforms (LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, The Sale Room, etc.) has a buyer’s premium of 28-30% depending on the website to reflect the additional fees they charge. Please check those platforms for the exact BP.

What are your terms of sale?

Please follow this link to view our full terms and conditions of sale here.

How will I know if I was successful?

If you are the winning bidder after the completion of the auction, you will receive an email indicating that you have won. Invoices will follow separately within 24-48 hours of auction closing.

What happens after the auction?

Once the live auction has closed, our staff manually processes the auction in full. If you were the winning bidder, you will receive an invoice to the email address you registered with. Invoices typically go out the next day. Note that in the case of multi-day auctions, invoices will go out within 24 hours of the auction’s last day.

How do I get the items I won?

All shipping at Revere Auctions is provided by third-party shippers. We do not ship items in-house. We work closely with several shipping vendors on a regular basis. Please contact them for a quote and choose the vendor that works best for your needs. You can learn more about shipping options here.

*Please reach out to us if you are having difficuly finding shipping for your item(s) and we will do our best to assist you.

What happens if two people bid the same amount?

The winning bids are selected at the auctioneer’s discretion during the live portion of the auction. When placing an absentee bid online, there is always a chance that an item will sell to someone else during the live auction for your max bid due to the back and forth nature of bidding. While the auctioneer strives to stagger bids so left bids are executed optimally, tied bids are unavoidable, and a single winner must eventually be selected. Ties are resolved at the discretion of the auctioneer. Given that people value items similarly, this happens much more frequently than people might imagine.

Can I buy something that passed during your auction?


You are able to make post-auction offers on any unsold lot after an auction has ended. Please reach out to us directly about the lot and the amount you would like to offer. 

*Please note that the buyer’s premium will be applied to your purchase should your post-auction offer be accepted.

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