We strongly suggest serious bidders attend our live events in person. In addition to participating directly on auction day, you'll also be able to inspect any property you will bid on. All events take place in our Chicago auction gallery, on the city's north side.
Can't make it to Chicago and bid live, in person? Once you have registered as a bidder with Potter & Potter in advance of an auction, you may arrange to bid live by telephone. Fill out and submit the absentee bidder form, indicating which lots you are interested in, and a staff member will call you during the auction so you may bid on them. Contact us for additional details.
You may submit bids in advance of an auction by filling out and submitting an absentee bidder form by Fax, email, snail mail, or telephone. Your bids are confidential, and your high bid will not be executed unless required by competitive bidding. In many instances, absentee bidders purchase items for amounts well below their high bids.
Conducted through our partner sites, including LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable, and Bidsquare, this option allows participants to bid live on auction day, in real time, online. Internet bidders may also place absentee bids in advance of the sale through LiveAuctioneers.