The bidding begins:
Typically we will begin the bidding process at the low estimate then the bid price is raised by a combination of in-room bidders, absentee bidders, telephone bidders and live online bidding and in no particular order.
Our auctioneers are natural, highly skilled multi-taskers scanning the room for bidding activity. Their eyes and reactions are what determine the placement of bids and the final hammer price.
How a sale is completed:
Once all bidding is exhausted and there is only one bidder left the pace of the Auction slows and the Auctioneer provides fair warning before lowering the gavel and concluding the purchase with the highest bidder.