We regret that for security reasons, all commission bids from absentee bidders
must be written and signed. We will accept absentee bids by email only from established clients.
Please send in your bids early. Between similar bids, the first received will get
priority. Bids received less than 24 hours before the auction may not be
Dealer/Bank references may be requested from bidders unknown to Mavin. These should be
submitted in good time before the auction.
Payment may be made by checks, bank drafts or money orders drawn on a Singapore or US bank, or
by direct bank transfer. Personal checks drawn on a US bank may take up to 28 days to clear.
Checking Bidding Status Online
Mavin allows you to see the bidding status of all lots on our website before the start of floor bidding. The bidding status will be
updated regularly once the catalogue is on the web. For mail bidders, we will inform you of the bidder or "paddle" number
assigned to you upon request if you include your e-mail address on the bid form. Your paddle number will not be divulged to anybody else.
You will therefore be able to check if your bids are below the reserve (it will simply appear) or if another mail bidder has outbid
you. Paddle numbers will only appear in the case of tied bids to indicate whose bid takes precedence.
So, if you find you have been outbid, you still have a chance to fax
in further bids. Updating of the bid status will stop 24 hours before the auction, so as to minimize "sniping".
Please provide an email address so that we can email to you your bidder number which will enable
you to check the status of your bids online.
Bidding increments are at the discretion of the auctioneer, but will generally be as follows:
|$50 - $100||$5|
|$100 - $300||$10|
|$300 - $1,000||$20|
|$1,000 - $2,000||$50|
|$2,000 - $5,000||$100|
|$5,000 - $10,000||$200|
|$10,000 - $20,000||$500|
|$20,000 - $50,000||$1,000|
|Above $50,000||At the auctioneer's discretion|
Odd bids may be rounded down at the discretion of the auctioneer.
For a printable version of the Commission Bid Form, please click on the link below. Please mail or fax
the completed Form to Mavin at least 24 hours before the auction begins.
Commission Bid Form