How can I sell with Howard and Thomas?
We are always looking for quality consignments. To schedule an appointment for an in-house examination of large groups of property, please email us and Barry or P.A. will be happy to come out and have a look. The best way to work with single objects (or just a few objects) is to email an image of the object or objects to email@example.com
How often are auctions?
Howard and Thomas has three types of auctions:
Howard and Thomas Curated
Sales of finer objects from estates and private collectors, the perfect opportunity to find the perfect object for your collection. Provenance driven and built around single-owner collections.
Curated sales will occur at least three times a year
Howard and Thomas Discovery
Sales of a wide assortment of objects from estates and private collectors offered without reserve. Ranging from the eclectic to the mundane, perfect for the treasure hunter.
Four to six times a year
Howard and Thomas Special
Sales of special objects, musical instruments, sports memorabilia and collectibles often in conjunction with regional partners.
Where can I bid?
All of our auctions take place online, usually at LiveAuctioneers (www.liveauctioneers.com). Register to bid on LiveAuctioneers and place your bids. We are available to help with registration if you are having any issues, please contact us.
What are your Terms and Conditions?
Whether you are new to purchasing at auction or a seasoned bidder, please take the time to read our Terms and Conditions of Sale. It's not the most exciting reading material out there, but it is very important that you understand what you are agreeing to when you place a bid with us. Please click here to read them: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
How can I preview items?
We publish an online catalog for every auction on LiveAuctioneers. Auction catalogs will provide everything you’ll need to be a well-informed bidder with detailed descriptions, condition statements, and multiple high-quality images detailing each lot offered for sale.
Every lot offered in our auctions has been examined for condition issues. All lot descriptions in our auction catalogs contain a Condition Report. Please remember, although we do our best to note and photograph every explicit condition issue, assessing condition is often subjective. Please make sure you are comfortable with the condition before you bid. Feel free to contact us for additional photos or to answer specific questions or concerns. If possible, see the item in person. All items are sold as-is.
We will always have a preview of items that are offered for sale at our gallery during the auction. Special preview hours will be sent to our mailing list and we are always available by appointment. Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to get all of the updates.
What is the Buyers Premium?
The Buyer's Premium is a percentage additional charge on the hammer price of the lot that must be paid by the winner. Howard and Thomas charges twenty-five percent (25%) Buyers Premium on all lots sold up to $200,000 and twenty percent (20%) on the portion over $200,000.