For bidders not present in the gallery for the sale, but still wishing to bid live, a phone bid is an excellent option. After registering for a phone bid with the online form or by filling out a form in person, a Clarke Auction representative will call you from the saleroom several lots before your specified lots. The representative will be on the phone with you through the sale of the item you wish to bid on and will relay your bids to the auctioneer.
Due to the potential for a fast and competitive bidding experience, Clarke suggests that once they have relayed the current asking price, please say “Yes” or “No” in a clear and concise manner. This will ensure that your bids are registered properly and you do not miss any of the lots you wish to win.