How to Buy at Auction

No matter if you are beginning a collection, choosing a piece of jewelry, or decorating your home, you will find something perfect to suit your taste, interest, and budget at Abell. Buying with us is easy! Follow the steps below.



Please click on the Login button on the upper right corner of our website.  You will need to create a username and a password.  A confirmation link may be sent to your email, please check your spam folder as well.  Once you have created your login, please register for the auction you wish to bid by clicking on the link to the auction and then clicking the registration button.  All registrations will be approved directly by Abell Auction.  Please call us in the office if you have any questions.  310.858.3073

Register to Bid


Contact one of our associates at our office at 310.858.3073 to bid by phone or direct absentee bid

How to Bid


Phone bidding is available for out-of-area residents for our weekly online and quarterly auctions only on items estimated at $1,000 or above. Please contact a representative prior to the auction to arrange a phone bid. A buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.


Absentee bids are available in all auctions. Contact a representative or submit your bid in person.

Online Bidding

We offer live online bidding for all auctions.  Please follow the login link in the upper right to create a username and a password. A 25% buyer’s premium will be applied to all online purchases.

Register to Bid


In Person

Items are available to preview prior to all sales. We encourage buyers to visit the gallery to verify the condition of any item they are considering before bidding.  Abell is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm PST.


Catalogs are posted on our website at least a week prior to the date of sale.

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After the Auction


Payment and pickup is due within seven days past the date of purchase. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.

Please call our office at 310.858.3073 to make a payment today.

Buyers Premium

A buyer’s premium of 25 percent is applied to all purchases.

Pick Up & Shipping

Abell does not ship any merchandise directly. However, we can refer you to one of our vetted outside contractors.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm PST. for all pickups at our 2613 Yates Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90040 location.  For shipping, The “Preferred Shipper’s List” can be found under Buy & Sell. If you have any questions about picking up your items, please contact the inventory manager, Kyle Stoner at 310.858.3073.