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.


In Person

You can register for free at the gallery during previews or at any time prior to the auction.


Register for free anywhere there is internet access at least a week prior to the auction.

Register to Bid


Contact one of our associates at our office at 323.724.8102.

How to Bid

In Person

At this time, we are not hosting live, in-person auctions. A safe, socially-distant, in-person preview is available before all auctions.


Phone bidding is available for out-of-area residents for our weekly online and quarterly auctions only on items estimated at $3,000 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 quarterly and online weekly sales. Register to bid online at least a week prior to the sale. 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.


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 323.724.8102 to make a payment today.

Buyers Premium

A buyer’s premium is applied to all purchases.

Pick Up & Shipping

Abell does not ship any merchandise. However, we can refer you to one of our vetted outside contractors. Please contact our office to request a list of approved vendors. If you have any questions about picking up your items, please contact the warehouse manager, Miguel Gonzales, at 323.724.8102.