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In Person Preview Days

The opportunity to browse in person is always recommended and can be an exhilarating experience for those with a passion for antique treasures and collectibles. Merchandise is available for viewing the week prior to Saturday sale:

Wednesday 10 - 6 Thursday 10 - 7 Friday 10 - 5

Live Bidding at the Auction

Bidding is easy and you do not need to be a professional. To bid at the gallery sale, you need to register in person either during the preview or the day of the sale. You will need a legal photo I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport. A credit card will be needed as well. A bidding paddle will be issued to you for use during the sale.

Bidding Online

Bid live during the actual sale from the comfort of your home or office. Simply click on our Catalogue menu link in the navigation bar and you will have direct access to our online bidding service via and If you are a first time bidder on either platform you will need to register a day in advance of the Saturday sale date.

Absentee / Telephone Bidding

If you prefer to bid without attending the sale you may send us your bid form using our Absentee / Telephone Bid Form. You may fill in and send the form online, or download the form and mail or fax to:

36-01 Queens Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101 USA

You must fill out all fields as well as type in your signature on the e-mail form. All absentee bids must be received by 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time on the Friday prior to sale. Telephone bids must be $500.00 in value or above.

Buyer's Premium

All in house purchases have a Buyer's Premium of twenty-three percent (23%). Purchases online have a buyer's premium of twenty five (25%) percent. On bids placed through Capo Auction directly (i.e. phone bids, absentee bids, or in-house bids), a discount of three percent (3%) can be applied to all payments by cash, check or money order if received by Capo Auction within five (5) business days of sale for an effective rate of twenty percent (20%).


If you have any questions or need a condition report, please call us at 718-433-3710 or e-mail us at:

We will be glad to have a specialist answer your questions.