Buying at Hutter Auction Galleries
Buying at Hutter Auction Galleries is a simple and enjoyable process. Whether you’re a long-time collector, furnishing a new home, or just interested in an occasional “find”, all of our auctions offer an abundance of fine and decorative arts at accessible price points. First-time buyers appreciate our welcoming environment, and enjoy being able to purchase alongside established dealers.
Every month we offer a fresh and varied collection of goods, ranging from antique to contemporary. Auctions are held in our gallery at 631 West 27th Street in NYC, Saturdays beginning at 11am. Public exhibitions are two days prior to the auction at the Gallery from 10am until 7pm, and from 9:30-11:00am on auction day. A printed catalog is available for anyone previewing the sale in our gallery. Alternatively, an online fully illustrated version of the catalog is available on our website.
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How to Bid at Hutter Auction Galleries
If you are interested in purchasing an item from our auction there are several ways to participate:
Bid In Person - You can bid with us in person on auction day. Register with a member of our staff, who will provide you with a numbered paddle to help you bid.
Absentee Bidding – You can leave an absentee bid in advance of the auction. Let us know the maximum amount you are willing to bid on an item, and we will bid on your behalf. We will only go as far as is necessary to obtain the item. For instance if your maximum bid is $500 and the bidding for an item opens at $100, we then bid $125 for you. If no other bids come in, then you get the item for $125, even though you left a bid for more. That is auction integrity and honesty.
Bid By Phone – You can bid by phone during the auction. A Day before the auction starts, provide us with your contact information, the lot number you would like to be called for, and the best phone numbers to reach you. A member of our staff will call you a few lots before your item comes up to act as your agent, bidding along with you. Please be an experienced bidder before requesting this option. Please note, phone bids are for items estimated at minimum of $500.
Online Bidding – You can leave an absentee bid on the Hutter Auction Galleries website in advance of the auction. You can also bid live during the auction by registering with LiveAuctioneers.com and following the prompts. Please click here to visit Hutter Auctions NYC on the LiveAuctioneers website. (Please note, all internet based bids carry a buyers premium of 23%)
- A 20% buyer's premium is added to all winning bids executed in person or with the assistance of Hutter Auction Galleries staff.
All bids executed online will be charged a 25% premium.
Important Payment Notice
- Payment is accepted by cash, check, major credit cards, or EFT (wire transfer).
- We reserve the right to hold items until checks clear our bank.
-As of January 1st, 2016 we do no accept credit card payments on invoices totalling more than US$4000. including buyers premium. We will NOT accept a partial payment with credit cards on these invoices.
Important Pick Up Issues
-After you have won your items, you have 5 business days to pick up or have the items picked up on your behalf. If items are still here after that time, you will be charged late fees and storage rent. The most crucial issue in our business is getting items out after they have been paid for. To protect your merchandise, pick up must be prompt. If we have to move items post auction, this costs time and money and will prevent us from setting up for our next auction. Please adhere to these terms.
You’ve Won! Now What?
How to Get Your Goods Home
Once you have been successful in bidding on one or more items, there are several ways to pay and get your new possessions home:
Payment: You can pay by cash, check, major credit card, or wire transfer/EFT (Please note that we do not accept PayPal). You will need to pay sales tax unless you have a resale certificate or you are shipping the goods out of New York State. If you want, you can pay as soon as the auction session has ended and take your goods with you on the spot!
You can pick up your goods or arrange for shipping:
Hutter Express Pickup Service: If you want to pick up your goods in person, call ahead and we will bring your items curbside so you don’t have any hassles with parking. With this service you can even pay your invoice at the curb!
UPS: You can arrange with UPS to pick up, pack and ship your items. UPS Store 4419 makes regular pick-ups at our Gallery. Simply call them at 212-989-3593 to arrange this service (they can also be reached at ww.theupsstorelocal.com/4419/ , or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Just give them your Hutter Auction Galleries lot number(s) and they will guide you through their payment and shipping process. It couldn’t be easier