How to Buy

  • Online & Mobile

    To bid online, create an account and register for live bidding in our digital saleroom. The digital saleroom gives clients the ability to place bids in real time online or through our iOS and Android app.

    Our digital saleroom is optimized for Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. If you would like to bid using our digital saleroom, please register within 24 hours from the start of the sale. Registration is not required to view the live-stream.

    Download our Online Bidding Guide for a step-by-step reference to registering and placing bids in online-only auctions. For bidding remotely in live auctions, see our step-by-step guide in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

  • In-Person

    To attend an auction and bid in person you will need to register for a paddle in advance of the sale by filling out and submitting a registration form for New York, London, Geneva or Hong Kong.

  • Absentee & Telephone

    To bid in an auction you will not be attending, please complete the form for either absentee or telephone bidding and submit via fax or email at least 24 hours before the sale.

    For absentee bids, Phillips will bid on your behalf and attempt to purchase the lot for you at the lowest price, allowing for other bids and reserves, up to your pre-submitted maximum bid.

    For telephone bids, we will contact you during the sale, and a saleroom representative will bid live with you over the phone. Bid amounts do not include buyer’s premium and applicable sales tax.