Absentee Bidding

Rafael Osona Auctions provides three easy and secure methods to leave absentee bids. If you are unable to participate in an auction in person or by phone, an Absentee Bid allows you to place a maximum bid amount on individual lots.

  • Pick up an Absentee Bid Form at the Preview, fill it out and submit it to the office in person, by fax (508.228.8778), or email (info@rafaelosonaauctions.com).
  • Download an Absentee Bid Form, fill it out and submit it to the office in person, by fax, or email.
  • Register online to submit your Absentee Bids electronically. After you sign in you can browse our upcoming auctions and leave bids on individual lots.


All absentee bids are executed competitively with the audience up to the amount specified. If the bidding stops in the audience on the exact amount of the Absentee Bid you may place Plus One/ or + 1 next to your Bid to avoid a tie. If two or more identical absentee bids are received from different bidders, the bid first received by the Company will take precedent. Your absentee bid should be the maximum amount that you are willing to bid, taking into account Buyer’s Premium and applicable Sales Tax. The auctioneer will bid competitively for you up to that amount, meaning that you could potentially end up winning your lot for less than your absentee bid price.