Learn How to Bid:

You may want to get on our mailing list to receive our monthly reminder and preview card by mail or through the internet.  To register, simply call us at 803-387-5570, register online, or sign up at the front registration desk at our next auction.

  • Registration
  • Conditions of Sale
  • Condition of Item
  • Do's and Don'ts


In order to bid on any item you must register with the auction  Registration adds your information into our auction system and provides you with a bidder card.  Without a bidder number you cannot bid on items.


Feel free to walk through the gallery and look at all of the items.  It's a good time to meet other people with similar interests and staff is available to answer questions you may have.  Examine carefully those items that particularly interest you.  You must obtain a bidder card prior to bidding and this is an ideal time to sign up at the registration desk.

We encourage you to arrive early to have time to preview our items and to get a good seat.

Leaving a bid in Absence:

You may leave an absentee bid if you can't or don't want to be present during the auction.  We bid for you and usually don't start with your maximum bid.  About 80% of the successful absentee bids are sold for less than the maximum.  It's always better to be present, however.

Conditions of Sale:

The Conditions of Sale are the Rules and Regulations that govern each auction.  If you have questions concerning our Conditions of Sale please ask one of our staff members.

Set a Limit:

Decide in your mind roughly what your limit is on the item.  "If it sells for $200 or less, I'll buy it.  If it sells for more than $200, I don't want it."  You don't have a lot of time during the auction of that item to debate how much to spend.


Raise your card clearly showing your bidder number until you get the item.  Remember, there is an additional charge (buyer's premium) added on all items, plus sales tax, unless you have a valid resale license on file with us. 
Remember that a bid is a contractual agreement - once bidding is over if you are the winning bidder you are obligated to purchase the item at the winning bid price. 
Please note that everything sold at Adams Auction Gallery begins at least at a $5.00 minimum.

"As Is Where Is":

We make every effort to alert you to damage of an item or blemishes during the auction.  However, please note that ALL itmes are sold AS IS WHERE IS.  This is why it is recommended that you carefully preview items you are interested in.

Pick Up of Purchased Items:

All items should be paid for and picked up preferably on the day of sale, but in any case, no later than 3 (three) days after the auction, or a storage charge may be levied.  You are responsible for bringing your own boxes and packing material for the smaller items, and your own crew to assist with the heavier items.  Our staff is not responsible for carrying the items to your vehicle.

Do's and Don'ts:

Do - Remember to keep good notes
Do - Bring friends to help offer guidance
Do - Dress Comfortably and in layers
Do - Be sure the Auctioneer sees you
Do - Remember to bring your own boxes and packing material
Do - Relax and have fun

Do Not - Hesitate to ask for help
Do Not - Delay in picking up your purchases



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