How to Buy

  1. Stuart Kingston auctions are open to the public. Buying at auction is easy and our knowledgeable staff is available Monday through Friday to assist you with any questions you may have about bidding at auction (please call (302)227-2524 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions).
  2. There are four ways to bid through Stuart Kingston: in person, absentee bids, bidding by telephone and online bidding. Please keep in mind that phone, absentee and Internet bidding should be arranged, and registration confirmed, well before the start of each auction session.
  3. The final sale price is the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium At Stuart Kingston the buyer’s premium is 15.% (see Conditions of Sale, 20% if bidding through LiveAuctioneers).
  4. When you come to Stuart Kingston please be sure to bring your driver’s license and a credit card (Visa, MC, American Express or Discover) for the purpose of opening an account with Stuart Kingston and registering to bid.
  5. When bidding at auction you have entered into a contract, which means that if you are a successful bidder, you are required to pay for them. It is therefore important that you inspect all items before you make a purchase (look at the image, read the description, review the condition report, inspect the item in person if possible and, if you still have questions, please give one of our experts a call at (302) 227-2524 and we’ll be happy to assist you). We endeavor to be fair and forthright with our descriptions and condition reports, however we ask that bidders acknowledge that antique items often show normal signs of use and wear consistent with age that may not be specified in a condition report. If you have expectations of perfection in the items you purchase, it is advisable that you inspect lots in person and that you do not submit absentee bids as your definition of condition may be more exacting than an appraiser could have time to verify (see Conditions of Sale for more info. or click on the Condition/Photo Request Form to ask a quest.).
  6. We sell about 100 lots per hour .When the auctioneer says “sold”, title of the lot passes to the high bidder. In the case of a dispute, the auctioneers decision is final.
  7. Once you have made a purchase at our auction house, you can pay for it with cash, check, credit card, bank check, or money order. Once payment is received our staff will retrieve your purchase, or, if you are not attending the auction in person, release your purchase to the shipper of your choice. We do ask that anyone purchasing large items call ahead to make sure we have someone available to assist you with loading your purchase. All items must be paid for within 10 days of the day of sale and picked up within two weeks of the day of sale (see Payment and Shipping for more information).




Auction Center


Saturday, March 7, 2020
Auction begins at 9:30am
Doors Open 8:30am
If you cannot bid on-site, register to bid online.






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Currently Accepting Consignments!