At LAMA we offer an array of buying options to accommodate your bidding preferences:
In-person, absentee, and/or bidding over the telephone

We encourage attending the preview to inspect items up for auction beforehand. Viewing the lots in person is an invaluable part of the auction experience. Previews in our showroom start at least seven days prior to the auction day. For exact dates and times, please visit the Events page. If you cannot attend the preview, we welcome you to request a condition report prior to bidding. Contact a LAMA representative for a condition report at, and be sure to include the Lot number.


Arrive early to register for a bidding paddle. You will need your driver’s license and a major credit card. Be sure to read the Conditions of Sale in the catalogue. You may also register at the preview.


If you cannot attend the auction in person you may register ahead of the auction day and submit an absentee bid form. In this case, a LAMA representative will act as your agent and place your bid during the auction. Click here for the Bid Form.


Another option is to bid live on the phone with a LAMA representative. In this case, fill out the Bid Form ahead of time. Please note LAMA is in the Pacific Time Zone. We encourage you to be on a landline as cellular and digital phones sometimes are unreliable and less clear. We have a limited amount of phone lines available for bidding, therefore submit your form request early. This service is on a first come, first served basis. By registering for the Phone Bidding service you acknowledge and consent to allow LAMA to record telephone conversations. Click here for the Bid Form.


Online bidding takes place on the main web page in real time during the auction. For more information, please contact a LAMA representative.