BUYING AT WHYTE’S
– a step by step guide
Join our collectors’ invitation list
and register your email address for notifications of
Whyte’s auctions, invitations to receptions and other events. Or you can
telephone or post your details. A small subscription is charged for catalogues by
post – this is waived for regular buyers.
View the sale
Try to attend the pre-sale exhibition, but if this is not possible, email or telephone
us for details of the items you are interested in – we are happy to act as your
“eyes” and will give impartial advice on quality and condition of any lot in our
Bidding in the room
Register to bid on the day – you will receive a paddle (number) to be identified
by the auctioneer when bidding.
Bid live online...
From our website or via Whyte’s Auction App. All our auctions are broadcast live
in streaming audio and video so you can see and hear the auction as you bid –
it’s the next best thing to being there!
Cannot make the auction?
Leave an Absentee Bid.
This is where you leave a bid with us and we bid on your behalf at the auction.
You can phone, fax, email or post this bid to us in advance of the auction. Lots are
purchased as reasonably as possible, other bids allowing.
Arrange a telephone bid
This is where a Whyte’s staff member calls you during the auction and bids live on
your behalf for the lot you are interested in. This facility is only available for lots of
a certain value – usually in excess of €1,000 – and must be arranged at least 24
hours prior to the auction.
SOURCING IRISH ART & COLLECTIBLES
Whyte’s can also assist in sourcing works of art or other collectibles at galleries and
auction houses worldwide. Our specialists comb auctions and exhibitions
throughout the world – both printed and on-line – to find rare and beautiful objects
for our discerning clientele. We also have offers of art and collectibles for sale by
private treaty. We regularly represent and bid on behalf of clients at auction houses
and galleries around the world.
WHYTE’S GIFT CERTIFICATES
The ideal choice for Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas,
Retirements and any special occasion. Each certificate is personalised
and beautifully presented in a hand tied gift box. Includes a
complimentary full year’s subscription to Whyte’s catalogues and
invitations to Whyte’s Private Preview exhibitions. Enquire at our