BUY


Learn how to purchase the lots on display

Download Purchase Order

Download Telephone Bid Order

 

OUR CATALOGUES

Immediately before each auction our catalogue is issued and our exhibition opens to the public. During these four days of exhibition, our clients can come in to see the lots at auction whilst consulting the catalogue for information and price of the lots. We also place the catalogue online for our clients’ convenience.

EXHIBITION

Visiting our exhibition is free. Dates and times are previously announced online or sent by email to our clients. During the exhibition, those interested in seeing and examining the lots for auction may do so, and our staff is available to help you with any doubts or queries you may have.

THE AUCTION

There are three ways to buy at auction:

  • Attending the auction – registering yourself for the auction where you will be given your bidding paddle. When you want to bid on an item, raise the paddle so that the auctioneer can see you. If you are successful, the auctioneer will make a note of your paddle number and you can then pay for the item at the Front Desk. If you are bidding on more than one lot, you can pay for everything you have bought in one go at the end of the auction.
  • Order Bid - You are welcome to place an order bid, which we can make on your behalf during the auction. All you need to do is complete an order bid form at least 4 hours prior to the auction starting time, specifying the lot(s) on which you want to leave an order bid. This gives us written permission to act as your representative to try and secure the Lot(s) at the lowest possible price, subject to any reserve and interest from other bidders;
  • Telephone bidding – On the day of the auction, we will telephone you about five lots before your lot is announced. Once bidding begins, we will talk you through as the bids progress and ask you at each stage if you wish to continue. This will carry on until you are successful, or tell us that you want to stop bidding

Both the Order Bid and the Telephone Bid Order are available on this page. All you have to do is complete the forms and hand them in at the Front Desk or you may email them 4 hours before the auction begins. The auctioneer will bid and try to buy the lots for the lowest price possible, never exceeding the specified maximum value.

 

 

AFTER THE AUCTION

If you have successfully bought your lot, you must then proceed to payment and collection of your piece at the end of the auction or within 5 days. The price you pay is the amount at which the auctioneer's hammer falls (the hammer price), plus a buyer's premium (a percentage of the final hammer price) 15% plus tax. You will be given an invoice made out to the name and address on your Registration Form, which may not be subsequently altered. The invoice gives a breakdown of the various costs.

Methods of Payment:

  • Cheque
  • Bank transfer
  • Debit card

(We do not accept credit cards).

All transfers must state the relevant auction number, lot number and your bid / paddle number. If transferring from a foreign currency, the amount we receive must be the total due after currency conversion and the deduction of any bank charges.

                             

Leiloeira S.Domingos
Banco BPI
NIB: 0010 0000 4641 7330 0012 8

IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 4641 7330 0012 8

 

Withdrawn lots

Unsold pieces may be puchased for the base price at the end of the auction. A buyers premium of 15% plus tax must be added to the base price.  This base price is non negotiable.

Auction results

Auction results are available online in real time during the auction at www.leiloeirasaodomingos.pt.
Order Bid results should be requested directly by email or telephone during our working hours.

 

CITES Certificate - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Any piece which incorporates either ivory, tortoiseshell, rhinoceros or coral, needs to be previously certified by law. The buyer of any of these pieces will receive the relevant CITES certificate for their piece which he must then register in his name