Bid by Proxy

2016 Small Works, Great Wonders Fixed-Price Proxy Sale

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers proxy bidding for those unable to attend the Small Works, Great Wonders Art Sale Friday, November 11, 2016 but would like to make a purchase. Each year we assist several individuals with this service.

Each person placing a bid must purchase a ballot book (cost per book is $75). The ballot book contains one ballot for each artwork. Only persons who purchase a ballot book can bid on the art. Ballot books are limited to one per person.

Proxy bids will be placed on your behalf on Friday, November 11. If you want to bid on one piece, list that artwork and the pertinent information on the proxy form. If you decide to bid on 2 or more pieces of art, list all pieces on the proxy form with specific instructions of your intent to purchase. In this case, you must indicate whether you want both, or if you get #1 that you do not want #2 and so forth.

Example: Rank the items you wish to purchase:

  1.   Good Times                     Joshua Tobey                $Price
  2.   October Morning            Francois Koch               $Price

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT IF MORE THAN ONE ARTWORK IS LISTED AND YOU ARE DRAWN ON ALL YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO PURCHASE ALL ARTWORKS UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED (in writing).

Proxies must be received by NOON, Friday, November 11. You may fax your proxy form back to Trent Riley at (405) 478-4714 or email Triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org. A ballot book will be charged to you in order to place the bids on or before Friday, November 11.

For your information, two names are selected during the sale and posted. The first person (or proxy) drawn has 20 minutes to confirm the sale. A horn will blow to mark the end of 20 minutes. If the first person chosen has not claimed the work of art, then the second person becomes eligible to purchase the work, etc.

Small Works, Great Wonders purchasers can expect a credit card fee that totals three percent (3%) of their total invoice. If your bid is selected, and other payment arrangements have not been made, your credit card will be charged on or around 11/11/2016. Please notify your credit card company that a large charge is authorized at that time. Bidders paying by check must ensure their check arrives by Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Be sure to provide a phone number or email where you can be reached on the day of the sale.

You will be notified immediately after the sale if you are successful in your bid. Please contact Trent Riley at (405) 478-2250 ext. 251 or e-mail Triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org if you have any questions. Shipping arrangements can be made by contacting associate registrar Sherri Duncan at (405) 478-2250 ext. 249.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROXY BID FORM