Bid by Proxy

2019 Small Works, Great Wonders Fixed-Price Proxy Sale

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers proxy bidding for those unable to attend Small Works, Great Wonders, Friday, November 8, 2019, but would like to purchase art. 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 8. 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. In the event you are bidding on sculpture with additional castings, please indicate if you wish to receive an additional casting if not drawn for the piece on display.

Example: Rank the items you wish to purchase:

  1.   Moon Dip                          Teresa Elliott                 $Price
  2.   Snow Time                        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 8. You may fax your proxy form to Trent Riley at (405) 478-4714 or triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org. A ballot book will be charged to you to place the bids on or before Friday, November 8.

At 7:00 p.m. two names are selected and posted. The first person (or proxy) 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.

A service fee of 3% will be added to all purchases. Buyers choosing to pay by check or wire will be given a discount of 3%. Due to changes in law regarding sales tax, Oklahoma state and local sales tax (8.625%) will be added to the purchase price. Tax exemptions will be verified, and buyers must present proof of exemption at the time of purchase. Bidders paying by check must ensure their check arrives by Wednesday, November 13, 2019. If your bid is selected, and other payment arrangements have not been made, your credit card will be charged on or around November 8, 2019. Please notify your credit card company that a large charge is authorized at that time.

PLEASE PROVIDE PHONE NUMBERS 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 triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org if you have any questions. Shipping arrangements can be made by contacting special exhibits shipping coordinator Derek Marzolf at (405) 478-2250 ext. 249.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROXY BID FORM