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How To Bid With Us


Due to Covid-19 guidelines in Dallas County, there will be NO LIVE CROWD for the T. Boone Pickens Dallas Estate Auction – Sept. 12th through 15th.

Also note that pickups will not begin until Sept. 16th. Please contact us in advance to arrange a pick-up time.


A simple and easy way to bid Live Online, or to leave a bid and let the platform take care of the rest. Please take a moment to register for bidding at or Bidder approval is on an individual basis and may take a few days to process. Please call us at 214-943-7801 if you have any questions or concerns.

If you choose to bid using one of these third party platforms, please follow the terms of service and registration procedures listed on their sites. Keep in mind that bids placed on one of these third-party sites cannot be cancelled or modified by J. Garrett Auctioneers.


Another easy way to bid if you are unable to follow the auction online. An absentee bid is the highest dollar amount that you are willing to bid for any given item (aside from the buyer’s premium and any applicable sales tax). Absentee bids begin at the lowest possible bid increment. Your bid will be executed as needed, up to but never higher than, your submitted bid. Please note that the success of absentee bids are contingent upon competitive bids and/or applicable reserves. Submit an absentee bid by filling out the Absentee Bid Form.


If you are unable to bid online or leave an absentee bid,  you may choose to execute a telephone bid. Phone bidding enables you to be a part of the action and alerts you to all bids being placed. To register for telephone bidding, please complete the Phone Bid Form. Please note that we only accept phone bids for lots that have a minimum low estimate of $1000.  We may also ask for references before approving a phone bidder.

When auction day arrives, a J. Garrett staff member will contact you approximately 3 lots before your item is presented for bids. They will keep you informed as the bidding progresses and will bid on your behalf, and at your discretion. When the bidding closes our associate will let you know if you are the winning bidder. If so, you will be invoiced by email within 48-72 hours.

Need to sell your fine antiques?

Looking to sell your fine antiques, fine art or collection? J. Garrett Auctioneers has the solution. Estate auction specialists since 1974.

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