Buying at Auction

Prior to each auction, Legacy Judaica will publish a color catalog with descriptions and pictures of each item up for sale, as well as a precise description of the condition of each item. This will also include a short synopsis of the historical background and significance of all featured lots. This information will also be available on our website.

An exhibition will be held prior to each auction enabling interested parties to view and inspect all lots featured in the upcoming auction. We encourage all prospective buyers to attend the exhibition to personally view any lots that may be of interest for purchase.

In order to bid in the auction, a potential purchaser must register and obtain a numbered paddle which will enable him to bid at the auction. The Registration Desk opens an hour prior to the start of the Auction. Proof of identity may be required if you are not known to Legacy Judaica.

Absentee Bidding

Legacy Judaica will represent, without charge, any potential purchasers who do not wish, or who are unable to attend the auction. Those potential purchasers are required to register and submit their bids no later than one day prior to auction. Legacy Judaica will not be liable, under any circumstances, for any error or omissions in connection to absentee bids.

Telephone bidding

For convenience, customers may participate in an auction via telephone. Contact our offices prior to the auction date or email/fax a signed participation form specifying the lot numbers of interest. A Legacy Judaica representative will contact you during the auction shortly before the auctioneer announces the requested item and will represent you. Bidders interested in representation during the auction are requested to email/fax their orders, or to contact Legacy Judaica offices, no later than 24 hours prior to the auction.

Online bidding

Bids may be submitted prior to the auction via our website. During the auction, bidding will be available via the Bid-Spirit platform.

In the event that an equal bid is received on the auction floor and by telephone, online, or absentee bidding, preference will be given to the bidder on the auction floor.


The purchase price paid by the purchaser shall be the sum of the final bid and a buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price plus all applicable sales tax.

All items are to be paid for, either with (a) cash, (b) bank check, (c) personal check with approved credit, or with (d) wire transfer. Legacy Judaica may, at its discretion, require that personal checks clear before releasing lots to buyers.

Items may be paid for and picked up following the auction. For shipping inquiries please contact our office to discuss arrangements.

A complete list of realized prices will be posted on our website following the auction.

All bids are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale printed in the Catalogue.