Cottone Auctions offers a number of ways for our guests to participate in the auction process.

Please review the options below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Of course, you’re always welcome to attend the auction in person and bid live from the floor. Our live auctions are free and open to the public, whether you’re an active bidder or an inquisitive spectator.

Please note:
In-person bidding is not available at auctions designated as “online only.”
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Live Bidding

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Bid securely from anywhere

Our Cottone Live digital platform lets you bid in real-time from your computer or mobile device. Visit or download our mobile app. Please note: you will need to create a new Cottone Live account, separate from your account on this site.

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Set up live phone bidding

Request a line for phone bidding using our online form or downloadable PDF. Your agent will call you shortly before your desired lots come up for bid and help you stay in the competition throughout the bidding.

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Absentee Bidding

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Through your Cottone Auctions account

Simply visit the page of your desired item and click on the “Place Bid” button. Your bid will be recorded in our system and we will send you an email confirmation. Please note: you may be prompted to create or complete your account before bidding.

Or through your Cottone Live account

Our live bidding digital platform also accepts absentee bids until 5:00PM Eastern the day before the auction. You will need a Cottone Live account to use the digital platform.

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Secure online bid form

Use this secure online form to submit your billing and bid information. Upon completion, your details will be transmitted confidentially to our bidding agents who will bid on your behalf during the auction.

Or download a PDF

You may also download a PDF of the Absentee Bid form. Simply complete your information and submit your bids by email at, phone (585) 243-1000, or fax us at (585) 243-6290.

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