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Introducing PBA Dynamic Bidding

Starting with auction 514, our books by the shelf sale, you will know where your bid stands. When you place an absentee bid online, PBA's Dynamic Bidding will calculate your absentee bid against competing absentee bids and determine the current high bid amount.  So, for example, if you place an absentee bid of $200 on an item with a minimum bid of $100, you will be notified that you are the high bidder and the bid is at $100.  If a second bidder then places a bid of $150, your bid will be incremented up to $160.   The under bidder will also be notified by email that their bid was outbid with a link to the item to enter a higher bid if desired. The current high bid will be the starting bid when the lot comes up in the live auction itself. In addition to providing full transparency, Dynamic Bidding will allow you to make more informed decisions.

All lots in this sale are sold "As Is."

Expected shipping costs will be a minimum of $30 per group lot but please contact us for details.
We cannot provide Media Mail or USPS delivery options.

To complete the dispersal of books from several estates, PBA Galleries is holding an auction without reserve,  mostly shelves of ten to twenty books each. Also included are individual books or small lots that have gone unsold in previous auctions. The starting price for each lot is our minimum increment of $10.

There is no printed catalogue for the sale, nor in most cases are the titles of the books listed. But the books can be viewed in the online catalogue – Hint: click to enlarge the image. The lots can also be examined on site at our Galleries. 

Shipping info:
We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained directly from the lot details page for each item or by contacting Bill Taylor prior to the auction.



Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.

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