Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

A guidebook and catalog of prices
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Bid increments

In typical auctions of collectibles, auctioneers advance bids by fixed amounts equal to roughly 2% to 10% of current bid prices.

Here are typical bid increments that were in effect in 2015. Oddly, most auction houses do NOT publish their increments.

These charts are for illustration purposes only. Other auction houses will use similar, but different increments. You should assume these increments will change over time. You should also remember that auctioneers reserve the right to modify increments for particular situations. Auctioneers will sometimes alter bid increments to force quicker sales or promote more audience participation.

 


Archives International Auctions
Current bidBid increment
$0 - $100$5
$100 - $300$10
$300 - $750$25
$750 - $1,500$50
$1,500 - $3,000$100
$3,000 - $7,500$250
$7,500 - $15,000$500
$15,000 - $30,000$1,000
$30,000 - $75,000$2,500
$75,000 plusauctioneer's discretion

 


eBay (US)
Current bidBid increment
$0.01 - $0.99$0.05
$1.00 - $4.99$0.25
$5.00 - $24.99$0.50
$25.00 - $99.99$1.00
$100.00 - $249.99$2.50
$250.00 - $499.99$5
$500.00 - $999.99$10
$1,000.00 - $2,499.99$25
$2,500.00 - $4,999.99$50
$5,000 plus$100

 


Mario Boone
Current bidBid increment
€10 - €50€5
€50 - €200€10
€200 - €500€20
€500 - €1,000€50
€1,000 - €2,000€100
€2,000 - €5,000€200
€5,000 - €10,000€500
€10,000 - €20,000€1,000
€20,000 plus€2,000

 


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(Last updated October 8, 2015)

 

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