Preview the Auction in Person

Woodard Lipe hosts in-person previews of all items offered at our auction house located at 1304 Ashby Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63132.

Preview Hours (One Week Prior to Each Auction):

Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Monday- Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 10am-7pm

Friday: 10am-6pm

Knowledgeable staff will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the auction or any item in the auction. 

Sign up to be notified of all our upcoming auctions and to receive advance notifications of Preview dates, special extended viewing hours, and additional events.

Woodard Lipe will provide a detailed condition report and assessment to any interested party unable to physically attend the advance preview. 

Live Bidding

On the day of sale, please join us at our auction house located at 1304 Ashby Road, Olivette, Missouri, 63132.

Registration requires a credit card and driver's license to obtain a bidding paddle and number.  All numbers and paddles are non-transferable.  Woodard Lipe reserves the right to resolve all bidder discrepancies and will make final determinations as to all questions relating to transfer or indemnity of personal property.

To insure successful bidding, please ensure that your paddle can be seen by the auctioneer and that your number is called. Should there be any doubt as to price or buyer, please notify the auctioneer immediately. Once the hammer has lowered, all sales values and bidder number attributions are final.

All sold lots will be invoiced to the name, address, and designated payment information to which the paddle has been registered and cannot be transferred to other names and addresses.

Absentee Bidding

Within 24 hours prior to the auction, you may contact us in order to submit an absentee bid on any item(s) via telephone or through our email at If the advanced bid is below the reserve, Woodard Lipe reserves right to place bids against the advance bid in response to the seller reserve. All advance bids are executed at the lowest price possible and will not exceed the original amount.

Phone Bidding

You may also bid via telephone when the auction is live. A member of our team will call you during the auction so that you have real time information and access to the bidding process, thereby allowing you to bid live with us over the phone. Please notify us at least 48 hours prior to the start of the auction if you wish to bid by telephone. 

Online Bidding 

You may bid from your computer or mobile device through our website or the additional third party mobile auction platform. Advanced registration is required to access the online or mobile biding option feature; however, no registration is required to view the individual lots and content information of any auction.

Registered bidders have the ability to engage in live bidding, to leave remote advance bids on each lot, and to view the auction through a live stream when available. 

Please note that all online bidding, regardless of third-party platform or purchases on are subject to an additional buyer's premium, applicable sales tax, and credit card processing charges. 

All successful in-house bids, winning absentee bids registered by email or phone, and winning phone bids are subject only to applicable sales tax and credit card processing charges.

If you have any questions regarding bidding, please contact us at 314-899-0098 or email us at You may also schedule an appointment or request more information at the in-person Preview Hours.