Bid by Proxy

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers proxy bidding for those unable to attend the Traditional Cowboys Arts Exhibition & Sale Saturday, October 5, 2019, but would like to make a purchase. Each year we assist several individuals with this service.

Each person placing a bid must purchase a ballot book costing $85. The ballot book contains one ballot for each artwork. Only persons who purchase a ballot book can bid on the art. 

If you wish to bid on one piece, list that artwork and the pertinent information on the proxy form. If you decide to bid on two pieces of art, list both items on the proxy form. In this case, you must indicate whether you want both, or if you get #1 that you do not want #2 and so forth.

If you want to rank the items, for instance:

1.  Saddle Pedro Pedrini $Price
2.  Bridle Set Nate Wald $Price

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT IF MORE THAN ONE ARTWORK IS LISTED AND YOU ARE DRAWN ON ALL, YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO PURCHASE ALL ARTWORKS UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED (in writing).

You may fax or email your proxy form back to Trent Riley at (405) 478-4714 or triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org. A ballot book will be charged to you to place the bids on or before Saturday, October 5.

At 6:30 p.m. two names are selected and posted. The first person (or proxy) has 20 minutes to confirm the sale. A horn will blow to mark the end of 20 minutes. If the first person chosen has not claimed the work of art, then the second person becomes eligible to purchase the work, etc. If you have bid by proxy and your name is drawn, the piece will automatically be listed as sold.

A service fee of 3% will be added to all purchases. Buyers choosing to pay by check or wire will be given a discount of 3%. Due to changes in law regarding sales tax, Oklahoma State and local sales tax (8.625%) will be added to the purchase price. Tax exemptions will be verified, and buyers must present proof of exemption at the time of purchase. Bidders paying by check must ensure their check arrives by Wednesday, October 9, 2019. If your bid is selected, and other payment arrangements have not been made, your credit card will be charged on or around October 9, 2019. Please notify your credit card company that a large charge is authorized at that time.

PLEASE PROVIDE PHONE NUMBERS WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED ON THE DAY OF THE SALE.

You will be notified immediately after the sale if you are successful in your bid. Please contact Trent Riley at (405) 478-2250 ext. 251 or email triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org if you have questions.

Click here for a printable Proxy form.

Thank you for your interest.