The Hot Bid features intriguing and delightful lots that will sell soon at auction. The lots can have modest estimates, or massive ones. They can come from any auction house. Art, antiques, collectibles–they’re all fair game. New posts appear on Mondays and Thursdays. Update posts, reporting how well the lots sold, appear as needed.


Of all the lots offered by all the auction houses in any given month, The Hot Bid features, at most, 10 of those lots, and asks a house expert to discuss them in depth.


If you wish to suggest a lot for the blog to feature, please email “thehotbid” at gmail. Lots should be three to six weeks away from their auction dates, and the corresponding auction catalogue and lot listing must be online, or you must know the date when both will be online. The auction house that offers the lot must also make a relevant specialist available for an interview.


While suggestions are welcomed, coverage decisions rest solely with the blog’s writer and editor, Sheila Gibson Stoodley. The Hot Bid does not accept sponsored posts or guest posts. The blog debuted on February 20, 2017. The comments function has been disabled. All text is copyright Sheila Gibson Stoodley. Copyrights for the photographs rest with the individual auction houses. It is OK to link to posts on The Hot Bid, but cutting and pasting content is forbidden.


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