Buying at Butterscotch 

Butterscotch holds three large-scale estate auctions every year at Historical Hall in Bedford Village, NY, where they have been hosting auctions since 1987. The gallery offers a myriad of items across the spectrum of fine and decorative arts, each auction offering a unique array of merchandise culled from local estates.

Please note that by bidding at auction, you are entering a binding, legal contract with the auction house to purchase the item you have bid on. Please review our Terms & Conditions of sale before placing any bids.

Ways to Bid:

Bid limit for new online bidders

Bidders who are new to Butterscotch and register to bid through are automatically given a $5,000 bid limit. If you would like to increase this limit, you can email us with business references, copies of paid invoices from known and reputable American auction houses, or provide us with credit card information to use as security.

Buyers Premiums:

Like all reputable auction houses these days, Butterscotch charges a buyer’s premium on top of the bid price. There are two different premiums charged depending on the method used to bid:

For those bidding in-house (Telephone, Absentee, and Online at 22%
For those bidding through & 27% 


Invoices are sent via email around 1pm on the day following each sale. Bidders are then given one week to post checks or arrange for payment. After two weeks, disputes will be opened on Liveauctioneers / Invaluable for any bidders with outstanding invoices.

Accepted methods of payment: Cash, Cashier’s Checks, Certified Checks, Money Orders, Wire Transfer (for invoices over $1,000), and in some cases Personal Checks (see our Terms and Conditions). If paying by check, please pay to the order of and post to:
Butterscotch Auction Gallery, LLC
5 Pheasant Road W.
Pound Ridge, NY 10576

If paying via Wire Transfer, please call 914-764-4609 or email to request wire transfer credentials. 

Pickup & Shipping

Items may be picked up on-site the Monday or Tuesday following each sale, though bidders who wish to do so must notify us by email. All later pickups are by appointment only.  

Internet bidders wishing to pickup must wait until Monday afternoon to pay for & pickup items won online.  We will not be able to process your invoice if you arrive beforehand. 

Bidders are expected to arrange for shipment of their items using a third-party shipper of their choosing (see Payment & Shipping for a list of our frequently-used shippers). Butterscotch will then facilitate the release of merchandise to said shipper.

Please be sure to review our Terms and Conditions of Sale before placing your bids