Auction FAQ How To Buy

How to find out about auctions at In Stone Fossils

The best place to look is where the latest news on auctions will always be available. 

You can view catalogs online by visiting 'future sales' section of this website and clicking on the relevant auction. Catalogs are generally posted online before each In Stone Fossils auction. 

Register for auction alerts and updates 
You can receive regular updates and alerts automatically. Simply register your details and you will be added to our global list. 


Viewing an item in person

Visit the saleroom 
You are welcome to make an appointment to view any item you are interested in by contacting us at or visit our showroom in Kemmerer, Wyoming 7 days a week 9am to 6pm. Google Maps Directions 

Viewing days 
In Stone Fossils holds viewing days before every auction, allowing potential bidders to inspect items more closely and ask our specialists detailed questions. Viewing times can be found on-line and video conference appointments can be arranged, just contact us. 


Register for live online bidding 
In Stone Fossils offers a 'live' online bidding platform. If you have registered for online bidding, you will be able to log in with your account details. You will then be able to follow the auction 'live' and make your bids accordingly. For details, visit the registration page 



You will need to pay Buyer's Premium and any other charges when you buy specific items which will be labeled in the product's description. Some auctions will not have a Premium, but will require a non-refundable fee to join the auction. Smaller auction lots under $5000 estimated value may not have any extra fees except shipping costs. 

All items require payment + shipping and handling to be paid within 24hrs after auction ends. We can provide a shipping quote to you at no extra cost before bidding starts. 


After the auction 

Auction result notification 
After your bid has won successfully, we will send you an auction result notification via email you provided upon registering. You will have 24hrs to send your payment after auction ends. If we fail to receive funds within those 24hrs, your winnings are forfeited and any auction fees to join are non-refundable. 

If winning bidder forfeits 
After the auction, if the winning bidder forfeits or fails to pay, we will contact the next highest bidder so they may have a chance to purchase the item at winning bid price.