This article describes what passed items/lots are and how to identify them in an auction event.
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What are Passed Items?
During or after an event, some items/lots may be marked as "Passed" rather than "Sold". This means that the seller made a decision to skip over the item during the event.
Below are some examples of why a lot may be marked as "Passed":
The lot wasn’t on-site at the time of the event, making the item unavailable for sale.
The description of the item changed since the catalog was posted.
The appropriate paperwork for an item requiring specific documentation was incomplete or unavailable at the time of sale.
The seller chose not to sell the item for the current asking price.
Some items need to have the approval of the consignor prior to being officially sold (pending sold confirmation).
Please note that when an item is marked as "passed", any active bids will not be considered unless otherwise stated by a seller. For specific questions relating to a passed lot, please contact the seller directly.