Further analysis of the network difficulties we were experiencing yesterday have revealed the problem to be more severe than originally anticipated and unrelated to our internal systems. Our commercial internet service provider has indicated that there is a weather damage-related, area-wide problem with our fiber optic line. We are currently running the auction using our backup system, which can handle ordinary traffic like viewing lots and placing bids. However, because we do not want to take any chances closing the auction with our backup system and risk any service gaps at crucial closing times, we have chosen to extend the bidding until next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 1st and 2nd.
Bidding for lots 1-863 will end on Tuesday, July 1st, and bidding for lots 864-2174 will end on Wednesday, July 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause, but we felt it was necessary to ensure a satisfying conclusion to the auction process. Reminder of New Closing Time!
Please remember that effective with this Classic Collector Auction, initial bids will be due at 9:00 PM Central Time, and the 30-minute timer will kick off at 10:00 PM Central Time. We trust that you’ll enjoy the extra hour of sleep after the conclusion of an exciting session!