Auction of Special Helmar Cards
  1. Buyers Premium- A 10% (ten percent) buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bid of all lots (example: a $50 winning bid will be charged $55.00).
  2. You must register an account on-line. For technical issues please phone 248.882.0834 well in advance.
  3. Extended Bidding: All lots close simultaneously—the stated closing time of the auction. However, we honor a 15 (fifteen) minute rule that is in effect beginning at the stated closing time of the auction. If, and only if, you have bid on a lot before the auction closing you may bid on that specific lot until no additional bids have been logged on that specific lot for fifteen minutes. Any lot that has zero or a single bid will end at the stated closing time of the auction and be awarded to the single bidder. The 15-minute rule pertains to each lot individually and each lot will close after fifteen minutes without a new bid on that lot. If a bid is placed, the 15-minute timer will be reset for that lot. To avoid being shut out of a lot that you want please place your initial bid well before the stated close of the auction.
  4. Bid Increments

    Current Bid
    $10.00 to $24.00
    $25.00 to $99.00
    $100.00 to $499.00
    Over $500.00
    Minimum Increase
    5% of the bid
    7% of the bid

    *Bids are placed in even dollar amounts

  5. All Sales are Final.
  6. Helmar Brewing will not be held responsible for any typographical, photographic, print or technical errors within the auction. After the auction goes live, it is the bidder’s obligation to get updated information about an item from the website, by phone or by email. It is at our discretion to change information, suspend or remove an item from the auction at any time.
  7. Helmar Brewing reserves the right to refuse to accept any or all bids by a registered user.
  8. Placing a bid constitutes acceptance of all conditions and our terms of use. In the event of a dispute involving litigation, the bidder agrees to pay any and all attorney fees as well as the costs involved for the collection of funds for the auction company. Any legal action against the auction company shall be brought in the State of Michigan, Oakland County.
  9. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express credit cards as well as money orders, personal checks and PayPal. If paying via PayPal, our account is “”. If sending payment through the mail, please endorse to “Charles Mandel” and remit to:

Charles Mandel/Helmar Brewing, 87 Oakdale Blvd., Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069

Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.

Bid Amount
Bid Increment
$0 - $24
$25 - $99
$100 - $499
$500 - $9,999,999