Buying at Auction
The first stage of the buying process begins with the publication of the auction catalogue. Each lot is fully described and assigned an estimate - from here prospective buyers may determine items of interest.
Once items of interest have been selected they may be inspected at either our Sydney (March and November sales) or Melbourne (July sales) offices during the nominated 'viewing period'. This will usually take place in the week preceding the auction. Items cannot be viewed during an auction and items will not be available at the auction rooms.
Auctions can be attended by the public and registration for bidding can be done on the day of the auction at the auction rooms. Alternatively, bids may be lodged with our online bidform. Postal bids can be made by mail or fax through our offices by completing a bidding form or by simply writing to us with your name, address and bid details.
Bidding progresses in multiples of approximately 10% from the estimate price. The auctioneer will call the highest bidder and the successful bidder will be declared the purchaser.
Bidding is free and does not, in itself attract any fees or charges.
Successful (purchasing) bids attract a 16.5% buyer's premium (GST included).
Invoices including fees, purchases and postage (if required) will be sent to a buyer's nominated postal address and email address. Alternatively, lots and invoices can be collected from our offices.
The Terms and Conditions of the Auction must be read before making a bid.
Further enquiries can be made by contacting our Sydney office (02) 9223 4578 or Melbourne (03) 9600 0244.