All auctions held by ABA Associates are open to members of the general
First time bidders
If you are inexperienced at bidding, and would like some friendly advice,
please introduce yourself to our staff, who will be delighted to explain
about auction procedures and how to bid.
All prospective buyers must register prior to bidding, either during
the viewing or immediately prior to the auction. You will be asked to
provide your name, address and telephone number, and some identification,
eg: driver’s licence. Once you have registered you will be given a bidding
number card. This card should be displayed to indicate when you are
bidding during the auction. Buyers’ details are treated as confidential.
Buyers unable to attend the auction may leave instructions to bid with
a member of staff. Your bid will be executed as reasonably as possible
on your behalf against other bids in the saleroom or any reserve price
that might apply. A form for absentee bidding is available at
the viewing (hand to one of our staff by 4pm during the viewing on the
day of the sale), or you can download here and fax or mail it to arrive
by 9am on the day of the sale: Absentee Bidder
Clients wishing to bid by telephone should request this service well
in advance of the commencement of the sale. A member of ABA Associates
staff will telephone you shortly before the lot comes up for auction.
This service is only available for items with estimates of $500 and
above. Please note there is a limited number of telephone lines available.
A form for telephone bidding is available at the viewing.
All purchases are subject to a buyer’s premium of 17.6%, which includes
GST at the standard rate.
The viewing period - on the day prior to the auction and the day of
the auction itself - gives you the opportunity to handle and examine
the items to be sold. It is important to inspect items prior to the
sale as some items may not be in perfect condition. Our staff are on
hand to assist you during the viewing.
Purchases must be paid for in full before release. We accept the following
methods of payment:
- Credit card (Mastercard or Visa)
Cheques may be accepted at the discretion of ABA Associates. All items
purchased must be paid for by 11am on the day following the auction
unless prior arrangement has been made with ABA Associates.
Terms and Conditions
Auction Terms and Conditions
Additional Notes for Buyers (including notes on our cataloguing practice)