Auction Help, Terms & Conditions, Live Bidding & After the Auction!

Notes for “Before The Deluge”  Absentee & Live Bidders Sunday 7th July 2024 Auction.

Abbingdon Worldwide Absentee Bidding!

Live Bidding Only On Auction Day!/

Phone 0413 094 711 or email

Abbingdon Ship Purchases Worldwide Every Auction!

Purchases can be shipped or picked up from Wednesday after the auction by appointment.

Absentee Bids can be arranged by:

Help Desk

Graeme is available to discuss all lots from 9am to 6pm each day before the Auction on the same numbers as above, once the catalogue is available.

  1. Absentee Bids Close:- You will need to leave absentee bids no later than Saturday 6th July 2024 by 5.00 pm ~ Be Wise ~ Bid early!
  2. All Abbingdon Absentee Bidders can Register before auction day in order to place a bid – simply phone 0413 094 711 or 03 9800 3090 or click and leave your Name and Address and Phone number and we will reply with full bidding instructions on how to bid.
  3. Live auction day web bidders can register through Online Auction portal on or before auction day. (We do not exchange or sell our mailing list.)
  4. Call Back Bidding:- ONLY available on lots you have been high bidder on prior to the close of Absentee bidding ~ Bid Early ~ It gives serious bidders a chance to be the highest absentee bidder prior to the auction. Call Back Bidding on Sunday is only available by mobile 0413 094 711.
  5. We are happy to receive absentee bids but do not operate telephone bidding during the sale as it slows the sale down.
  6. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you specify the maximum amount you are prepared to bid.
  7. In case of tied absentee bids, the early bid has preference unless we are given instructions to “round to the next increment” called Plus One Bid ~ Phone Graeme to discuss tactics for bidding.
  8. Buyer’s Premium:- There is a 25% + GST on the fall of the hammer price at this Auction for all bidders. Example:- Bid $100 buyer pays $127.50
  9. Payment: can be made by Direct Bank transfer, Cash, Money Order  – Personal cheques may be accepted from those known to us or by prior arrangement.
  10. Payment by MasterCard and Visa cards have a 2.2% surcharge for credit, debit, and or EFTPOS payments.
  11. International Payment: can be made by A$Cash, OR international bank transfer (bank surcharge A$25), OR Credit / Eftpos (2.2% surcharge) by MasterCard or Visa credit cards.
  12. Absentee Bidders Agree to the “Auction Terms & Conditions” printed below once a bid is placed.
  13. No Retraction of Absentee Bids is permitted.

Abbingdon’s Worldwide Absentee Bidding Service is the next best thing to being there in person! 

Last auction high Abbingdon Absentee bidders won 91.0% of lots they were the highest bidder on – Talk to Graeme to win your most desirable item now! 

To Bid Live On Auction Day!/

~ Only Bidders Can Be Winners ~ Bid Wise ~ Bid Early!

Winning Bidders – After the Auction

Winning Bidders After The Auction. Please ring or email on Monday or Tuesday to see if you were successful with your bids. We arrange for careful packing, shipping, insurance & tracking mail of your lots at Australia Post rates. PLUS a Packing and handling charge of $20 (small parcel) up to $35 for large and delicate items/parcels to all winning absentee bidders who require shipping. Absentee sales must be paid for and goods removed within 7 days of the auction otherwise storage and interest charges will apply, unless a prior arrangement has been made, call 03 9800 3090 or 0413 094711.

Contactless pick-up after the auction, from Wednesday to Saturday by appointment, is available from Wantirna South Vic 3152.

Please note International Payment: can be made by AUD$ Cash, OR international bank transfer (surcharge A$25). Credit Cards Mastercard or Visa (2.2% surcharge).

The auction starts Online at 12 Noon (EST) on Sunday 7th July 2024 –

Good luck and have fun ~ Bid Wise ~ Bid Early!


Abbingdon Auctions Australia (ABN 70 553 149 820) functions as an agent for the consignors and conducts business in the best interests of the consignors, effecting legal transfer of property between the sellers and buyers.

Graeme Horne of Abbingdon Auctions Australia, PO Box 510, Glen Waverley, Victoria 3150 will be the auctioneer.

  1. Viewing Time Not Available this auction: This affords prospective buyers an opportunity to examine those articles on which they are interested in bidding. We encourage everyone to examine the elite items by private appointment viewing up to the Wednesday before the auction, Phone (03) 9800 3090. All lots will have pictures on our website two weeks before the auction date.
  2. All sales are final: All items are sold “as is” whether in perfect condition or with faults. Personal inspection is by appointment. Auctioneer has the final say on who the winning bidder is and, also can withdraw any lot should he desire to.
  3. The item is determined SOLD by the auctioneer and the legal title of the item passes immediately to the highest acknowledged bidder and that bidder assumes full responsibility for the item sold.
  4. Payment: All bidding is in Australian Dollars and items purchased must be paid for in full on the day of the auction and before leaving the premises. Absentee buyers must pay and remove goods within seven days. Payment can be made by Cash, Money Order. Personal cheques and or direct bank deposits may be accepted from those known to us or by prior arrangement. Payment from Visa and MasterCard by Credit or Efptos (2.2% surcharge). International Payment, can be made by Visa or MasterCard (2.2% surcharge), AUD$ Cash, OR international bank transfer (bank surcharge A$25).
  5. Registration: Registration is required for all bidders. Buyers need to register with Abbingdon Auctions with their name, address, and phone number.
  6. Abbingdon Auctions Australia reserves the right to withdraw any lot before the actual sale. If the auctioneer determines that the amount bid is not commensurate with the value of the lot Abbingdon may reject that bid and/or withdraw the item from the auction.
  7. Lot Description: We strive to provide accurate, objective, and fair information on all lots for sale, as a courtesy to our clients. Please keep in mind that any condition statement is merely an opinion, not a statement of fact, and all lots are sold “as is.” Abbingdon shall have no responsibility for any error or omission and neither Abbingdon nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. We advise that you should inspect the lot personally before purchasing.
  8. Removal of Goods: All goods must be collected and removed from the venue on the day of the sale, otherwise charges will apply. Abbingdon Absentee bidders have 7 days to remove goods and make clear payments. Any goods after this date will be charged a 3% interest per month fee on outstanding amounts. Also, a $20 per week storage fee applies unless prior arrangement has been made.
  9. Buyer’s Premium: There is a 25% + GST Buyers Premium at this Auction for all buyers. Example:- Bid $100 buyer pays $127.50 ~
  10. Live Auction Day Bidding on the Web at Must register through the “Online Auction” portal on our website.
  11. Abbingdon Absentee Bidders: Agree to the “Auction Terms & Conditions” once a bid is placed.
  12. No Retraction of Absentee Bids is permitted:– Once a bid is placed, it may not be retracted and the bidder is liable if successful.

~ Only Bidders Can Be Winners ~ Bid Wise ~ Bid Early!

Register To Bid Live on Auction Day!/

  • Bid with Abbingdon Auctions
  • International Phone: +613 9800 3090
  • Mobile: 0413 094 711
  • email

Consignments By Appointment Welcome for the 2024 Auction Schedule.