How to Leave Absentee Bids
Download an absentee bid form Requires Adobe Reader
You can also submit bids:
(02) 4787 7974
PO Box 126, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Bids can be left at our Blackheath and Annandale galleries at any time prior to the auction.
If you have registered to bid online, you can leave bids with invaluable.com. See How to Bid Live Online for more information.
How Absentee Bidding Works
The bids you place are your maximum bids, the highest you are prepared to pay. During the auction, your bids are submitted by the Auctioneer on your behalf, as though you are present in the room. Bidding starts at the advertised starting price and the bids rise according to set increments. So the first bid accepted – whether an absentee bid or other type of bid – will be at the starting price.
If you win a lot, you won't necessarily pay the full amount of your maximum bid. You may pay much less, depending on the other bids received.
Absentee bids are submitted before floor bids, telephone bids, or internet bids. If two or more absentee bidders have left bids on the same lot, the bids will be submitted in the order they were received.
Please ensure that your bids comply with the published bidding increments (see panel on left).
Note that all bids submitted are in Australian dollars (AUD).