If you can't get to a sale…
Interested buyers who are unable to attend or to view any of our sales can still bid with confidence. Our specialists will always provide more detailed condition descriptions than it is customary to include in the printed catalogue and will always offer guidance as to bidding limits on any lot. We can accept your absentee bids (using our standard form) and we will execute these bids during the auction as if you were there yourself.
There is no additional charge for this service but we do require instructions in writing at least 24 hours before the sale.
Please read our terms and conditions for Absentee bidding and Telephone Bidding.
Download the Telephone Bidding Request Form (PDF)
Absentee bids cannot be accepted by telephone unless confirmed in writing. In the case of lots with a lower estimate of at least $1000 , Australian Book Auctions will, if so requested at least 24 hours before the sale, make all reasonable efforts to contact prospective buyers by telephone so as to enable them to participate in bidding.