Effectively, this auction will run much like any other, but without floor bidders. The good news is that there are at least half a dozen other ways to bid.
Our new website makes the process of bidding online, either on PC or phone, relatively straightforward. This will be the most effective bidding technique, create an account here and register as a bidder for the April auction.
From there, you have 2 options;
1) bid live during the auction, we will start at Lot 1 and work our way through accepting bids live from the internet and telephone bidders. Obviously, bidding live over the internet does carry the risk of connectivity drops which could result in bids not being presented or being presented late.
2) leave bids on the website prior to the auction, these are presented to us in increments during each Lot until either your bid is successful or the bidding exceeds your maximum bid for that Lot. This method is more reliable as bids are registered and logged onto our auction platform and do not depend on a ‘live’ connection.
Online bids can also be placed prior to, and during, the auction via Invaluable.com and the Invaluable.com app – available for both Android & iOS – find 5th Avenue Auctioneers under ‘Auction Houses’ and the April auction will be at the top. This is just the same auction on a second platform.
Alternatively, we will be able to make a reduced number of telephone bids. To register a telephone bid, send an email to email@example.com with a telephone number you can be reached at on the day of the auction, and a list of the Lot numbers you would like to bid on. These will be facilitated on a first come, first served basis.
Lastly, if you would rather not register on a digital platform nor receive a phone call on a Sunday, you can register ‘commission’ bids by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing the Lot numbers you would like to bid on and the maximum hammer price (remember there will be 12.65% added to your final bid for the final purchase price) you would like to bid for each Lot.
If any of the above is unclear, please send queries to email@example.com
If you have any technical difficulty registering on our website or Invaluable.com, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – they facilitate all our online bidding.
All goods on our premises are fully insured until collected – the buyer’s premium includes this cost.
There will be no option for collection or delivery during lockdown.
We will store goods for 14 days after the lockdown is over at no charge, if you need longer please make an arrangement with us.
After the lockdown, you will be able to collect paid for goods between 9am & 5pm, Monday to Friday from our auction rooms – 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park. We are happy to deliver within Gauteng, we charge R400 a load. For further afield, we will arrange courier delivery at your cost.
Again, the collection/delivery process will begin when we’re back to the office on April 17th .
some auction highlights
Lot 116 - A Persian Hand Knotted Nain Carpet
Lot 203 - Gregoire Boonzaier (SA 1909 - 2005) Oil, District Six
Lot 405 - A Dutch Baroque 17th Century Rosewood & Ebony 'Kussenkast'
Lot 537 - Anton van Wouw (SA 1862 - 1945) SA Posthumous Cast Bronze, Miner