Buying at Elders

Auction Catalogues
An illustrated catalogue can be obtained at the auction viewings prior to auctions. Elder Fine Art also has its online catalogue available around 14 days prior to auction. You can be notified when this is available by registering your details in the Auction Alert Section on our home page.

Auction Viewings
Elder Fine Art holds its viewings for the three days prior to the auction. The viewing times are stated in our advertising leading up to the auction and are open to the public. Viewing days are usually the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the Sunday Auction.

Condition Reports
Although we recommend for people to view works prior to buying at auction, we realise that it is not possible for all our clients. If you would like to know the condition of a lot, we can do this prior to the auction via Telephone or Email. It is the sole responsibility of a buyer to be satisfied with the work or item prior to buying at auction. Condition reports given are the sole view of Elder Fine Art and Elder Fine Art only and should not be taken as a warranty on that or any other lot.

Terms and Conditions of Sale
Elder Fine Art recommends for prospective clients to read the Terms and Conditions of our auctions. They are found on this website and can also be found in the front of your auction catalogue provided at the auction and auction viewings.

Buyers Premium
A buyer's premium will be included at our auctions of 17.6%. This includes GST.

All people intending to purchase at our auctions are required to register prior to. Bidders cards are available form our desks in either of our auction rooms. You can also register on the day with the auction clerk at the rear of the auction rooms. Phone and Absentee bidders are registered automatically when they have completed their Phone and Absentee Bidding Forms.

Bidding at Auction
Prior to bidding at auction you are required to register with the auction clerk. Once you have registered with us you will be given a bidders number which will be the number you use during the auction. If you are bidding on an item and you are the final bidder prior to the auctioneers hammer fall, you show or announce your number to the auctioneer and he or she will record your number as well as the price for that lot.

Telephone and Absentee Bidding
Elder Fine Art offers to all its clients a Phone and Absentee bidding service. If you are unable to attend the auction and or live interstate or overseas, you can submit a bid via phone or absentee. Phone and Absentee Bidding Forms are available from this website or you can Contact Us and we can organise it over the phone. A phone bid means that you will be called during the auction and you will bid live over the phone. If you place an absentee bid, this simply means we will bid on your behalf at an amount set by you prior to auction.

All works are expected to be paid for and collected 5 days after the sale unless other arrangements have been made prior. Payments can be made by Cash, Cheque, Direct Deposit and or Credit Card. Credit cards will incur a 1% surcharge. We accept Bankcard, MasterCard & Visa.

Direct Deposit Payments
Payments can be made via direct deposit, please Contact Us for banking details. We ask that if you make a direct deposit payment, that you please advise us after doing so.

Depending on size, destination and budget, Elder Fine Art can recommend various ways on sending your work of Art across Australia and Overseas. Click on the link to see all your transport options. Transport and Freight.

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