Forthcoming Sales

03 Apr 2019 14:00 to
04 Apr 2019 10:00

21 May 2019 10:00

13 Jun 2019 10:00

Buying at Auction

Buying at Martel Maides Auctions is simple, easy and effective.

View our sales calendar or subscribe to our emails for details on our upcoming sales.

For details on upcoming lots, you can browse our catalogue online or request a catalogue. You can also register your lot interest and search our website for lots that may interest you.

Bidding at Auction

If you wish to bid in one of our sales, you must register beforehand. Your bidder registration can be recorded at reception or online at Invaluable.

We offer a number of ways of bidding at auction:

At the Antique and Modern Auctions

  • Bidding in person
  • Absentee bid - If you are unable to attend we can bid on your behalf. Fill out an absentee bid form (in person, over the telephone or email or fax it to us) with your maximum bid for that item, and contact us or view sales results online after the sale to see if you were successful. We will bid up to your maximum level on your behalf.
At the Fine Art Auctions
  • Bidding in person
  • Absentee bid (as above)
  • Internet bidding Via Invaluable
  • Telephone bidding - Telephone bids must be booked in advance


You pay price at the amount gavel fell to you (the hammer price) entering a binding contract, plus a buyer's premium (percentage of the final hammer price).

Buyers Premium flat rates of:

  • Fine Art 17.5%
  • Fortnightly Antique & Modern 12%
  • Wine 12%
  • Vehicle Registration Numbers 10%
  • Specialist sales may vary

Payment Arrangements

You will be contacted to let you know if your bidding was successful, you can also check by logging onto My Account, calling the office, or waiting to receive an invoice.

We accept bank transfers, bank drafts, cash, cheques and debit and credit cards (where a surcharge of 2.5% applies).

Collection and Shipping Arrangements

We are all too happy to help you arrange packing and shipping of your items through our trusted shippers or through contact with your preferred carrier.

All items from fortnightly auctions must be removed from the saleroom by the following Monday after a Thursday afternoon sale.

All items are purchase subject to Martel Maides Auctions Conditions of Sale, please see our Terms & Conditions for further details.