Buying

Fortnightly Sales

We conduct fortnightly auctions on Tuesdays and Wednesday at our auction rooms, located at:

433 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121 AUSTRALIA
Viewing for these sales are:
Saturday 10.00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday 9.00 AM - 5:00 PM

The catalogue and selected photographs will be on our web page from 5.00 pm the Friday prior to the auction.

Sale start times:
10:00 AM

How to bid?
1. Bidding online
Enables you to bid during our live streamed auctions.

Sign up and receive your online bidding number. It is permanent for all future auctions.

To sign up, please press the "SIGN UP" button at the top right corner of the Bidsonline screen accessed via this website.

2. PRE-BIDDING
Pre-bidding is a mini-auction before the live auction commences. Once you have logged in you can commence bidding for an item in your own time. The highest pre-bid amount is where the live auction will start from for that item. If no further bids are received during the live auction you will be the winning bidder.

3. Absentee Bids
If you are unable to attend the auction, our experienced staff will bid on your behalf. There is no charge for this service. Lots will be purchased at the best possible hammer price, subject to other bids and reserve prices.

4. Telephone Bidding
Complimentary telephone bidding may be arranged on any item. An experienced member of staff will telephone you during the auction, a few lots in advance to enable your bid to be made.

5. In Person
Please watch and join in during the auction at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC. The auction rooms will be open from 9 am on Auction Days.

Special Sales

E J Ainger Pty Ltd holds Special Sale Auctions throughout the year.
Special Sales are held quarterly on a Sunday to enable private and interstate collectors to view and attend the auction.

Importantly for these major auctions we have eight days of viewing, which include two Saturdays prior to auction; thereby giving each item the maximum exposure. For these auctions all items are profesionally photographed and described in detail on our online catalogue.

We have conducted some of the most successful house content auctions held in Melbourne over the past 30 years. Please refer to Featured Previous Sales for a few examples.

Jewellery Sales

Combining the experience, values and exceptional service of EJ Ainger with the jewellery, gemmological and valuation knowledge and expertise of Australian Fine Assets, our new jewellery department provides our clients with the opportunity to buy and sell high quality, fine jewellery from an auction house known and trusted for 90 years.

FREE JEWELLERY APPRAISALS AND VALUATIONS

If you have any items of jewellery you are looking to sell, we can provide no obligation, free appraisals and valuations on any jewellery items so contact us now.

To consign any jewellery items or for a no-obligation appraisal and valuation, contact our specialist jewellery consultant, Robert Haigh on 0422 650 139. you can arrange to bring your items to our Richmond auction rooms for assessment or Robert can come to you.

JEWELLERY AUCTIONS

We now have a select number of affordable and quality jewellery items included in each of our regular fortnightly auctions. So if you are in the market for quality jewellery, don't miss our regular Tuesday fortnightly auctions.

In addition to our regular fortnightly auctions, we hold a specialist fine jewellery auction on a quarterly basis, featuring a wide range and diverse collection of high quality jewellery.

Selling at Auction

We receive items on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday prior to the next Fortnightly auction.
Hours 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Alternatively please telephone the office to arrange delivery days.
All items are reviewed so that they can be allocated to one of our Special Sales or to a particular Fortnightly Auction to gain the best result.

Estimates
Our valuers are able to provide a pre-sale estimate for items submitted for sale.

Sellers' Commission
Our Selling commission is 20% plus GST. There is a Lotting Fee of $6 applicable to every lot photographed and placed online.

Cartage
We can recommend independent carriers who are honest, reliable and experienced in the cartage of precious antiques and furniture. The carrier can be paid directly or EJ Ainger Pty Ltd can pay the cartage on your behalf and deduct this cost from the sale of your item.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Click here for Full Terms and Conditions of Sale

NOTE:

1. Whilst the information presented in this document is prepared with all due care, E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd does not guarantee that the information is free from errors or omission. The information is made available on the understanding that E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including liability by reason of negligence) to users for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred arising by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information or otherwise. Furthermore, whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. The information may change without notice and E.J. Ainger Pty Ltd is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by the user.

2. All lots are subject to a Buyers Premium of 22% including GST.

3. All items MUST be removed from the Auction Rooms by Friday midday - items may not be taken until paid in full. All lots purchased can be collected by a courier during opening hours ( Monday to Friday 9 am – 4.30 pm ) after payments have cleared. All payments and pick-ups are to be made within three business days. 

4. Unless otherwise notified payment in full may by made by CASH, CHEQUE, BANKCARD, MASTERCARD or VISA only.

5. E J Ainger accepts no responsibility for your actions in bidding, pressing an incorrect button, bidding the wrong amount or on an incorrect item. All payments and pick-ups are to be made within three business days. 

EJ Ainger Pty Ltd is a third generation family business, specialising in Antiques and Decorative Art valuations and sales
Monday: 9am–5pm
Tuesday: 9am–5pm
Wednesday: 9am–5pm
Thursday: 9am–5pm
Friday: 9am–5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1 pm (every 2nd week)
Sunday: Closed
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