Trains, Planes & Automobiles holds regular auctions of trains, diecast cars, tinplate toys, and other collectables, both old and new. Check our Home Page for news of current auctions.

First Monday Toy Auction
The First Monday Toy Auction is a train and toy auction held on the first Monday of each month. The auctions are are conducted from our Mount Victoria auction venue and are also broadcast live online.
Visit our First Monday Toy Auction page for full details.

Special Auctions
We hold special auctions from time to time as we receive private collections. Our most recent one was the Live Steam & Train Auction at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum in July 2015. It was a great success and attracted a large audience from around Australia (and all over the world via the internet).

Silent Auctions
Occasionally we conduct a silent auction. In this type of auction bids are submitted over a period of one or two weeks, as absentee bids, and when the time is up the highest bidder on each lot wins that lot. Progress is displayed on our website so that bidders can see who is the current high bidder on each lot, and send in new bids if they wish. Because we are not limited by an auction session at a set time, a silent auction allows us to offer a large number of lots in a single auction. News of forthcoming silent auctions will be displayed on our home page.

Quiet Auctions
In 2015 we introduced the "quiet auction", which is not silent but is not as loud as usual. It is somewhere in between. The quiet auctions are not held at an auction venue, so there is no floor bidding. Bidders can participate by bidding live online or submitting absentee bids. Details of future auctions will be advertised on our home page.

Also check our Auction Preview page for a look at what's coming up in future auctions.

What our customers say

I enjoyed the informal atmosphere of the auction on line and the titbits of information that the auctioneers offered as each lot was shown.
This is the first time I have used your auction services – I am sure I will do so again.
I am so glad to have been able to acquire this item.
It was my first time on your auction and I enjoyed it very much.
I'm so happy about my new toy!
I want to thank you for a perfect transaction made from your December auction.
Love your business, staff and auctions. Look forward to the next Monday Auction.

A selection of newspaper and magazine articles

Do you like collecting cars, trains and toys? You may be interested in these newspaper and magazine articles, which discuss recent trends in collecting. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)

All Fired Up for Live Steam Sale

All Fired Up for Live Steam Sale
SMH 7th July 2015

Good Things Come in Small Boxes

Good Things Come in Small Boxes
SMH 5th March 2014

Construct Your Own Portfolio

Construct Your Own Portfolio
SMH 18th September 2013

Boys' Toys Take Off

Boys' Toys Take Off
SMH 20th February 2013

Australian Muscle Car

Australian Muscle Car
Nov/Dec 2012

Small cars, big price tags

Small Cars, Big Price Tags
SMH 15th December 2010

Are you interested in selling your pre-loved toys? Contact us.