First Monday Toy Auction

First Monday Toy Auction

Next auction: Monday 4th June

Full details will be available in the next day or two

See our Auction Preview page for a look at what's coming up


About Our First Monday Toy Auction

The First Monday Toy Auction is held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm Sydney time. You can participate in our auctions by attending the auction in our Auction Rooms at Lawson, online through Invaluable, or by leaving absentee bids prior to the auction.

Live Video
Our auctions are broadcast live on the internet using streaming video and audio. Yes, we are actually there conducting the auction at our Lawson venue, and you can watch us in action. Our video broadcast includes extra information and running commentaries by toy experts. And, of course, you will be able to see the items we are offering for sale.

Viewing
This is not just an internet auction. The items can be viewed at our Auction Rooms on the Saturday before the auction and at other times by appointment, and from 3:00pm on the day of the auction. Come along and see – and feel – the items for yourself. You are also welcome to attend the auction and participate as a bidder, or as part of our audience.

Room Bidding
This is a public auction and all are welcome to attend and place bids. To register as a bidder, simply come along on the day and give us your details. It costs nothing to register as a bidder.

Absentee Bidding
Absentee bids may be left on items during the viewings, at other times at our Blackheath shop, online on our website, or by phone or email. Click here for further details. Bids may also be left online at invaluable.com. Telephone bidding during the auction is available by prior arrangement.

Online Bidding
If you wish to participate online during the auction, you must first register with Invaluable. Please see How to Bid Online. If you already have an account with invaluable.com, artfact.com or auctionzip.com, you can register through your existing account. On the day of the auction you can log in to the bidding console one hour before the auction commences. Please allow plenty of time to ensure that you have been accepted as a bidder and that you can successfully log in. If you have any problems logging in, see Trouble-shooting or contact us.

Auction Dates
Our First Monday Toy Auction is usualy held, naturally, on the first Monday of each month. But occasionally we have to move it to the second Monday when we have other commitments. Also we do not hold an auction on the first Monday of January, since everyone is still in holiday mode. See the panel on the left for a list of the next few months' auction dates. Or join our mailing list and we'll send you notifications of forthcoming auctions.

Buyer's Premium
A 13.5% buyer's premium applies to all successful bids (includes GST). An online bidding fee of 5% is charged by our online auction hosts Invaluable and AuctionZip for successful bids placed with them (total fees for online bidders 18.5%).

Bidding Increments
Bidding in our auctions proceeds according to set bidding increments, which are listed in the panel on the left. We request that bidders follow these increments when placing bids.

Postage & Handling
We are happy to package and send goods anywhere in the world, and we charge a small handling fee to help cover our costs. We keep this fee as low as we can, but we have no control over the postage charges. International postage is based on weight, so please take this into account when you are placing bids.

Please note that all prices advertised and all bids submitted are in Australian dollars (AUD).


Auction Rooms

We recently opened Auction Rooms in the Blue Mountains Industrial Estate at Lawson, a small village about half-way up the Mountains. We are now conducting our regular First Monday Toy Auctions in the new Auction Rooms, and we hold viewings there for all of our auctions (including the "quiet" auctions), on the Saturday prior to each auction.

You are welcome to attend our First Monday Toy Auction, either to bid or simply to watch. The auctions commence at 6:00pm on the first Monday of the month, with viewing open from 3:00pm. There is plenty of street parking and refreshments are available during the auction.

See the map below for full details.

Please note that our Auction Rooms are open only during auctions and viewings. If you wish to visit us at other times, please contact us to arrange an appointment.

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Auction Rooms Map