First Monday Toy Auction

First Monday Toy Auction

Next auction: Monday 6th April

Hornby Dublo No. 34224 BR 8F 2-8-0 Goods Locomotive with original box

Featured item: Lot 65
Hornby Dublo No. 34224 BR 8F 2-8-0 Goods Locomotive with original box

Highlights include:

  • Large range of European HO locomotives, rolling stock, track & accessories
  • Collection of superb Hornby Dublo
  • Another great selection of Australian HO
  • More HO/OO from Hornby, Trix, Tri-ang, Lima, and others
  • O-gauge including pre-war Hornby
  • Diecast cars including Matchbox, Lledo, Franklin Mint, Trax, Australian racing cars, and Jeeps
  • Construction sets and parts including Meccano and Ezy-Bilt
  • Pedal cars
  • Aircraft including diecast models and kits
  • Books, magazines, DVDs, and more!

Lots can be viewed in our shop at The Gearin this Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and also next Monday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We will be limiting the number of people allowed in the shop at any one time, and observing distancing regulations.

During the coronavirus restrictions, our auctions will be held online only and there will be no public floor bidding.

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 Katoomba, 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 in our auction rooms, 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.

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 viewings, online on our website, or by phone or email. Click here for further details. Bids may also be left online at 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, or, 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

Our regular auctions and viewings are conducted in our Auction Rooms at The Gearin in Katoomba.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, our auctions are not currently open to the public, but viewing is available in our shop during normal opening times.

See the map below for full details.

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Map of TPA at The Gearin