First Monday Toy Auction

First Monday Toy Auction

Next auction: Monday 5th September at 7:00pm

Nonpareil tinplate Aeroplane "Wind Me Up and Watch Me Make Whoopee"

Featured item:
Nonpareil tinplate Aeroplane "Wind Me Up and Watch Me Make Whoopee"

Full details will be available a week before the auction.
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 7:00pm Sydney time. You can participate in our auctions by attending the auction venue in Mount Victoria, 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 Mount Victoria 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.

This is not just an internet auction. The items can be viewed at our Annandale gallery on Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and at other times by appointment; and at our auction venue in Mount Victoria 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. (See venue details below.)

Absentee Bidding
Absentee bids may be left on items during the viewings, at other times at our Blackheath and Annandale galleries, online on our website, or by phone, fax 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.

Buyer's Premium
A 12.5% buyer's premium applies to successful bids placed with Trains, Planes & Automobiles, and a 15.5% buyer's premium applies to successful bids placed online. Please read our Auction Terms and Conditions.

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 have been forced to introduce a handling and packaging fee when posting auction items to successful bidders. This fee will go towards covering the costs of materials and labour. Up till now, we have absorbed these costs, but we find that we can no longer do so. We will keep this fee as low as we can.

International Postage
Australia Post has recently increased its charges for sending parcels overseas. If you would like us to post goods to you, please bear in mind that we must charge you postage fees which are beyond our control. 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 Venue

For almost three years now we have been conducting our auctions at St Peter's Anglican Church Hall in Mount Victoria. Our Blue Mountains gallery has moved to Blackheath, but we still have strong ties to Mount Victoria and will continue to hold our auctions there.

You are welcome to attend our auctions in Mount Victoria, either to bid or simply to watch. Our First Monday Toy Auctions commence at 7:00pm on the first Monday of the month, with viewing open from 3:00pm. There is plenty of parking, and refreshments are available. But watch out for kangaroos.

See the map below for full details.

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Auction Venue Map