Buying with Us

Buying with Us

When buying with For-Auction, you have the peace-of-mind knowing that every lot has been carefully catalogued by a specialist, so what you see is what you get. Every lot offered has a description with period and origin and where possible, we include known provenance. In addition, we include a detailed condition report for every lot, as well as multiple-images online, so you can see the item as clearly as you could do in person. Post-auction we help you with collection and delivery arrangements. Below we explain how to buy at our auctions. Our full terms and conditions of business are published under the Current Auctions page on this website.

Buyers Premium

Buyers are charged a buyers premium of 24% plus GST on the hammer price of all lots. ( For fees please refer to the Online Bidding tab at this website)

Live Bidding

All auctions are timed online auctions and each lot will open in chronological order after the auction starts at the advertised time. You can then bid in real-time, like with any auction. If any bids happen in the last 30 seconds the lot extends for a further 30 seconds, so you wont miss out, should you still wish to bid. It will be very clear if the bid is with you or another bidder so watch for the prompts. If you are the winning bidder you will know and then you will be sent an invoice to your email address that you registered with and on it will be clear payment and collection instructions.If you are a first-time bidder you must register to bid live at least 24 hours before the auction. If you have registered with before don't worry, as you will be able to bid without having to sign-up again.

Absentee Bids

You can leave an absentee bid at any time on an auction when you have registered on this site with Be aware that they will require a credit card to register you, which they will only use for indentification purposes and your credit card will never be charged without your direct authorisation.

The bidding system ensures that no-one knows your maximum bid and the system will bid the lowest bid for you, meaning you get the item as cheaply as other bidding permits, despite the fact that you may have left a much higher bid. Once you have registered for the first time, you don’t have to register again at future events with For-Auction.


In most cases there will be no live viewing, unless stated otherwise, but there will always be multiple images and condition reports available online for every lot. You can also email us at any time asking for more specific information on a particular lot if you cannot see what you need to online.

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Successful bidders will be emailed an invoice after the auction to the email address that you used to register with.

Payment can be made direct to our bank account by direct TT transfer without cost:

Account name: Artmarketspace trading as For-Auction P/L
Bank: ANZ bank
BSB: 013 006
Account number:  310123559

For-Auction also takes credit card payment via Visa/Mastercard/Amex with a surcharge of 1.5% inc GST and this has to be done in person, when you collect your goods, as we need you to sign a credit card receipt and show current photo ID. You will be informed of collection date and times post auction.


An affiliate of For-Auction will be assigned to each auction to assist you with your collection arrangements and their contact details will be provided with the auction details on this website.

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