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    Abacus Auctions
    29 Hardner Road
    Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149
    AUSTRALIA

    Tel: +61 3 8513 0595
    E-Mail: info@abacusauctions.com.au
    Web: https://www.abacusauctions.com.au/
  • About Abacus Auctions

    Abacus Auctions conducts public auctions of Coins, Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia, Postcards and Stamps. We are located in Melbourne, Australia and specialise in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, but all auctions also offer worldwide material including Asia, British Commonwealth, Europe and Rest of the World. We are always accepting suitable consignments and regularly attend exhibitions in Europe and the USA. Please contact Torsten Weller torsten@abacusauctions.com.au for further information.

    New Clients – References
    If you have not dealt with us previously, please provide two references from major Stamp auction houses with whom you have conducted business recently.

All overseas shipments are sent by DHL Express (5-7 days delivery instead of 30-45 days via postal services). All DHL shipments must have the full value declared to prove that they have been exported (and therefore the local VAT can be deducted from the Buyer’s Premium and other charges).
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Director Torsten Weller

29 Hardner Road
Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149
AUSTRALIA

info@abacusauctions.com.au

Tel: (03) 8513 0595
Terms and Conditions

Abacus Auctions


Terms of Sale


1. ABACUS: Abacus Auctions Pty Ltd, a company incorporated in the State of Victoria (Abacus), is the Auctioneer. Abacus is a member
of the Australasian Philatelic Traders Association (APTA) and the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA).

2. DESCRIPTIONS: The Description of a lot comprises the written description, the Symbols and Grading (set out on the next page), all
illustrations of the lot or part of the lot in a printed catalogue and all illustrations & videos of the lot or part of the lot presented on
the Abacus website, as well as any amendments to any of these published in Saleroom Notices and/or on the Abacus website.

3. ESTIMATES & RESERVES: The Estimates & Reserves are set in Australian Dollars. The Reserve is set at 75% of the Estimate
(rounded to the nearest bidding step) unless otherwise indicated in the Description. Bids below the Reserve will not be accepted.

4. HAMMER PRICES: The Hammer Price is the price at which a lot is sold to the Buyer. In the absence of any other bids, the
Hammer Price will be the Reserve. In the event of competing bids, the Hammer Price will be one Bid Step over the second-highest
bid received before the lot is sold. Lots marked “T” attract GST on the Hammer Price when sold to Australian-resident Buyers only.

5. BIDDING: A bid is a binding offer to purchase a lot and once placed cannot be retracted nor reduced by the bidder. Bids may be
placed in advance of the auction by mail, phone (with written confirmation), email or online until such time as notified (together,
Absentee Bids), or in person, by live internet bidding, by phone bidding (prior arrangement required; see website for conditions) or
by an Agent during the auction (together, Room Bids). All Agents must identify their Principal to Abacus before the auction or will be
personally liable as Buyer. Abacus will use its best endeavours to ensure that all Absentee Bids are executed but does not accept any
liability whatsoever for errors or omissions. Abacus has absolute discretion to refuse to accept Bids for any reason whatsoever.

6. BID STEPS: Abacus uses the following Bid Steps:
Up to $50 $2
$50 - $150 $5
$150 - $300 $10
$300 - $500 $20
$500 - $750 $25
$750 - $1500 $50
$1500 - $3000 $100
$3000 - $5000 $200
$5000 - $7500 $250
$7500 - $15000 $500
$15000 - $30000 $1000
over $30000 5% approx.
Abacus reserves the right to raise or lower non-conforming Absentee Bids depending on the bidder’s apparent intention.

7. BUYER: The Buyer is the person to whom a lot is sold, either as the highest bidder at auction or the earlier bidder in the case of tied
bids, or by completing an after-auction purchase at the Reserve, or upon acceptance of a post-auction offer, or by any other means.
The sale of each lot sold is a binding contract between Abacus and the Buyer. In the event of a dispute, Abacus shall have absolute
discretion in deciding who is the Buyer. Legal title does not pass to the Buyer until full Payment of the Invoice Total is received.

8. BUYER’S PREMIUM: Abacus charges a Buyer’s Premium of 20% of the Hammer Price (plus GST for Australian-resident Buyers only).
Abacus accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard & American Express without any credit card surcharge.


9. PAYMENT: Payment of the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium, any applicable GST, shipping & insurance charges and for overseas
Buyers any applicable VAT and other import fees, taxes & duties (together the Invoice Total) for all lots sold to the Buyer are due and
payable to Abacus immediately upon receipt of the invoice. Payment must be made in Australian Dollars by a method listed on the
invoice unless otherwise agreed by Abacus. If the Buyer does not make Payment of the Invoice Total in full within 30 days of the
invoice, Abacus may at its absolute discretion -
1) add an accounting fee of $20 plus an interest charge of 2% per month (or part thereof) to the Invoice Total;
2) apply any monies due at any time from Abacus to the Buyer against the Invoice Total;
3) terminate the sale, retain any monies paid, re-offer the lot(s), and recover any shortfall plus costs from the Buyer; and/or
4) take legal action against the Buyer for breach of contract.

10. RETURN OF LOTS: A lot may be returned only if there is a material error in the Description and the Buyer has informed
Abacus within 30 days from the date of the auction of the intention to return the lot
(regardless of whether or not the Buyer has
taken possession of the lot by this time). However, a lot is not eligible for return under this clause if -
1) the lot has been personally inspected prior to the sale by the Buyer or the Buyer's Agent; or
2) the reason relied on for return is apparent from any illustration supplied to the Buyer or to the Buyer’s Agent; or
3) the lot contains more than 10 items or is stated to be offered ‘as is’; or
4) the lot, and all items within it, is no longer in exactly the same condition as sold; or
5) the Buyer has not been granted an ‘Extension’ under Clause 11 and has independently submitted the lot for expertising.

11. CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY & EXTENSIONS: The Buyer may request that the sale of a lot be made conditional upon the
receipt of a satisfactory Certificate of Authenticity, with the sale to be on ‘Extension’. Such a request must be made in writing prior to
the sale of the lot, and Abacus shall have absolute discretion whether to grant the request and to which expert or expert committee
it shall submit the lot for a Certificate. An Extension request will generally not be granted if the lot is offered with a recent Certificate
or if the lot is of a type for which experts do not provide Certificates. Where an Extension request is granted, the Buyer must make
full Payment for the lot and bear all costs of obtaining the Certificate. If the Certificate is unsatisfactory, the Buyer is entitled to return
the lot under Clause 10 for a full refund including Certificate costs. A Certificate shall be considered unsatisfactory only if it states that
a lot is materially different from its Description. Where a lot is described as defective or not genuine in any respect, a Certificate is not
unsatisfactory merely because it mentions any defects not listed in the Description. Where the expert or expert committee is unable
to render an opinion, this does not constitute an unsatisfactory Certificate.

12. GOVERNING LAW: The Terms of Sale shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria.

13. ACCEPTANCE: Placing a Bid by any method constitutes acknowledgment and acceptance of these Terms of Sale.
Privacy agreement

Abacus Auctions


256th Abacus Auction
May 21st - 24th, 2024

Public Auction 256 Australia, Australian Colonies & Territories and Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables 21-24 May 2024
 
Sale 256 offers almost 3,000 lots over four days with estimates exceeding A$2,000,000. The feature section is Australian Colonies spanning the first two days of the sale with numerous rarities including NSW Proofs & Forgeries, specialised South Australia, Malcolm Groom's Tasmanian Postal Stationery, as well as hundreds of postal history items, concluding with Picture Postcards. Day 3 starts with Australian collections, Kangaroos, KGV Heads, three Ross Smith flight vignette covers, etc followed by World collections & accumulations, British Commonwealth, Europe including first issues from Belgium and Colonies, Kiautschou and Luxemburg, modern rarities from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, and some gems from the United States. Day 4 is devoted to Militaria, Medals, Coins & Banknotes followed by Sporting Memorabilia, Cigarette & Trade Cards and General Collectables. Payment by Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted without any credit card surcharge.

Short Terms and Conditions

Buyer’s Premium of 20% (plus GST for Australian residents) will be added to Hammer Prices.
Payment by Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted without any credit card surcharge.

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Lot Start Lot End Starting Time Description

Tuesday May 21st, 2024

1 644 11:00 AEST Australian Colonies - New South Wales, Queensland & South Australia

Wednesday May 22nd, 2024

645 1295 11:00 AEST Australian Colonies/States - Tasmania, Victoria & Western Australia followed by Picture Postcards

Thursday May 23rd, 2024

2001 2769 11:00 AEST Australia and Worldwide Stamps & Postal History

Friday May 24th, 2024

3001 3803 11:00 AEST Australian & Worldwide Militaria, Medals, Coins & Banknotes followed by Sporting Memorabilia, Collectables, Cigarette & Trade Cards
After Auction Sale
May 21st - 24th, 2024
256th Abacus Auction
Australia, Australian Colonies & Territories and Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, ...
Auction Results
May 21st - 24th, 2024
256th Abacus Auction
Australia, Australian Colonies & Territories and Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, ...
February 21st - 23rd, 2024
255th Abacus Auction
Over 2,000 lots with hundreds of stamp collections and collectibles from Australia and around the world
December 6th - 8th, 2023
254th Abacus Auction
Over 2,300 lots with hundreds of stamp collections and collectibles from Australia and around the world
September 19th - 22nd, 2023
253rd Abacus Auction
Australia, Colonies & Territories, New Guinea & Papua and Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards, Coins & ...
Juny 28th - 30th, 2023
252nd Abacus Auction
Colonies & Territories, New Guinea & Papua and Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, ...
May 16th - 17th, 2023
251st Abacus Auction
Australia, Australian Colonies & Territories and New Zealand Stamps, Postal History & Covers
Februar 28th - March 3rd, 2023
250th Abacus Auction
Stamps, Postal History & Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
November 9th - 12th, 2022
249th Abacus Auction
Australia, Colonies, Cocos Islands, Papua, New Guinea, Postal Stationery & Postal History
postponed to August 3rd - 5th, 2022
248th Abacus Auction: Stamps, Postal History & Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
Numerous high valued stamps, Sporting Memorabilia & General Collectables, Coins, Banknotes & Militaria
April 26th - 30th, 2022
247th Abacus Auction: Stamps, Postal History & Postcards, Coins & Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
Numerous high valued stamps, Sporting Memorabilia & General Collectables, Coins, Banknotes
February 22nd - 24th, 2022
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 7"
Australia and Commonwealth with  colonies, postal stationery, postal history, picture postcards, as well as rest of the world
December 1st - 4th, 2021
246th Abacus Auction: Australian & Worldwide Stamps
Australian & Worldwide Stamps including The 'Artemis' Kangaroo & Map Rarities, Postal History & Picture Postcards, ...
September 30th - October 2nd, 2021
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 6"
Australia & Worldwide Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards
August 5th - 6th, 2021
245th Abacus Auction: Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards
Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards from Australia & Colonies and Rest of the World
June 17th - 18th, 2021
244th Abacus Auction: Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Militaria, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
Sporting Memorabilia, Cigarette & Trade Cards, Coins, Banknotes, Medals & Militaria, as well as Autographs, Music & Movie Memorabilia, ...
May 19th - 20th, 2021
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 5"
Worldwide Philatelic Literature, Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards
March 25th - 26th, 2021
243rd Abacus Auction: Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards
Australia & Colonies and the Rest of the World single items & small groups including a study of the Penny Kangaroo (Australia's ...
February 19th - 20th, 2020
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 4"
Worldwide Philatelic Literature, Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards
November 22nd - 23rd, 2020
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 3"
Stamps, Postal History and Picture Postcards from Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Colonies and Worldwide.
October 10th - 12th, 2020
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 2"
Stamps, Postal History and Picture Postcards from Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Colonies and Worldwide.
July 11th - 12th, 2020
Abacus Auctions - "Abacus-Online 1"
This Sale offers 1600+ single lots, sets & small groups including strong sections of Asia with 60+ lots of China, British Commonwealth ...
February 29th - 1st March, 2020
240th Abacus Auction
GB and Commonwealth, Australia- Colonies/States, Europe to all world
238th Abacus Auction
Coins, Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
June 22nd, 2019
236th Abacus Auction
Abacus Auctions Sale 236 offers 1300+ lots of Australia, Australian Colonies & Worldwide Stamps, Postal History, Postal Stationery & ...
March 2nd, 2019
232nd Abacus Auction
International Auction with a focus on Australia featuring extensive Kangaroos, KGV Heads & Australian Colonies plus Postal History, ...
November 25th, 2018
230th Abacus Auction: Coins, Banknotes, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Albums, Sporting Memorabilia & Collectables
November 24th, 2018
231th Abacus Auction: Stamps, Postal History & Picture Postcards
Stamps, postal history and postcards of Australia, Australian colonies and world wide material
September 1st, 2018
Abacus Auction sale #229
Australia, Colonies & States, British West Africa, Europe, Papua, Malaya, Thailand, USA, Portugal
July 22nd, 2018
Abacus Auction sale #228
Over 1000 lots starting with Sporting Memorabilia highlighted by a collection of Cricketers autographs, many signatures are on Picture ...
May 19th, 2018
Abacus Auction sale #227
1333 lots with focus on Australia and Commonwealth, World War II, Europe, Asia and ...