Cordy's encourages you to attend any auction from which you wish to purchase so you can accurately view and bid live within the auction room; if however this is not practical then Cordy's can supply you with a condition report and arrange various absentee bidding options. Buyers are reminded that the highest bidder at the fall of the hammer is entering a binding contract.

Here's a brief guide to buying from Cordy's.


Bidding in person

Bidders will need to register prior to the auction; they will be given a bidding number which they must show to the auctioneer if they are the successful highest bidder on any lot or lots. A clear intention to bid should always be made.

Absentee bidding

Instructions to bid at sales are accepted by Cordy's and are carried out free of charge. Lots will always be bought as favorably as allowed by other such bids, bidding in the saleroom and any reserve. See 'Conditions of Sale'.

Telephone bidding

With adequate notice Cordy's can arrange to phone you prior to a nominated lot(s) so long as the associated estimate is around $1,000 or more. Landlines are preferable. Cordy's accepts no liability for lack of connection for whatever reason. Bidders are reminded not to hesitate during this process as the auctioneer will not be showing preferential treatment.

After you buy

Buyer's premium

The purchaser shall pay to John Cordy Limited (Cordy's) a premium of 15% of the hammer price together with G.S.T. on such premium at the current rate, effectively adding 17.25% to the hammer price.


Buyers must pay in full within 48 hours of the auction. We accept Online Banking, Eftpos, Cash, Bank Cheque, Personal Cheque (Only if known to Cordy�s), PayPal, International Bank Transfer, Visa or MasterCard with a 2.2% surcharge. All bank or PayPal fees are to be fully covered by the purchaser. Overseas cheques will not be accepted as a means of payment.

Collection of items

Once payment has been completed all goods are to be removed immediately (within 48 hours from the auction). Carriers' details are available at our office. Various packaging, courier and freight options are available at the buyer's expense.