Abacus Auctions is a Melbourne-based auction house dedicated to offering our clients a wide variety of Stamps, Postal History, Picture Postcards, Coins, Banknotes, Militaria, Sporting Memorabilia and associated Collectables such as Documents, Maps and Ephemera through our regular Public Auctions.
Our Specialists Gary Watson (former owner of Prestige Philately), Nick Anning, Max Williamson and Torsten Weller between them have well over 100 years industry experience and are recognised experts in their respective fields.
We have chosen as our motto "You Can Count On Us!". This is not just a cheesy catch-phrase, but the most important guideline for our entire operation. You can count on us to strive for the highest standards in lotting, describing and grading the items we offer, and to produce the best-quality catalogues available. You can count on us to offer a user-friendly website featuring numerous additional scans that can’t be accommodated in our catalogues as well as continuously updated Starting Prices
You can count on us to treat you with respect, to value and appreciate your contributions as bidder and/or seller, and to put the emphasis on the enjoyment of collecting. You can count on us to provide an outstanding auction day experience, fr om our friendly staff to a delicious afternoon tea; from modest but welcoming premises, assistance with your travel arrangements and plenty of free parking. If you are a vendor, you can count on us to protect your money and to pay you within 45 calendar days of the auction.
Apart from the quality of our catalogues and the material on offer, you will also notice certain differences in our Terms of Sale from what you may be used to in dealing with other firms. We offer modest bidding steps of only 5%, and wh ere a lot has no prior bids you have the chance to buy it at the reserve price, not one bid higher. Our Buyer’s Premium is 19.8% all-inclusive, and we actively encourage you to pay any amount by Visa or Mastercard free of any surcharges.
Everyone who works at Abacus is entirely focussed on how we can serve our clients better. From time to time we may not live up to your expectations, and we want you to point this out to us so that we can improve our service. We welcome your assessment, and value your feedback
We warmly invite your participation in our auctions as either a vendor or a bidder (or both!) and invite you to contact us to find out how we can be of assistance.