Online only ‘Timed’ Sale
Thursday, 22 - Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Thanks for logging into our current online, 5 day art auction which runs from 5pm Thursday September 22nd and closes in batches of 10 lots every 2 minutes from 6pm next Tuesday 27th September. As previously noted, this is a big sale with over 1,400 lots. Should you wish to peruse the entire offering you may find some hidden gems at attractive prices. On the other hand, to reduce your potential search time we have grouped all art into one of seven categories and within that category you’ll find a range of different media. For example, in PRINTS & GRAPHICS you will find Etchings, Engravings, Woodcuts, Lithoprints, Mezzotints, Postcards, Screen prints, etc. WORKS ON PAPER cover art such as drawings, pen and ink pastels, charcoal, mixed media, gouache (when on paper), etc. WATERCOLOURS has its own section. To find a work in any particular medium just enter the MEDIUM in the search bar (e.g. Watercolour; Oil; Photograph, etc) In addition to the above categories you can also search the entire catalogue by an artist’s name and it will throw up works by that artist in no matter which category. Additionally, you can search on any keyword you wish, such as a subject (birds) or City (Wellington). VIEWING: If you live in or around Whanganui (or are travelling through) then we can accommodate, by prior arrangement, an inspection of any artwork where the low estimate is not less than $300. Our office is not open to passing traffic and we only work by appointment. Please call Henry on 027 471 2242. We’d appreciate a day’s notice of any visit. PAYMENT FOR PURCHASES: Following the sale you will be invoiced for your purchases. Prompt settlement would be appreciated. Our 15% (+ gst) Buyer’s Premium will be added to the hammer price. COLLECTIONS & FREIGHT: If you are not able to collect your purchases we now offer an inhouse Packing service on most small to medium sized artworks. Very large or valuable works will need professional packing. Call for details. We can also deliver to a number of North Island towns at attractive rates without the need for packing. In the case of MATTED PRINTS without frames one of the attractions of these is that we can send 5 or 6 in a courier bag generally for no more than $20 – anywhere in NZ (a bit extra for rural delivery). These make great space fillers around the home or office. They can be framed at your local frame shop according to your taste or budget. Good frames at reasonable prices can be had from Briscoes or The Warehouse. Finally a word on BIDDING and RESERVES. The software as it currently stands does not allow you to bid against yourself. Bidding against yourself, if you are the only bidder, enables you to reach the reserve price (normally, but not always, 90% of the low estimate). If there are other bidders (as is the case with larger auction houses such as Dunbar’s or Cordy’s) this is not generally a problem as there are normally multiple bidders pushing the price to at least the reserve. Because so many of our bidders are happy to at least bid to the reserve price we are looking to have the software re-written to allow you to bid to this level if you really wish to acquire an item. This however won’t be in effect until December. In the meantime if you are keen to acquire a work and are happy to pay the reserve price PLEASE CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and we’ll confirm the reserve price to you. You can then place a maximum bid that is at the reserve, We will then place a house bid one step below the reserve which will have the effect of triggering your maximum bid. After that, you will be advised by email if you are out bid by another bidder. During the closing minutes of an auction it is best to watch the screens for signs of last minute bidders. Happy bidding. Best regards, Henry Newrick Director 027 471 2242