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At the premises of Mowbray Collectables (247 Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand) by appointment; or West Plaza Hotel, Wakefield St, Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday 23rd September 2021, 10 am to 6 pm (NZST), and Friday 24th September 2021 prior to auction, from 9 am (NZST) until 11.45 am. All lots are illustrated online.

For any enquiries regarding lot descriptions etc, contact our office, +64 6 364 8270 or email auctions@mowbrays.co.nz

For those not attending the auction, bids can be placed by mail, phone, fax, e-mail or via our website, including live online through Auction Mobility. Such bids should be received in our office no later than 8am NZ time (GMT + 12) Friday 24th September 2021 (at your risk if not received by auctioneer in time) or live online through Auction Mobility until the item is sold. Telephone bidding may be made during the course of the auction by prior arrangement only.

All Buyers Please Note: no Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be added to the hammer price of lots. However, a Buyer’s Premium of 17% (plus 15% GST on buyer’s premium for NZ buyers only) will be added to the hammer price of each lot.

Exchange rates (approximate and may varyNZ Dollar equals UK 54p, USA 71c, Australia 95c, Euro 61c,

Credit card payments will incur a surcharge of 2% for Visa/Mastercard, and 3% for American Express.




  1. INSPECTION: No lot is available for inspection by post.

  2. EXTENSION: Extensions for expertising will be granted on application. Any purchase made with an extension is payable in full in compliance with Condition 7. Such monies will not be made available to the vendor until the purchaser has received the certificate. The onus shall be on the purchaser to obtain such certificate within a reasonable time, and bear all costs. If the item does not receive a clear certificate, the Auctioneer will refund any expertisation fee not exceeding seventy dollars ($70).

    3.1. Bidding, either absentee or in the room, will bind the bidder to these conditions of sale.

    Subject to any reserve price, the highest bidder shall purchase the lot: any dispute arising as to who is the highest bidder shall be determined by the Auctioneer who may offer the lot again.

    The Auctioneer may group, split up or withdraw lots, and transfer bids to identical lots at his discretion.

    3.2. The bidder shall be deemed to purchase as buyer unless prior to bidding he has given the Auctioneer a copy of a written authority to bid on behalf of another person.

    3.3. Where an agent purchases on behalf of an undisclosed client, such agent shall be personally liable for payment of the purchase money to the Auctioneer and for safe delivery of the lot to the said client.

    3.4. Vendor bids shall not be accepted.

  4. BIDDING INCREMENTS: Absentee and online bids must comply with the following steps (Note steps under $500 have changed since Auction #25):

    Under $200 - $10 increases
    $200 - $500 - $20 increases
    $500-$1,000 - $25 increases
    $1,000-$2,000 - $50 increases
    $2,000-$5,000 - $100 increases
    $5,000-$10,000 - $200 increases
    $10,000-$20,000 - $500 increases
    $20,000 and above - $1,000 increases

    Otherwise, the regulation of bidding is at the Auctioneer's discretion.

  5. ABSENTEE BIDDERS: Bids will be accepted from persons unable to attend the auction, and their bids will be treated in utmost confidence and managed as though the bidder is in the room. The Auctioneer shall not be liable for errors or omissions in executing bids. Live online bidding is possible through Auction Mobility, through our website. An extra 3% charge applies for all Auction Mobility bids.

    Absentee bidders, who have not seen the lots they are buying, may reject any lot with the exception of bulk or mixed lots and collections, where the description is not in accordance with that given in the catalogue. However, any such lots are only returnable within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt, and in the condition received.

  6. ESTIMATES: These are conservative. Bidding will commence at a bidding increment over the second highest postal/absentee bid received prior to commencement of the auction. Where one or no bids have been received, bidding will commence at seventy percent (70%) of the lot estimate, or at reserve if above 70%.

  7. PAYMENT: Lots will be at the buyer's risk from the fall of the hammer but title shall not pass until payment in full has been made of the purchase price (hammer price plus 15% buyer's premium (plus GST on buyer’s premium for NZ buyers) and, if applicable, interest). Payment and clearance of lots by room buyers may be carried out on the day of the sale. Payment by postal/absentee bidders must be made upon receipt of invoice. Payments not received within 30 days of auction date will be subject to 2% penalty interest.

  8. NO GOODS and SERVICES TAX is charged on the hammer price, but purchasers outside of New Zealand undertake that neither they or an associated person will cause the goods to be re-imported into New Zealand in substantially the same condition in which they were exported.

  9. FAILURE TO PAY: If the buyer breaches Condition 7, the Auctioneer, without prejudice to any other rights available to it, shall be entitled without notice to the buyer to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:

    9.1. to terminate the contract with the buyer and any monies which the buyer has paid to the Auctioneer on account of such purchase or purchases shall be forfeited:

    9.2. to terminate the contract, resell the lot at any time by public auction and the buyer shall pay to the Auctioneer any resulting deficiency in the purchase price (plus interest) and insurance. Any surplus shall be paid to the vendor;

    9.3. to apply any monies at any time due by the Auctioneer to the buyer in payment of the purchase price (plus interest). The Auctioneer shall have a lien over any property of the buyer in the possession of the Auctioneer, in order to secure any monies due to the Auctioneer; and

    9.4. to proceed against the buyer for damages for breach of contract.

  10. ADMISSION The Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admission to any person to either viewing or the sale room, and the Auctioneer may refuse any bid.

  11. GOVERNING LAW: These conditions shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws from time to time in force in New Zealand and the parties hereto irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.

  12. IMPORT REQUIREMENTS The buyer warrants that they are permitted under national laws to import item(s) purchased into any other country that they request the item(s) be exported to and accepts full responsibility for complying with those laws.