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From the Philas Auction Manager:

The Philas Auction Manager, Michael Nibbs, writes:

Due to our relocation from Brisbane Street in mid-January the LAST DATE for acceptance of consignments from vendors is Tuesday 3 January.  Notice of the date from which consignments can be accepted at our new location will be posted to this website.

The auction normally scheduled in March is postponed until further notice and will be held in our new premises. 

Watch this website for further information on the re-location of Philas House and future auction dates.

   Anyone able to join our band of volunteers would be very welcome.  The success of the auctions and the reduced number of volunteers means that delays have become more of a problem.  Once we are able to advise the location of new premises, you may find that they are more convenient for you to travel to.  The link to our volunteers' page is at the bottom of the Home page (use menu button above).

Auction 142

was held on

Saturday 12 November 2022

  The on-line catalogue can still be seen here.

Use the buttons below to see the usual pdf file of the latest auction catalogue and the prices realised.

A note on the buyers' commission:

All successful buyers at Philas Auctions will pay an additional commission of 15% of the hammer price to Philas.

This applies to room bidders, absentee bidders and bidders who use the Philas auction site for on-line bidding.

Bidders who choose to use the Invaluable auction site (rather than the Philas site) will pay an additional 5% to Invaluable.  This charge will be added to your invoice and passed on in full to Invaluable.  So for these bidders, the total commission will be 20%.

For earlier auctions, visit the Previous Auctions page.


Ed Wolf was the auctioneer and Wendy Humphrey the record keeper for the second Philas on-line auction in November 2022.

How to bid in a Philas Auction

Absentee  Bids

  It is important that absentee bids be submitted on a postal bidder's form.

  If you do not do this, your bids have to be re-written on to a form by a volunteer and mistakes may occur.

  Do not simply list your bids within an email and hope that they will be transcribed correctly.

  Print off a postal bidders' form here.

  You can:

  • mail the completed form to Philas

  • or scan your completed form; save it as a .pdf or .jpg file and attach it to an email

  • send the email, with the attachment, to .


Or you can use the  interactive form.

 A guide to completing the interactive form is available here.

In  The  Room

   Fill the gaps in your collection by bidding at the Philas auction. You can read the auction catalogue and view the lots by following the links on this page or contact Philas to receive a printed catalogue.

   View the lots at Philas House during the preceding week (see times opposite). On auction day, arrive early to obtain a bidder's number. The auction starts at 12.00 noon.

See our Bidders' Terms & Conditions.

Viewing Times for regular Philas Auctions


previous Saturday       10.00 am to 4.00 pm

previous Sunday          10.00 am to 4.00 pm

previous Thursday       10.00 am to 4.00 pm*

previous Friday            10.00 am to 4.00 pm

  *Absentee bids (mail and email) will close at:

                4.00 pm on previous Thursday.

Do you want to sell material through the Philas auction?

Philas now offers lots to bidders throughout the world on-line auctions.  Our auctions also attract a large number of room bidders (unlike some commercial auctions) as well as postal and email bidders.

For full information on selling through Philas see our Vendors' information.


You can directly email the Auction Manager.

Vendors lotting their own material should use the Standard Abbreviations.

Page updated 30/1/2023.

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