Leonard Joel

How to Buy

For information on How To Bid at the auction with Leonard Joel, please read on.

Leonard Joel auctions take place on a weekly and seasonal basis in Melbourne and Sydney, providing collectors and decorators of all tastes and interests the widest range of categories. While the traditional categories of fine art, jewellery and decorative arts are offered regularly, we also offer auctions in the new collecting categories of: Modern Design, Photography, Specialist PrintsAsian Art & Antiques, Luxury, Jewellery and Wristwatches.

Bidding at Leonard Joel

There are three simple ways to bid at Leonard Joel:

1. Live online bidding – Whether you are half way around the world or in the comfort of your home or office, you can bid for all Leonard Joel lots live and in real-time on Invaluable. Please note there is a 5% service fee charged by Invaluable on purchases made using their service.

2. Absentee or Telephone Bidding  – if you can’t make it to the auction in person or online, you can leave a complimentary absentee bid  (in person or online) or bid via our phone bidding service.

3. In person – all our auctions are open to the public and we welcome your attendance if you are in Melbourne or Sydney.

Please note that there is a Buyer’s Premium added to all purchases.

Browsing at Leonard Joel

To stay connected with forthcoming auctions you can:

Browse and search through our upcoming auction catalogues online here.

Sign up for our email updates at the bottom of this page.

Read our monthly newsletter, LEONARD.

Request to receive full colour catalogues here.

Attend viewings at our Leonard Joel rooms in Melbourne and Sydney.


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    Extensive calendar of specialist & weekly auctions

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