Online Buyers Guide 

Important to note

  • Lots auctioned are usually of some age.
  • Lots are sold with all faults and imperfections.
  • Images of lots are for identification purposes only.
  • Extra images of lots will be provided for condition assessment purposes.
  • Prospective buyers are invited to contact the relevant Strauss & Co. office for a condition report or detail images.

Bidding during the auction

Bidding is only possible once you have completed the online registration process. Once this has been completed an email will be sent to you confirming your successful registration. You may then log onto the site and start bidding. The highest bid buys the Lot, provided it has met, or exceeded the Reserve.

It is important to note that bidding is conducted in accordance with clause 9 of our terms and conditions and, most importantly, once submitted, a bid may not been withdrawn (refer clause 9.2).

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Lots may be subject to a reserve which is a confidential figure between Strauss & Co. and the seller, below which a lot will not be sold. The reserve for Online Auctions is calculated at the low estimate and may not exceed the low estimate.

Buyer’s premium

Strauss & Co. charges a premium to the buyer on the final hammer price calculated at 15%.

VAT is payable by all successful bidders, on the buyer’s premium only, at the applicable rate.


All lots sold will be invoiced in the name and address registered by the bidder. Successful bidders are required to make payment for their purchases within 3 working days after the closing date of the sale. Purchases will be released upon proof of payment.

Methods of payment

Secure online credit card payments (Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa only) or,

Payment may be made by Electronic Funds Transfer to:

Strauss & Co
Standard Bank Killarney
Branch Code: 007205
Current Account No: 001670891
Swift Address: SBZA ZA JJ

Please use your client code as your reference.

Alternatively, cash or credit cards (Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA only) will be accepted at our offices.

Collection and/or Shipping

Successful bidders can choose from three options:

  1. Collect from the Johannesburg office (by appointment only) – no charge.
  2. Collect from the Cape Town office (by appointment only) – no charge.
  3. Provide an address into the Strauss Online system when checking out and a door-to-door shipping charge will be quoted and, if accepted, will be added to your invoice

Delivery and insurance is at the buyer’s expense.