The Great Plate Auction V, entries are invited for our Autumn 2014 live auction *updated**

TERMS and CONDITIONS OF SALE: see page end.


Auction Running:



The 2014 SA The Great SA Plate AuctionTM V, our next live auction event.

Just Listed for auction this Thursday evening & offered to the market for the first time by it's long term owner, the fine, low, rare & desirable 3-digit lucky number combination SA '258" & SA '429':


Just listed for auction: the rare & special repeat numeral Grand Prix Plate GP '44', offered for the first time publicly since 1985, and the lucky number Grand Prix plate No '18'.



Just listed for The Great Plate Auction V, SA '1800', SA '2779', SA '8610', GP '49', SA '308-355' and SA '707-070' :






Other fine and rare entries received to date:


New Additions: SA '1325', a great lucky '888' plate and the one off descending "count down" numerals plate 9-8-7-6-5-4.





Terms and Conditons of Sale

Bidder Registration: The auctioneer is required to
only accept bids from registered bidders. To be a registered bidder one must
provide the bidder’s name and address, and produce satisfactory evidence of the
bidder’s identity.

Auctioneer: Mr Bernard Booth.

Dealers: trading as
Historic Plates ABN 50  178 576  381

Buyers Premium: 6% (SIX percent)  of winning 
bid price plus GST (6.6% TOTAL)

10% Transfer Fee: Payable to SA Government via DTEI
to transfer plate ownership is 10% of the hammer/purchase price.

. AUCTIONEER: are the
selling agent “The Auctioneer” ABN 92 732 847 042

. BIDDER TO REGISTER: Prior to Auction and entry
to the auction each bidder shall complete legibly a Bidders Registration with a
valid ID which can be obtained from the Auction Rooms on the day of the auction.

WHERE THERE IS A RESERVE PRICE: The highest bidder for each lot shall be the
purchaser and if any dispute arises as to any bidding the lot or lots in
dispute shall be immediately put up for auction again at the last undisputed
bidding, or the dispute may be determined by the Auctioneer. Any dispute must
be raised with the Auctioneer before the next lot is offered.

. BUYERS PREMIUM – A Buyers Premium of 6.6%
including GST is applicable to the sale of each item  which meets reserve and is on top of the
final bid price and is payable to This percentage is
calculated on the hammer price and will be charged to the buyer in addition to
the bid price.

. ALL ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL:  within seven (7) days of the close of the

may, without giving any reason, refuse to accept the bidding of any person or
persons on any lot or lots.

. VENDORS: The Auctioneer may bid on behalf of
the vendor up to the reserve price if any and may withdraw any lot from sale.
The auctioneer can advance the bidding at his discretion.

. DEPOSIT: On the fall of the hammer the buyer
of each lot shall pay to the Auctioneers Assistants a deposit of $500 or 10% of
the final winning bid price whichever is higher, in cash, or by bank cheque.
Mastercard and VISA only will be accepted. Facilities are available and credit
card payments attract a 2% fee; AMEX and Diners Club accepted by special
request and payment of applicable fees (3%). If a buyer has not registered
prior to the Auction he shall give in writing his name and address to the
Auctioneer or his representative. If any buyer fails to comply with any of
these terms the lot or lots in respect of which such failure is made may, if
the Auctioneer deems necessary be put up again and resold and the defaulter’s
bid shall not be taken again during the sale. If upon resale a lower price is
obtained for any of such lots than was obtained in the first sale the
difference in price shall be a debt due from the buyer in default upon the
first sale.

. FAULTS OR MISDESCRIPTION: All lots are sold as
they are and a sale shall not be invalidated by reason of any defect or faults
in any of the lots by reason of any of the lots being incorrectly described or
depicted in the catalogue or elsewhere or missing parts or quantities, and
neither the vendor nor the Auctioneer nor 
their agents shall pay compensation in respect of any faults or errors of
description, parts or quantities or vendors inability to perform a full and
complete sale.

0. LOTS AT PURCHASER’S RISK: Each lot shall be
the purchaser’s risk from the fall of the hammer and the purchaser shall pay,
by cash or bank cheque (unless prior arrangements have been made with the
Auctioneer), for the lot in full before delivery. Title to the lot shall not
pass to the buyer until all payments are cleared through the Auctioneer’s Bank
and Government and Statutory 10% transfer and any associated vehicle
registration fees are subsequently paid.

11. No allowances or refunds will be made. Buyers will not
be able to reject any lot on the grounds that it is not correctly described or
depicted in the catalogue or elsewhere. Lots are sold “as is where is” without
warranty, nor are they warranted as fit for any particular purpose nor is any
warranty given by the Auctioneer as to the serviceability status of any item.


12. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH TERMS: Upon failure to comply
with the above terms any money deposited in part payment shall be forfeited to
the vendor he paying therefore all expenses.

13. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH TERMS: Upon failure to comply
with the above terms any money deposited in part payment shall be forfeited to
the vendor he paying therefore all expenses and the lot or lots shall be resold
by public or private sale and the deficiency (if any) arising upon the resale
together with the expenses shall be made good by the defaulter at this sale.

14.TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE: Time shall be of the essence for
the sale of any lot.


facilitate the transfer of rights between the vendor and purchaser according to
rules and regulations as outlined by the Government’s Department of Transport
Energy and Infrastructure, “DTEI”.

17. ALLOCATION OF PLATES TO VEHICLES: plates are allocated
to be displayed on vehicles through DTEI Motor Registration offices upon the
successful transfer of a plate between parties and the completion of a DTEI
Number Plate Agreement form. Purchasers are made aware of and are to understand
that a plate cannot be displayed on a vehicle without the completion of these
statutory requirements.

18. NUMBER PLATE AGREEMENTS: Buyers should familiarise
themselves with the terms and conditions as with regards to Number Plate “Class
Specific Rights” agreements as detailed by DTEI on behalf of the Registrar of
Motor Vehicles. All number plates and number plate sales are governed by these
Government agreements and in bidding the bidder acknowledges that they
understand that they will be governed by these rules.

19. GST: GST is not payable on plates or plate agreements.

in some instances the physical plates may not be available; this is the sale of
the “rights” to display and trade the number plate. New number plates can be
issued by the relevant Government Department, additional fees are payable
directly to DTEI for this. Lot’s vary and may or may not have actual number
plates included. We recommend you contact the relevant department DTEI to
inform yourself of all the requirements.

some lots may have old, enamel or plastic style plates available for
souvenir/collection purposes only. These vintage style enamel and plastic
plates do not meet current licensing and registration standards as they have
not been issued by DTEI, hence are unsuitable for road registration use.
Purchasers wishing to retain these display sample plates will be required to
sign a release accordingly, acknowledging that they understand this and will
abide by the DTEI rules and regulations regarding the display of registration
plates on vehicles and the usage of only number plates approved by and issued
by DTEI. By bidding you acknowledge you will be required to obtain a new set of
plates through DTEI & that images in this catalogue & depicted
elsewhere are for illustration purposes only and actual road registration
number plates may differ in appearance.

22. Lots may be added or withdrawn at the discretion of the
auctioneers at anytime.

23. has no affiliation with
Mercedes-Benz of Adelaide or Bernard H. Booth Pty Ltd.

“Historic” black and white numeric plates: SA GOVT / DTEI Transfer fees apply
at 10% of the sale/purchase price. Interested parties can familiarise themselves
with the government requirements by confirming these full requirements directly
with DTEI by phoning 131 084 or
Bidding is acknowledgement that hold no liability for any
current or future Governmental changes in legislation and Rights rules &
requirements relating to any numberplate auction lots offered. It is up to the
purchaser to inform themselves of these Government numberplate rules &
requirements and to pay all applicable transfer or other fees direct to the
relevant government departments.