Buyers Guide

Love what you buy! Here's where you'll find all the tips you need to join our other Scammellists.

Scammells is a paradise for collectors, and anyone looking for a unique, timeless, or rare piece.

And all of our Auctions are online, in a safe, convenient and easy to use environment.  Our online auctions make searching, finding, and securing your perfect item easy and hassle-free. The Scammells Website has been designed with buyers in mind, enabling you to search for items, create alerts, watch catalogued items, leave absentee bids, and most importantly, bid online. All this, from anywhere in the world.

You can also attend any of our “live” Auctions in person, and we look forward to seeing you in our crowd of eager Scammellists.


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A complete guide to bidding at Scammells




Never bid at auction before?  Unsure of how it all works.  Our Auction guru Jason has written a guide for all buyers on how to bid at auction, the in’s and out’s and some handy tips on researching your purchases and some insider knowledge rarely shared by Auctioneers.  Jason has had over 30 years industry experience and is happy to share all he knows about auctions and antiques.

Bidder's Guide




Visit us for inspection

We welcome you to inspect our upcoming auctions every
Friday – 3pm – 5pm
Saturday – 9am – 12.30pm
Specialty auctions by appointment outside these hours, please contact relevant auction manager.

Do some Scammelling this Friday night when we upload our Auction catalogues.


Each week we upload our up to date catalogue with descriptions and photos of everything up for auction at Scammells. You can search for the items you’re after, as well as see every upcoming auction for the next three months, including our Monday estate auction of 1,000 lots each and every week.





Browse Auctions

To Register for online bidding


Online registration gives you access to our online bidding room, allows you leave absentee bids, create watch lists and
assigns you a permanent number, yours for life. There is no need to register again, even if you attend one of our auctions in person.

Keep track of all your activity in your "Scammells Account" including appointments, auction registrations & bidding activity. View, Download and Print your invoices all in the one place.



Register to Bid Online

Auction Terms and Conditions


We love what we do, and as such, you won’t get better auction service anywhere in Adelaide. As with most things though, there are rules and guidelines to auctions. By law, we are required to work within these rules, which then helps to ensure a better experience for you. We recommend having a read through our terms and conditions which include information on buyers premium, packaging and shipping, and transport and storage.




View Terms and Conditions

Join our tribe of "scammellists"

We love to keep in touch and will send out a few emails over the next weeks, based on your choices.