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When are the Auctions held?

Every Monday - Furniture commences Lot 1 at 9am, Smalls commences Lot 1001 also at 9am.


Scammell Auctions host many Speciality Auctions including our Antique Auction every month.

We also hold a range of Speciality auctions including - The Great Collectors Auctions; Books, Coins and Stamps; Antique Rugs; Fine Art; Oceanic Art and Artefacts and Single vendor Collections.


Terms and Conditions

A buyers premium of 16.5% (inc GST) applies to each lot. 

All buyers must be registered (permanent buyers are welcome to use their bidding number at any Auction).  Permanent numbers are issued when you register at MYSCAMMELLS.

Payment is required within 24 hours of the close of the Auction.  Payment can be made by cash, eftpos, Visa and Mastercard (1% surcharge) or direct debit (click for details).

Collection is required within 24 hours of the close of the Auction, unless otherwise directed. 

We have carriers available to delivery larger purchases (click for details). 

Small items can be packed and posted for a small fee (click for details). 

Country and interstate buyers to arrange a later collection date please contact our Transport department (click to email).


My bidders number

Your bidders number is the number we use to record your succesfull bid(s) and price against a lot.  Bidders numbers come in three forms, temporary, webcast and permanent number.

A temporary bidders number is obtained each week from the office.

A webcast number, is a permanent number issued to you when you register to bid live online with Webcast.  This number is yours for life, and you can use this when you bid in person.

A permanent number is issued either by our Office or through our website when you register with MYSCAMMELLS.  As with webcast, this is your number for life and we insist you use this number when bidding in person.

Bidding in person

Bidding in person can be an exciting experience, but it also can seem intimidating to novice auction buyers,  Scammell's staff and auctioneers endeavour to make this experience and pain free as possible.

We encourage all buyers to read through the catalogue, and personally inspect each item they wish to bid on.  Prior to the auction you will need a bidders number.  These are available from our office.  Registration is free, simply fill the base of the buyers card and return it to the office prior to bidding.

Once the auction commences, the auctioneer will announce the lot number and description of each lot.  Near the auctioneer is a reference photogrpah of the lot on sale.  The auction takes bids in order of a bidding progression.  Typically this is fixed and based on the value of the item for auction (to read more click here).

If an item is "knocked down" or sold to you, the auctioneer will announce your number and the sale price.  The invoice is available for payment 10 - 15 minutes after the lot has sold.

If a lot is marked a/f it informs the buyer it is sold with "all faults".  Whilst all items we sell have some wear, use or aging.  An item deemed with a/f indicates we have noted damage of some sorts.  Please note electricals are not tested, nor are they sold as working.  The onus falls on the buyer to assure themselves of the quality and condition of each lot.

Absentee bidding

To learn more about lodging absentee bids, please read our section of Absentee Bidding, or to watch our video presentation click here.

Bidding live online

To learn more about bidding live online using Interbid's Webcast software, click here.