Current Infomation Page For Buyers & Sellers
Current Saleroom Information
Entering Items for Auction
We are now accepting final items for our very popular 4th & 5th of January sale by appointment until the 4th of December. The catalogue for this sale will go online before Christmas giving it extra exposure over the holiday period and making it a very successful auction. The sale includes the usual wide selection of Ceramics, Glass, Silver, Jewellery, Watches, Furniture, Pictures & Collectables. It also includes specialist sections for Coins, Notes and Postcards plus a limited selection of high value stamps. This sale is now full for furniture, coins & paintings.
Please telephone 01531 821776 for an appointment.
All our auctions are currently selling extremely well and we encourage vendors to consign good quality antiques & collectables to take advantage of this buoyant market.
If you are unable to attend the saleroom in person with your entries we can provide free valuations remotely from photographs sent by email or a home visit can be arranged for larger consignments.
Please contact us by telephone or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Bidding at our Auctions
Bidding can be done in the traditional way in person at our saleroom on sale days.
Alternatively you can bid live online through our website or by using the bidding platforms Easylive Auctions or The-Saleroom.com. An additional fee for bidding live online is charged by these providers. These bids are completely confidential between you and the bidding platform and we as the auctioneers are not able to access or view these bids in any way.
Commission bids or Absentee bids can be booked directly with Smiths Auctions by email, telephone or through our website. These are free of charge and mean that the auctioneer will bid on your behalf during the auction. Telephone bids can also be arranged directly with Smiths Auctions for higher value items - these are also free of charge.
If you are confused by all the potential bidding options please telephone us and we will be happy to discuss the most suitable option for you.
Smiths provide an excellent in-house postage service for most small to medium sized items in the sale. Please see our postage page for further information or telephone us to check your item or items can be posted.
Condition Reports - Please note the catalogue does not include condition reports however we are very happy to provide condition reports, additional images and further information during the week prior to the sale.
Our salerooms are open for viewing without an appointment on the two days prior to the sale 10am to 5pm and on the morning of the sales 9am-10am.
Purchases can be collected from the saleroom without an appointment. Items can be paid for in advance via our online secure payment system, by bank transfer or by card or cash at the saleroom. We will be open on the Saturday morning after the sale 10am-12noon and then Monday to Thursday 10am-5pm. All items must be collected by the Thursday following the sale. Items not collected in a timely and considerate manner will be charged storage fees. Please notify us if you are unable to collect your items during the week following the sale.
We offer an excellent in house reasonably priced postage service for most small to medium items. Please ask for details if you are unsure about which items might be suitable for posting or view details of our postage service on our home page.