Current Infomation Page For Buyers & Sellers

Current Saleroom Information 

Our next sale will be on the 16th & 17th of May and the catalogue will be online from the 10th of May with viewing on the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the sale 10am-5pm. The May sale includes a specialist section for Oriental items as well as a wide range of antiques and collectables including ceramics, glass, silver, gold, jewellery, furniture, pictures and collectables.

Entering Items for Auction

We have been inundated with entries for our sale and our diary is almost fully booked with appointments. We can now only accept entries of Oriental Items, Silver, Jewellery, Gold, Watches and good quality entries of Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables.   Please telephone 01531 821776 for an appointment. Home visits can be arranged for larger consignments.

We are also accepting entries of Coins, Notes, Postcards and high value stamps - for our June sale. Please telephone for further information.

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 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 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.


 Collections & Postage

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 a reasonably priced excellent and very popular 'in house' 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.