Antiques & Collectables

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To speak with one of our experienced and friendly staff now, please call to make an appointment.

We sell all manner of goods from antique furniture and collectors items, to modern household furniture, china, glass, metalwares, handyman items, books, art, and even motor vehicles, boats, caravans, trailers and much more... If unsure about any item you are thinking of selling, please contact our office.

We can also assist you - with arranging cartage of your items, if required

 - providing a valuation, if requested

 - packing, sorting and removing items to our auction rooms

Please be aware that vendors of goods are paid out approximately 8-10 working days after the auction.

For further details or information, please contact one of our Senior Auctioneers:

Neil O'Brien: (03) 6326 2555 or 0408 342 585

 Andrew Snooks: (03) 6326 2555 or 0408 315 188

 Terry Bell: (03) 6326 2555


How do the auctions work ?

To bid on an auction click on the link to the auction from the home page.

From this screen you can see that the current bid is $30. To place a bid for $35 click Bid Now’, if you want to place a higher bid by selecting a bid from My Bid list… Bids go up in the same amounts just like a traditional auction.

You can also enter a maximum bid. Here you can enter your bid and the system will automatically bid on your behalf up to this amount.

If you enter a maximum bid that is equal to another bidder’s bid then their bid will be placed first.

If you enter a maximum bid that is not consistent with the bid increments for the lot then your maximum bid will be adjusted. For example if you entered a maximum bid of $54 for the above lot it will be adjusted down to nearest bid acceptable i.e $50

If you are outbid you will receive an email with a link to that lot. Click the link in the email to bid again.

At the end of the auction or the following day if the auction ends late at night you will receive an email with a pro-forma invoice if you are the winning bidder.  If you are the highest bidder but the reserve has not been reached you may receive an email indicating the reserve and inviting you to make an offer on the lot.

Please make arrangements with Armitage Auctions regarding payment and picking up your lots.

Do the items have reserves ?

All lots have have reserves unless otherwise stated - when the reserve price is reached you will be notified by a message "on the market".

What happens if I am the winning bidder ?

If your bid is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and invoice. You will be contacted to arrange payment and collection.

Does my bid include GST ?

Yes, your bid includes GST.   

Are there fees and charges ?

All lots offered for auction incur a buyers premium of 18.15% (GST inclusive)

How do the auctions close ?

Lots are closed in order. That is lot 1 closes then 20 seconds later lot 2 will close and so on through the whole catalogue.

We have added a time extension feature that is implemented in the last 30 seconds of a lot’s time. We believe this is a closer reflection to our live auction procedure in that if someone puts up their hand to bid at the last second, the auctioneer will continue the bidding and allow others to bid again.

If a bid is made within the last 30 seconds of a lot’s countdown, the time of closing on that lot (and only that lot) will be extended for 1 minute.

If another bid comes in within the last 30 seconds of the extended time, the same process will occur.

Can I withdraw a bid ?

No, you cannot withdraw a bid. Please be careful when entering a bid as you are entering into an agreement to buy the item if your bid is the winning bid.



We are a successful Launceston (Tasmania) based auction house, established since 1972. Whether buying or selling we will strive to make your auction experience (on-site or on-line) an enjoyable and successful one. All our auctioned items (on-site or on-line) are in AU$.

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