Armitage Auctions

About Us

Armitage Auctions was established in 1972 by Henry Armitage, a well known and established Chattels Auctioneer in Northern Tasmania

We have now been operating under the same management for the last 33 years. Our senior auctioneers and valuers Terry Bell, Neil O'Brien and Andrew Snooks make up a highly qualified team who are able to offer clients our vast expertise with a combined 100 years experience in the auction industry.

We conduct frequent auctions throughout the year selling Antique furniture, art, a large array of collectables, modern furniture, vehicles, general household contents and much more. These auctions usually comprise of over 1500 lots. We are also experienced in and occasionally hold onsite, automobile memorabilia, specialty, closing down and liquidation auctions.

Due to Covid-19 impacting the auction industry in 2020, Armitage Auctions were forced to change our auctions from in-house to online. Following the positive response from the large majority of buyers and the outstanding results that have been achieved for our vendors since going online, we have decided to continue holding online auctions for the near future.

We conduct regular auctions (every three weeks) selling antique or modern furniture, art, china, books, old toys, coins or notes, stamps, jewellery, garage items, electrical, commercial and industrial items, vehicles, boats, trailers etc…
These auctions usually comprise of between 1400 to 1700 lots. 

You can view our auction dates by clicking “auction calendar” on the bottom of the home page. Catalogues with photos and descriptions  usually begin to be uploaded 5 to 6 days before the closing date. We have viewing in-house for a minimum of 4 days before the closing date.

All bids are made online, however if you do not have access to the internet we can place bids for you

Please view our terms and conditions.


We are situated at 9 Goodman Court, Invermay 7248 TAS.

Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm (4pm for dropping off goods) and some Saturdays 9-12.

Call our office to confirm if open this Saturday.


Over the years Armitage Auctions have conducted many important Estate auctions and sold many well known private collections.

Some of these collections include :

 - Longford House

 - Fitzpatricks Inn, Westbury

 - The collection of the Late Geraldine Archer

 - The Cameron collection

 - The collection of the Late Sir Alfred White (former Tasmanian Agent General in London)

 - The collection of the Late Patricia Sessions

 - Pleasant Banks, Evandale

 - Arcoona, Deloraine

 - Lake House, Cressy

Armitage Auctions where in the news for famously selling a Tasmanian Tiger (or Thylacine) skin rug on behalf of the Foster family of "Pleasant banks" for a record price of $275,000.

Armitage Auctions sold 2 John Glover oil paintings for $162,000 in 2018.

Armitage Auctions have recently held 2 specialized Petrol Memorabilia (or Garagenalia) auctions selling over $250,000 worth of goods.

We continue to achieve record prices for quality items.

We invite you to call in to our modern well appointed Auction rooms at 9 Goodman Court, lnvermay, Launceston. Just turn off lnvermay Road at Reece Plumbing corner to speak to our friendly staff. Alternately you can call us on

(03) 6326 2555 or email info[at]

Auctioneer Terry Bell

The famous Thylacine skin rug

John Glover oil painting

Our Services

Selling & Valuation Services

Estate Services

Armitage Auctions valuers are always happy to look at any item and value it for you. Whether you have antiques, old or modern furniture, art, china, books, old toys, coins or notes, stamps, jewellery, garage items, electrical, commercial and industrial items, vehicles, boats, trailers etc ... we are happy to appraise your item/s and sell at auction, always striving to achieve the best price for you! If unsure about any item you are thinking of selling please contact our office. If you are unable to bring item/s into our rooms we can arrange a time to visit you or you can alternatively send us a photograph via email.

We can assist you with arranging cartage of your items, packing, sorting and removing items to our auction rooms at Invermay.

With our many years of experience in estate service, we can provide a convenient, cost effective and hassle free way of assisting you to clear house lots. Whether you are moving, downsizing, or an executer of an Estate, we are able to offer professional help.

We can provide valuations for selling, estate, insurance and matrimonial settlements.

Please contact us for a quote.



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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