Smith & Singer

Register to Bid

Ready to Bid?

You have found the perfect item and now you are ready to bid!

With several ways to bid, making a purchase at Smith & Singer is simple:

Please note if you are a new client with Smith & Singer you will need to provide a clear scanned copy of your government issued photographic identification (such as driver's licence or passport) for verification purposes, your name should be clearly defined on the document as per your registration form.

Forms submitted via the website or by email will be responded to by email to confirm your registration prior to the auction. Your bid is not confirmed until you receive our response. Please be sure to read our terms and conditions for more details.


To bid in person, pre-register for a paddle before the auction. Either complete the online form from the Auction page or print, scan and email the form to [email protected]

You may also register on the night of the auction, by filling in a bid form and collecting your bidding paddle.

You may collect your paddle immediately prior to the auction at the sale location.

Your designated bidding agent can pre-register for the sale with proper approval and identification.

>Print Auction Room Bidding Form


If you prefer not to or are unable to attend the auction, one of our telephone bidders will call you during the sale and relay your bids to the auctioneer. You can sign up for this service by submitting a Telephone Bidding Form on prior to the auction.

Complete the Telephone Form via the Lot page or print the form and email to [email protected]

>Print Telephone Bidding form


Should you be unavailable to bid in person, you can submit your maximum bid in advance of the auction. We will contact you after the sale if yours is the winning bid. Simply submit the Absentee Bidding Form on prior to the auction.

Complete the Absentee Bidding Form via the Lot page or print the form and email to to [email protected].

>Print Absentee Bidding form



Online bidding allows you to bid via the internet in real time while watching a live broadcast of the auction. Please sign up for this service prior to the auction. Several minutes prior to the auction, log on to watch the sale and place your bids live as the auction is in progress.

To register please go to either Bidlive or Invaluable

For an overview guide to using Smith & Singer's BidLive site click here.

(additional 5% fee to bid via Invaluable on successful lots)

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