Deceased Estates - Comprehensively handled with compassion.

The loss of a loved one can be hard on anyone.

At Scammells, most of our staff have experienced this, and we keep it in mind when working with our deceased estate customers. We assist our customers with empathy and care, to make decisions on the house contents. Our ‘Full Estate Service” includes pre-appraisal, packing, auction service, and much more. If it helps, we can even assist with the organisation of house painting and gardening.

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The Deceased Estate Survival Guide

Jason Harris, our Director, Auctioneer and Industry leader has written a guide to surviving a deceased estate. The irony of the title isn’t lost on us, and anyone who has had to sort through the complex task of being an Executor can understand the stress. Scammells can make this a little easier and unburden you from having to pack, sort and empty the house. Read more on what we can do to help you.

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They say the proof is in the pudding, we say it’s in our results!

Over the past 10 years Scammells have bought to market some amazing collections including the “Dr Gary Scroop Collection” of one of the most complete collections of vintage cameras, microscopes and quackery, “The Gifford Collection” of over 4000 pieces of Royal Doulton and the “The Donovan Collection” which included a Dorrit Black (now in the SA Gallery) and a rare Steiner Claret Jug.

Hans Wegner Daybed

sold $2500

Hans Wegner GE-107 Bed

sold $5500

Tellurium & Lunarium

sold $4900

Shelley Teaset

sold $1900


sold $3200

Leica M3

sold $3200

Spelter Centrepiece

sold $1000

22ct Gold Necklace

sold $4400

Corner Lounge Suite

sold $5300

Rolex Oyster Watch

sold $5800

Neptune Oil Bottle

sold $3100

Boer War Medal

sold $1600

Maico Motorcycle

sold $19700

Colonial Chest of Drawers

sold $3000

Star Wars Figure

sold $550


sold $3700

Sterling Silver Tea Service

sold $1900

Darte Freres Porcelain Vases

sold $3000

Bosley Freddo Frog

sold $7400

Colonial Cedar Chiffoniere

sold $12100

Golden Fleece Sign

sold $11500

Jade Water Coupe

sold $3100

Marguerite Mahood

sold $5000

Shell Sign

sold $6000

Hans Heysen – Drinking Place

sold $51000

Falcon Chairs & Footstools

sold $3700

Georg Jensen Necklace

sold $1700

Robby The Robot

sold $1800

Dorrit Black

sold $45000

JH Steiner Claret Jug

sold $24500

Colonial Breakfront Bookcase

sold $50000

Appraisal Timeline

  1. Request an appraisal and upload your images
  2. We receive the request and forward it to the right specialists at Scammells
  3. Our Appraisers assess the items over the next 24-48 hours, researching and finding the most up to date values
  4. Your appraisal is compiled and formatted by our appraisal team
  5. Whilst this is happening you will receive some handy information by email from our Appraisal Department
  6. Within 72 hours (3 days in the old language) you receive your appraisal by email

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