Bidding on the app / Internet bidding

Website / register and login via

App / download the Sandton Auctioneers app through the free IOS app store or google play

How to register online

Select the "register and bid online" page under the "next auction" tab on or simply register via the app

To register as a first time user: click "register to bid" followed by "sign up now”, enter the required personal details (name, email address and password) accept the "terms and conditions" and click "register"
You will then receive an approval email with your bidding paddle number.

For returning users: enter your email address and password and select "login"


You can add items to your watched lots by clicking the star icon or favourite artists by clicking follow.

Placing your bid

You can manually place bids through our website or via our app, or you can enter a commission bid and the system will automatically bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount, but only if someone bids against you.

If you are outbid you will receive an email or push notification letting you know that you have been outbid and inviting you to bid again.

If two bidders leave the same maximum bid and that increment wins the lot, the bidder who placed their bid first will win the lot.




Timed Online Auction (Pre-Bidding)

Any winning bids placed before the auction goes live will be carried over to the live auction. 


Live Online Auctions – Bidding Online

Simply register in advance for the auction and once you are approved, you are ready to bid both prior to the auction and live on the auction day.

For the best chance of winning at a Live Online auction, make sure you log in to bid live when the auction starts. You’ll be joining the thrill of the event and competing against other bidders in real time. You will be able to see the auction as it progresses and place your bids as the items you want to buy come up.


Placing a Bid:

So you’ve found the lot you’d like to bid on. On screen you will see the “Current bid” as well as the next bid amount (if there are no bids on the lot yet the “Opening bid” amount will show). Bid just enough to keep you in the lead up to your maximum bid.

When you place your bid, you will see on screen immediately if your bid is high enough to make you the “leading bid”. If at any point someone bids higher than your maximum bid, the on screen message will change to “You have been outbid” and we will also send you an “outbid alert”.

Happy Bidding!


Sandton Auctioneers, founded in 1982, is the principal firm of Fine Art Auctioneers based in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa specializing in the appraisal and sale of art, antiques, investment carpets and fine and rare objects in all collecting categories including rare bronzes, silver, marble statuettes and investment jewelry.


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While Sandton Auctioneers has now grown to become a premier regional auction house with both buyers and consignors spanning South Africa and the globe, the primary driving force behind the company’s success remains a commitment to one-on-one relationships with its clients.


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