Bidding at Auction

Bidding at Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, whether in person, by agent, order bid, telephone, internet or other means, constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the Conditions of Sale.

Conditions of Sale

Ways to Bid

Bid by Telephone

Telephone bidding is available for designated auctions, please confirm availability ahead of time. Use the Bid Form to register for a phone line before the auction. One of our Phone Bidders will contact you ahead of your lots to bid with you in real-time on the day of the sale.


Bid Absentee

Absentee or Order Bids are accepted in all of our auctions. Leave an absentee bid directly with us on our website or using the bid form. Absentee bids will be executed on increment up to your maximum during the sale.


Bid Live Online

Bid live online directly through or on our bidding partner

*Absentee and live bids placed online through are subject to a 27% buyer’s premium.

**Absentee and live bids placed online through are subject to a 30% buyer’s premium.

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David and Susan, New York

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Thomas, California

"Thank you for the work you did in selling my was beautifully illustrated in the catalog, and your advice in terms of setting the estimate low proved correct in generating a lot of interest in the work. I could not have been happier with the outcome!"