Buying at Sheppard’s Irish Auction House

How to Register

To bid in person or online, first, create an account with Sheppard’s. Your online account allows you to register in advance via our auction calendar.

The following requisite documents are required to verify your identity:

Private Individuals

A copy of:

  1. Your passport or other government-issued photo ID; and
  2. Proof of your residential address (e.g. bank statement or a utility bill) dated within the last three months.

You can email your documents here


A copy of formal documents showing organisation’s

  1. Incorporation
  2. Registered office and business address
  3. Directors
  4. Shareholders and any ultimate beneficial owners
  5. Authorisation for the individuals allowed to bid on behalf of the organisation, plus a copy of the government-issued photo ID for each authorised individual.

You can email your corporate documents here

Financial References

You may also be asked for a financial reference and/or a deposit as a condition of allowing you to bid.

How to Bid

Live Auctions


Contact Client Services to register in advance and your photo ID and proof of residential address when collecting a bidder’s paddle before the auction begins.

Bid-Online with Sheppards Live

You can bid directly from anywhere in the world with online bidding. Enter the online saleroom before the start of the sale, or at any point during the sale. Just visit your online account and select ‘Join auction’.


We call you directly from the saleroom and bid on your behalf with the auctioneer. To register for a telephone bid, please complete our online bid form or contact Client Services by email or telephone now.

Bid-by-Absentee/Commission Bid

Place an Absentee bid at least 2 hours before the sale and the Sheppard’s auctioneer will bid on the selected item on your behalf. If your bid is more than the seller’s minimum reserve, the auctioneer will try to win the item for you at the lowest price they can.

You can place an absentee bid via our bid form, your online account, or, by contacting Client Services by email or telephone now.


Please contact Client Services to bid on behalf of a company.

N.B.: Buyers are advised to always refer to the Conditions of Sale.


Client Services

We are here to help you at every stage of the buying process.

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