Fair Market Appraisals and Valuation Days

If you are considering selling at auction, Shapiro Auctioneers offer complimentary and obligation-free fair market appraisals. Simply email us images and as much information as you can provide to info@shapiro.com.au and your enquiry will be forwarded on to the relevant specialists. To discuss a whole collection or to arrange an appointment visit by one of our specialists, please contact Client Services on (02) 9326 1588 or info@shapiro.com.au.

Our head office is based in Sydney, however our specialists regularly travel interstate and hold valuation days in all major cities where prospective sellers may drop in for an appraisal. For more information and updates on our next Valuation Day please contact Client Services or subscribe to our mailing list.


Certified Valuers

  • Fair Market
  • Insurance
  • Probate
  • Cultural Gifts Program

Accredited under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, Shapiro Auctioneers combines over 30 years’ industry experience and specialist knowledge in providing formal written valuations for insurance, probate and fair market purposes on Artworks and Fine Decorative Arts. This confidential service is available to private clients, wealth managers and government institutions, and ranges from single works to extensive collections. Our certified valuers’ fees start at $250 per hour. To discuss your valuation needs, please contact Client Services on (02) 9326 1588 or info@shapiro.com.au.


Single Owner Collections, Estates and Corporate Deaccessions

Since 1995 Shapiro Auctioneers have been selling significant one owner collections and estates at auction with the utmost integrity, and are capable of assisting with specific collections as well as overseeing the sale of entire home contents. Notable collections have included The Estate of Ray Hughes, The Estate of D’Arcy Ryan, West Perth, The Estate of Margot Montgomery, The Sally and Shane Thompson Collection of Contemporary Art, Artworks from the Jon Plapp Estate, and an Important Collection of Moorcroft Pottery from The Estate of Mary Smart.

We are also able to conduct On-site auctions for single owner collections with dedicated catalogues and marketing. Recent on-site auctions have included The Contents of Markdale, Binda NSW, The Collection of George and Adisa Pompei at the Head Keeper’s Cottage, The Contents of St Aubins, Scone NSW, and The Estate of Peter Sculpthorpe.

Shapiro Auctioneers have also assisted in the deaccession of numerous corporate and institutional collections including Royal Bank of Scotland, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ArtBank, Great Dane furniture, Westpac Art Collection Sydney, Caltex Art Collection Sydney, and Australian City Properties Sydney to name a few.

Our experienced and specialist staff will personally oversee and accommodate all the details of your auction with integrity to ensure the highest level of financial success is achieved on your behalf. Our client base reaches a diverse market of over 20,000 qualified buyers within Australia and overseas. We are confident that our resources, distinctive style and high level of expertise could be an important asset to the services offered to you and your clients.


Private Sales Brokering

Shapiro Auctioneers has a long and successful history of brokering private sales for its clients. Many of the artworks, jewellery, decorative arts and design that we handle on behalf of private collectors and art institutions are not featured on our website or exhibited in the gallery.

If you are looking to acquire a specific item our specialists will utilise their vast network of professional contacts and private collectors to quickly source the piece you are searching for at an advantageous price.

Conversely, if you would like to sell your works of art outside the auction timeline, we can discreetly broker transactions in a matter of days. Shapiro Auctioneers will approach potential buyers based on the items or collection you wish to sell and obtain the best offer on your behalf.

For more information, visit our Private Sales page.

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