How To Bid

You need to bid in the auction to get art works that you want. Please follow the instruction, how to bid.
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All of the auction bidders should register for a membership of Seoul Auction.
Please create the membership at website (homepage), exhibition, or Seoul auction office.

  • Subscription Member(Full Member)

    A regular member requires a membership fee(yearly USD 500) and have diversity of advantages with free receipt of periodicals issued by Seoul Auction(unique catalogues, preview exhibition guide book, etc.). You can Bid the all auctions(Art auction, Hong Kong Auction, Special Auction).

  • Associate Member

    Can receive the auction-related information service in Homepage.

Method of Membership Admission

Register on the website

When entering Membership in SeoulAuction, please complete filling up according to a regular member admission procedures.

If you already registered Associate member, you are able to pay yearly membership fee at Customer Type Career after log in. You would have a qualification of the Full Member.

Register at Exhibition/Office

If you visit SeoulAuction Head Office or each Branch and register a regular member, you can join a regular membership.

  • The customer who just registered for the Associate member wants to upgrade to Full member.

    After Admission Team will confirm, you will be upgrade to Full member.
    Question regarding to Full Membership: +82-2-2075-4422 (


Preview is a simple and small exhibition for check the condition of objects and art works before the auction begins. Anyone can enter the preview show and get a detail service regarding the objects and art works. The dates of preview exhibition and current auction will be notice through the invitation or website.

  • We submit the auction art works/objects as they are at the preview show.
  • We ensure the conditions of the items from the point we presented items on the auction.
  • The auction proceed with based on check the real objects through the preview show. Thus, we recommend that please fully check the condition of qualities of art woks/ objects.

Bidding Method

Please follow the instructions: Off-line auction and Online Auction.
It is unchangeable or cannot cancel after the bidding so please carefully when you submit the bid.


Bidding in Person

Bidders can make a bid by using one of the bid paddles provided at the auction.

Absentee(Telephone) Bidding

You can place the bid in real live by phone call with Seoul Auction staff.

Absentee(Written) Bidding

You should submit an absentee bid form specifying the highest amount that you are willing to pay for the art works/objects, at least a day prior to the auction.

Bid forms are accepted by e-mail only.

How to reserve Auction

For participate auction, you can reserve the seat in advance.

  • How to register the application form of bidding

    The member who wants bidding through the written report or phone call, please fill the application form completely and submit at the website or the back of catalogue. The form of bidding registration is close on one day before.

Successful Bidding

1. Successful Bid and Priority Order

Auction works are auctioned off to a bidder who presented the highest price. If there are more than two bidders who get the same amount, the successful bid will determine to the following instructions.

If the bidders who applied at the auction house, written report, or phone call have a competition with another bidder who has the same amount, the priority order will determine in the order of written > Auction house > Phone call.

2. Confirmation of Successful Bidding

When you get the bid successfully at Off-line auction, you should write the signature on the confirmation of successful bid at the auction place.

When you inevitably need to withdraw the objects, the bidder should notify the intention of withdrawal with a document within 7 days from the day of successful bid.

3. Commission

  • Seoul(Domestic) Auction Purchase Fee
    • 15% of hammer price(tax excluded)
  • Hong Kong Auction Purchase Fee
    • 18% of hammer price
Hammer Price : The price of the highest bid, finalized by the fall of hammer and being called out his or her paddle number by the auctioneer.
Purchase Price : The sum of hammer price + successful bid fee + VAT


After payment is confirmed, delivery is possible.
You can pick it up directly at Head Office.

Inquiry : +82 (0)2 2075 4422 (English), +82 (0)2 2075 4391 (中國語)(Head Office)
Operation time : Mon~Fri 9:00-17:00 (lunch time 12:00-1:00)