About Us


The Auctioneers at Pfeffers Auctions have been involved in the specialised jewellery and antique auction industry for more than forty years now. In this time, we have secured ourselves as a hub of excitement for admirers and enthusiasts of jewellery, antiques, and collectables.

Offering a wide variety of estate jewellery, including pearls, engagement rings, and watches, Pfeffers conduct regular physical auctions. Come in and browse the collection at our Queen Adelaide Arcade location, we’re open six days a week.

Shane Pfeffer is the founder and principal auctioneer of Pfeffer’s Auctions. Shane grew up in Biloela and started as a cadet auctioneer with Dalgety’s Auctions in the 1960’s. He moved to Brisbane in the early 1970’s and travelled extensively to the UK and Europe, developing an interest and love of antiques & jewellery that has endured to this day.

Pfeffers have conducted auctions throughout Australia, including places as far north as Weipa and even Alice Springs. We have seen some big changes in the Auction industry with the introduction and integration of the internet. In terms of inquiry and sales, Pfeffers have remained approachable regardless of where you are, in the country or abroad. We encourage you to reach out to us because we believe in strong relationships with our customers. We are proud of our excellent reputation and strive very hard to ensure that all goods offered through our auctions are authentic and match the quality and descriptions stated in our catalogues.

In the early 1980’s, Shane established Fiveways Auctioneers at Woolloongabba, where he met his partner Libby Mooney. In November 1989, Shane & Libby opened their business in the Brisbane CBD. In our 30th year in the city, and after hundreds of auctions selling everything from houses and cars to farm equipment, Pfeffers now specializes in jewellery, conducting a monthly jewellery auction in Brisbane, with other special auctions throughout the year.

Pfeffers is a long-standing family owned and operated business. These days, Shane’s son, Thomas Pfeffer, helps to operate and maintain new aspects of the business. Having studied gemology and taking an interest in jewellery design and manufacturing, he is always available to assist with any jewellery related appraisals or questions.


Holding forty years experience and a passion for assessing and selling quality jewellery, our Pfeffers Auctions team have established themselves as one of the best in the industry.

We understand not everyone can attend our auctions in person so we encourage telephone and absentee bidding — so you don’t have to miss out on the action.


You can find us in the Queen Adelaide Arcade, Shop 10, 90-112 Queen Street Brisbane.

Come in and see us to discuss our range of expert services or browse our variety of quality jewellery, prestige watches, and collectables.