General Information for Buyers

Buying at Auction

You participate at the auction as bidder, either personally in the auction room or in writing by sending your purchase orders. You can send written order bids directly from our web catalogue or download a bidding form which you can send to us by fax.

Entering absentee bids in the web catalogue – how does this work?
Navigate to detail view of a lot. You have two options of which each is guided via simple navigation. Either you create a list of bookmarks from which you can edit and submit or you add lots directly to the bid sheet. Please make sure to submit your bids in time as they need to be processed by our staff.

Bookmarks () . Without login you can add lots to your list of bookmarks. In this list you can review the lots, edit your bids and add them to your bid sheet. If you create a simple customer account (under “Login”) your bookmarks will be saved automatically for your use on any device.

Bid sheet () . Without login you can add lots to your bid sheet directly from the catalogue.

Login (). For more comfortable use you can register. A simple account will be created and you receive a mail to activate your login account.  If you are logged in you can administrate your bookmarks and prepare your bids for submission.

Submitting absentee order bids from the web catalogue. To send your bids out of the bid sheet you have to be logged in. Completing your customer account is required adding your postal address and instructions for shipment and insurance. Receipt of bids will be confirmed by mail. Please retain the receipt. After the auction you will receive automatically information about succesful bids. Your bidding history  can also be consulted under “My submitted bids”.

My submitted bids. Here you can view your bids already submitted in the current auction. You find this under “auction”.

TELEPHONE BIDDING. From a limit of 2,000 € and after registration, bidding by phone is possible. We recommend to leave a security bid.

LIVE-BIDDING. “live bidding” enables you to bid directly from our website and participate at the auction when a personal visit or written bids are not possible. Click to live bidding startpage, where you can register and find explanations.

Direct Purchase
We have extensive contacts to sellers of valuable selected single items. If you are looking for a book or a graphics image from our special areas, please feel free to contact us. Visitors are welcome but as we do not have a shop, kindly arrange with us for an appointment.

If you buy from us, you will have the certainty to acquire a piece of work which has been carefully tested and described. If by chance something should be wrong after all, we will always try our best to find a solution which is satisfying for everybody.