Buying Guide

4 steps to your desired object

Step 1

Auction Catalogue – pretty (and) informative

An elaborately designed catalogue with art-historical descriptions is prepared for each auction and available approx. 3 weeks before the particular auction. You can order the printed catalogue from us at any time or subscribe to all catalogues for one year.

All objects will be presented on our homepage with a detailed description and details 5 weeks before the auction. The integrated search option makes it easy for you to find the desired item you are looking for.

With Art there is only one criteria. The goose bumps.
You have it, or you don’t.

Kurt Tucholsky
Step 2

Our service for you!

Maintaining contact with you is very important to us so that we can provide you with competent advice on your desired object. Our specialists are always available to answer your questions in person, to prepare detailed condition reports and to advise you during the viewing and in the run-up to the auction. Art is our passion – share your enthusiasm for art with us.

Step 3

Simple bidding – there many ways to your desired object

To ensure that you can soon call your desired object your own, we offer you four ways to participate in the auction:

Bidding on site

Experience the excitement of an auction at first hand and bid in person in the auction room. After you have completed the new bidder registration as a new customer, you will receive your personal bidder number before and during the auction. New customers should allow some time for registration so that we can create your customer account. With your bidder number, you can participate in the competition for your desired object on the auction floor.

Bidding Online

You cannot attend the auction on site, but still do not want to miss the experience of the event? Why not joining the sale online?! We provide Live Online Bidding through a range of bidding platforms for our costumers. In order to be successful in the bidding process, you are required to register on the respective platform (;; or beforehand and request activation for bidding at least 24 hours before the auction. Please note that live bidding is subject to a fee of up to 5% charged by the respective auction platform.

Bidding via telephone

You are on the move during the auction and have no internet access? Simply place a telephone bid in advance of the auction by letter, fax, email or online bidding form. We will call you during the auction for your desired object and will be your direct spokesperson in the auction room.

Written Bids

The tension of the auction is too exciting for you or you are on the road and have no internet or telephone reception? Then simply send us a written bid by letter, fax, email or online bidding form (24 hours at the latest) before the auction, which includes your personal maximum bid. During the auction we will bid on your behalf until all other bids are outbid. We bid for you as if you attended the auction yourself.

Step 4

Successfull bid – what next?

To the first… to the second… to the third and now, as the highest bidder, you are finally in possession of your desired object. A buyer’s premium of 28% including the statutory VAT of 19% is added to the hammer price. All objects marked with an asterisk (*) are subject to standard taxation. This means that a premium of 24% is charged on the hammer price and the statutory VAT of 19% is levied on the total sum. International customers from third countries will be refunded the VAT paid after presentation of the proof of export.

You can pay during the auction in cash, by EC card or by credit card (plus 3% handling fee) and take your object directly home with you. If you are unable to attend the auction on site, you may alternatively transfer the amount within 7 days after receipt of the invoice. We will be happy to ship your purchase to you (at your expense and risk) or put you in contact with a shipping agent we trust.


Upcoming Auctions

All upcoming auctions in an overview. A click on the relevant auction will provide you with more information.


Contact us – We are looking forward to hearing from you

Do you have any questions, suggestions or would you like a personal contact? We look forward to hearing from you.