Important Information for our clients
BEFORE THE AUCTION
During the preview you have the opportunity to examine and check the lots.
You have the opportunity to examine and to check all lots for sales during the preview.
Numbers for bidding are handed out during the preview and auction.
We kindly ask new clients to legitimate before the auction.
If you cannot attend the auction personally, you may leave a written bid. Please use our
form for written bids which is included in our catalogue.
The amount noted on it is considered as maximum bid. The successful bid may also be
Written bids have to arrive at least 24 hours before the auction, written in our form and
BIDDING BY TELEPHONE
is only possible for lots with a minimum estimate of Euro 1.000.- and if you accept to
bid minimum the rate of the estimate.
Please excuse that exceptions are not possible.
Please use our form for telephone bids and send it at least 24 hours before the auction
with a legally valid signature.
The auctioneer is authorized to bid for the bidder up to the price printed in the catalogue
if the telephone connection can not be established or is interrupted during bidding.
BIDDING BY E-MAIL
As absentee bids by Email are not signed, they require a written confirmation. Please
fill in the bid form.
MODES OF PAYMENT
Bidders who attend the auction are kindly asked to receive and to pay the invoice
immediately (see No.. 8 of the conditions of sale) by cash (Euro). In this connection we
point out that clients who are not personally known to the auctioneer can only pay cash
or by bank confirmed cheque, if they want to collect the items directly. Otherwise the
delivery comes after usual course of clearing at the bank if the payment was mad with
Please be informed that foreign cheques can not be accepted.
If you pay by EC-card please pay attention to the banks usual daily limit (approx.
€ 1.500,-/€ 2.000,-).
Payment by Visa/Mastercard is accepted though a charge of 4,11 % on the amount of
the invoice is raised. We ask our foreign clients to transfer the invoice totally by swift.
The use of mobile phones during the auction is not allowed. Please switch off your mobile
phones before the auction.
Emailphotos of all items mentioned in the catalogue can be ordered for € 3,- (plus tax)
per photo. Please note that there could be deviations in colour. Payment per credit card
is possible. Dispatch after receipt of payment.
For auction transactions or consignments our representative in Berlin-Brandenburg will
be at your disposal. Please find the address and telephone number at the front of the
catalogue. As our representative is not authorized to collect, please settle all payments
in advance through Ahlden.
CONCERNING THE CATALOGUE
Prices printed in the catalogue are estimate prices. They are an indication of the market
value with no responsibility for the correctness.
No guarantees given for captions or catalogue numbers in the illustration part. Relevant
are the lot numbers and information of the text. The colour of the pictures can deviate
from the original.
An index of the painters is at the back of the catalogue.
Paintings and graphic arts are framed as far as mentioned in the catalogue description.
The frame has not been taken into consideration for the estimate and is an addition free
of charge. Therefore its condition is not mentioned in the description and liability is not
on paintings, watercolours and drawings are declared to the best of one’s knowledge
and are no guarantee in legal sense. They are described with “signed” (sign.) or “monogrammed”
(monogr.) if in our opinion the artist signed personally. If it is not sure whether
the artist or another person has signed the artwork, the letters will be identified as “described”
(bez.). If a painting is “attributed” (attr.) to a certain artist or studio (Werkstatt), is this
an insecure judgement of the person in charge.
Please understand that due to organisational reasons it is not possible to examine single
paintings after the preview. To find out if exceptions are possible please contact the
responsible expert not later than 3 days before the auction.
generally have some wear, which finds no consideration in the descriptions.
A clockmaker has checked the mechanism of the clocks only regarding their functioning.
Nevertheless it can not be guaranteed that they are intact and complete.
The specification of the artist refers to the authorship of the model. The casts could have
been made after the death of the artist.
Damages or chips of the base are not going to be mentioned.
Sizes quoted with base.
DESCRIPTIONS IN THE CATALOGUE
The descriptions are made out of best knowledge and belief and are no guarantee in
legal sense and are only done for informational use. All lots mentioned in the catalogue
The descriptions of conditions given in the catalogue are meant only as reference points
for important damages. The absence of such a reference does not imply that the lot is free
of any faults or is in a perfect condition. The individual condition of each lot is generally
considered with the estimate prices. Usual signs of old age are not mentioned.
Prospective buyers are encouraged to inspect the items at the preview, as after the fall of
the hammer all claims concerning the condition are excluded. Please pay also attention
to condition 2 of the Conditions of Sale.
EXPORT/TO THE ATTENTION OF OUR FOREIGN CLIENTS
The German Value Added Tax is charged on the auctioneers provision only and is
referring to the inland service.
Exports in third (i. e. non EC) countries will be exempt from VAT.
Persons who have bought an item at an auction and export it as personal baggage to
any third country will be refunded the VAT as soon as the form certifying the exportation
has been returned to the appropriate custom authorities. The exportation must take place
three months after the purchase.