Important Information for our clients
BEFORE THE AUCTION
During the preview you have the opportunity to examine and check the lots for sale.
Numbers for bidding are handed out during the preview and auction.
We kindly ask new clients to legitimate and get informed about terms of payment before
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 and on our website.
The amount noted on it will be considered as maximum bid. The successful bid may also
Written bids have to arrive at least 24 hours before the auction, with our form and legally
BIDDING BY TELEPHONE
Is only possible for lots with a minimum estimate of Euro 1.000.- and you accept to bid the
rate of the estimate as the minimum.
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 in the name of the bidder the price printed in the catalogue
if the telephone connection can not be established or is interrupted during bidding.
In case you are not able to attend the auction in person, you can register on our website
and bid online via Schloss Ahlden LIVE at the time of the auction. Please note that there is
a bidding limit of € 10,000 per auction. You have the option of increasing your bidding
limit at least 24 hours before the start of the auction.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Bidders who attend the auction are kindly asked to receive and to pay the invoice immediately
cash (Euro) or by debit card (see also no. 8 on our conditions of sale). We want to 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 bank clearance if the payment was made with non-confirmed cheque.
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 credit card is accepted though a service charge of 3,00 % on the amount of the
invoice is raised. We ask our foreign clients to transfer the invoice totally by swift.
PHOTOS AND CONDITION REPORTS
Additional photos of all items mentioned in the catalogue can be send on request with E-Mail.
Please note that the colour reproduction of photos may differ from the original.
For auction transactions or consignments our representation office in Berlin will be at your
disposal. Please find the address and telephone number at the front of the catalogue.
As our representation office is not authorized to collect, please settle all payments in advance
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 in the text. Please note that the colour reproduction
of photos may differ 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
The frame has not been taken into consideration for the estimate or measurements and
is an addition free of charge. Therefore its condition is not mentioned in the description
and liability is not taken.
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 proven
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), it will be a not secure judgement of the person in charge.
generally have some wear, which find 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 may have
been made after the death of the artist and are marked „after“. Damages or chips to the
base are not going to be mentioned. Height information includes 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 no. 2 of our 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 EU) countries will be exempt from VAT.
Persons who have bought an item at an auction and export it 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