Buying

at the auction


Have a look at the complete conditions of sale (pdf) (at the moment only available in German). The legal conditions are printed in our catalogues. Enclosed you will find some excerpts of the contract:

ArrowGeneral
Dr. Winterberg is a commission agent. The auctions contain paintings, drawings, graphic prints, illustrated books and scultpures of the 15th-21st century.

ArrowCatalogue
The methodically researched and illustrated catalogues are written by Dr. Thilo Winterberg and a team of well versed experts in conjunction with a reference library containing nearly 16.000 books. Every lot in the catalogue is checked up on authenticity and technique.

ArrowPrices
The prices in the catalogues are estimation prices. The minimum bid has to be at least 80% of this estimation.

ArrowIllustrations
All lots are illustrated in colour in our catalogues. To order some more photos, please use our form.

ArrowComments
Some comments about our catalogues are available here...

ArrowPremium
The buyer pays a premium of 33% (Margin scheme; tax not shown separately).
r A few lots can only bought with the Standard Tax Treatment (24% buyers premium; + usually 19% tax on the sum of hammer price and premium). These lots are marked with "R"/"R°" (printed catalogue) or at last in the description of these lots (online catalogue).

ArrowPreviews
Approximatelly two weeks before the auction our previews in Munich and Frankfurt/M. as well as in Heidelberg are on view. Have a look at the calendar.

ArrowHow to buy at the auction
Read all about different ways to take part in an auction at the site How to do.

ArrowResults
From every Monday after the auction on the lists of results and unsold lots are available at our homepage.

ArrowAftersale
After the auction, all unsold lots are up for sale in Heidelberg for the same conditions as at the auction itself for about four weeks.

ArrowPickup of sold lots
Pick up your buy in Heidelberg whilst our office hours.

ArrowShipping cost
We can send your purchase to you by Deutsche Post/DHL. The shipping and handling is at the expense of the buyer. Read more about the shipping...

ArrowRestoration/Frames
Please ask for restorers of the different types of art (paper, canvas, wood,...). We can also recommend professional galleries which manufacture frames.

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Contact for technical questions: hallo@b-f-t.de