HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?
Buying at Skånes Auktionsverk is easy. All our auctions take place entirely online, which means that the bidding of the objects takes place in real-time, wherever you are in the world. Our system is designed to work with both PC, tablet and smartphone.
It's easy to keep track of our auctions, because we collect them to Tuesday evenings. Viewings are on the Monday afternoon prior to each auction, where there is the opportunity to examine the objects closer. Each item has an finishing time, and you can bid up to this time. When bidding during the final minutes the end time is extended so that there is always two minutes to respond to the other bid.
Do you think it is complicated or difficult to understand? We will gladly help you during the viewing or on the telephone.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
1. In order to be able to bid at our auctions you need to have a customer number. You can register for a customer ID here, or via "My pages/Mina sidor" at the top of the page with the auction catalog. Once you have filled in your details you will receive an email with your new customer number and password. To activate your account, you need to log in within 24 hours. As soon as we have verified that your information is correct and that you do not already have an account with us, you will be approved for bidding. Sometimes it may require verification with ID to complete the registration.
2. In order to bid you have to be logged on the page. You do this via the "My pages" (see above). Choose from hundreds of items presented in the auction catalog with high-resolution images. Once you have found your favorite items, click on the "bid" and select your bid in the bidding ladder. The system bids in the advantageous way on your behalf. If you are outbid, you will be notified by email and text message.
3. Do you find it troublesome to bid online? At the viewing there is the opportunity to submit a written advance bid. We can also help you to bid by one of our client computers.
4. When all of the evening's auctions are completed we send emails to the buyers with the total amount and payment information. You can also pay by bank transfer, international payment to our account or on the spot with card or cash. All purchased items must be paid for and removed within six (6) days after the auction. If you do not have the opportunity to collect in person you can order a transport or shipping through firstname.lastname@example.org or any other carrier. Read more here!
To shop at an auction is not quite like buying new things in a store. The items are used and can show traces of normal use. When more extensive worn or damaged this is mentioned in this catalog text. If you want a detailed description of the condition, please make a request by e-mail. Technical objects, watches and fittings are sold as art objects and Skånes Auktionsverk cannot provide any guarantees that they are in working condition. Our high-resolution images are intended to serve as illustrations of the objects, but be aware that the images are not always an accurate representation of the objects and their condition. The best thing is of course to visit one of our nice viewings to examine the items yourself. Read our detailed auction terms here.
FEES AND PAYMENT
The buyer pays a commission fee of 22.5% on the hammer price and a bidding fee of SEK 30/lot. Payment can be made with card or cash at collection, by bank transfer or international payment to our account. Keep in mind that the payment must be received in our account before the collection can take place. When paying by bank transfer (bankgiro), we don’t see the payment until the day after at about 3 pm.
Collection and transport
Purchased lots must be paid for and collected within six (6) days after the auction. You may use one of the following options:
Collect in person from Skåne Auktionsverk’s premises on Ringvägen 48 in Landskrona, Sweden.
Order a transport or shipment via Transportbyrån, or any other transport company (see transports).
Favourites and selected items
Items marked with a star in the upper corner are specially selected items that we like to highlight. These items usually have a starting price of at least SEK 5,000, but it can also be objects that are of very special historical value or that are particularly unique in some other way. Pick out your own favourites in the directory by clicking on the heart in the lower corner.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The estimated price is an assessed value of the object, based on previous sales of similar items. The final price may be higher or lower than the estimate.
The reserve price is the lowest price for which an item will be sold. This is set in the agreement with the seller. The reserve price is confidential but never exceeds the estimate. The bidder will, however, know if the bid is high enough or not at the bidding. Most items lack any reserve price.
Resale right/droit de suite is a fee that may apply to works of art which are sold second hand. Read more about resale rights here.
After, his art and attributed to are specific expressions used in the auction world to describe works of art which are later prints or copies after an original; painted in the art of a particular artist, but maybe much later; or artwork which probably comes from a particular artist's hand. Only when the artist's name is completely written out with both first name and surname, then it is the opinion of the auction house that the artist himself is the author or has approved the artwork.