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Buying & selling at HAMPEL

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Hampel Fine Art Auctions
GmbH & Co KG
Schellingstrasse 44 / Villa Hampel
80799 Munich / Germany
phone: +49 (0)89 - 28 804 - 0
fax: +49 (0)89 - 28 804 - 300
office@hampel-auctions.com

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Buying at HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions:

You would like to bid at auction? Please note the following steps in order to purchase items at Hampel Fine Art Auctions:

1. Register to bid

You have to register as a bidder in advance in order to participate in the auction. You can either bid personally in the salesroom, or by telephone or absentee bid. You can register in our office or send us a request in writing (by email or fax) for telephone and absentee bids until the evening before the auction at the latest. Please note that you must provide an identity card or send us a copy of your ID and your bank details or credit card number if you are registering as a new customer.

2. Bidding at auction

Will you be personally present on the day of the auction? Bids by customers present in the saleroom are made by clearly showing your bidder number. Bidder numbers are assigned to a bidder on the viewing days and prior to the start of the auction. With regards to telephone and absentee bids please note the information on our forms.

Telephone bids are only accepted if you have registered by forwarding a duly filled in Telephone Bid Form. A telephone operator will carry out the bidding in the salesroom on behalf of the bidder.

Absentee bids are only accepted if you have registered by forwarding a duly filled in Absentee Bid Form that has been signed personally. If several absentee bids of the same amount have been made for the same item, acceptance will be awarded to the bid that was received first.

You win the bid with the Hammer Price, after the bid has been called out three times without a higher offer having been made. In individual cases the auction house may award acceptance of the bid subject to reservation.

3. Payment of your item

Your bid was successful and you have purchased an item at auction? Congratulations. We will send you your invoice by email. We accept payments in cash, by card or by bank transfer. Cashless payments must be made at no charge to the auction house. Please note that in addition to the hammer price, the buyer also has to pay the Buyer’s Premium of 29.5%. This includes the statutory value added tax of the hammer price.

4. Collection of your item

Collecting your purchase is straightforward. The auction house stores and insures your purchased items for the value of their hammer price for a period of two weeks after the date of sale. Following this, items will be stored for a fee by a forwarding agent.

We are happy to assist you with the transport of your items after having received your instructions in writing. The auctioneer shall only be liable for the orderly delivery of the items purchased at auction to the forwarding agent, the freight agent or any other persons designated to handle the transport.

This page provides general information. If you need any further information, please also see our FAQs. Please also refer to our Auction Conditions. We are also happy to assist you in person Contact us!

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