Bidding at auction has never been easier or more accessible.
Whether you are a first-time buyer or seasoned collector, our team is here to help with any questions you have.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide outlining the different ways you can bid at auction
A Buyer’s Premium of 25% on the hammer price plus what on that commission is charged.
The 25% standard rate of what is charged on the premium,
Information for International buyers (including the US) and who plan to export their purchased lot(s) out of the US:
Buyers will be required to pay import what on the hammer price of purchased lots. This payment is usually administered by the chosen shipper. The rate varies by country, and it is the buyer’s responsibility to research the costs relevant to their circumstances.
As usual, what will be applied to the buyers’ premium.
We offer in house shipping service for all small items worldwide and you can ask for this to be included in your invoice after the auction.
We can offer in house shipping and packing service to a wide range of items and cost will vary with weight and size of the parcel, you can request this with the office after the auction.
We also work with the local Mailboxes for handling fragile and difficult items such as Glass, Ceramics, Artworks and Large items.
If you are the successful bidder, you will be emailed an invoice setting out hammer price plus Buyer’s Premium and all other applicable charges after the auction.
All purchased Lots must be paid within 10 days of the auction.
Payment is accepted by debit card, credit card, bank transfer, check or cash (subject to conditions).
Buyers are kindly asked to book a collection appointment and to collect their purchased lots within 2 weeks of the sale. You can go to CONTACT and book an appointment or call the office.
If a Lot remains uncollected within 2 weeks you have to contact us for further arrangement otherwise a storage fee may be charged!
If you are interested in bidding in person, or as an absentee bidder, you will need to register the bids directly with us before the sale, new clients are asked to register at least 24 hours in advance of a sale. You will be asked to provide a photo ID and other documents.
Don’t have time to follow the auction but want to bid on a particular lot? You can register for a telephone bid, and we will call you when it’s time for your lot (only applied to lots with value over $250).
You can register and bid online directly on Appel Auction Live with no extra charge. Simply go to the top right corner and register an account!
If bidding using a third-party platform, registration will be managed via the bidding platform service provider.
Shipping: Any shipping costs that may arise subsequently to the sale shall be at the Buyer’s expense. Such costs may include but not limited to postage, import and export permits where required and any other license necessary for goods to be shipped outside of the US. Appel Auctions does not offer insurance for shipping. However, we may help arrange insurance upon the Buyer’s request prior to the sale and at the Buyer’s expense. Appel auction Auctions cannot be held responsible for any damages that may be incurred to goods prior to the fall of the hammer.
Loss or Damage: Appel auction Auctions does not accept liability for loss or damage occurring to Lots after the sale. We will use reasonable efforts when handling/packing/storing purchased Lots but shall not be responsible for any loss or damages that may occur whilst the said Lot is in any third party’s care or with courier company.