Buying & Consignments

We offer our customers an international forum for selling your art and design objects. For every auction we design high-quality catalogues with art historically proved catalogue texts and detailed descriptions of every object. The whole auction catalogue is available on our homepage as well as on other international websites. During the preview every object to be called will be presented at the best in our facilities by our innovative decoration solutions. Our auction dates in spring and autumn are oriented towards the main art fairs in cologne and its surrounding area  to address many and international customers. Consignments have to be done 8 weeks due to the auction date. Current information on this topic is always available on our website.

Estimations:

We would very much like to estimate the objects you consider to consign at no charge and without commitment.

For the different thematic focuses of our house we have our experts Mr. Jürgen Schops and Mr. Thomas Turowski with substantial knowledge and wide experience available. If requested you can arrange an appointment for appraisal at Auctionhouse Herr. Or feel free to send us a photo with a short description (material, measurements, brands/signatures (if available) and state of the object). We will contact you afterwards as soon as possible.

If a large amount of objects is in question, a visit at your premises is possible. The estimation of an object is always depending on the current market value.

Consignments:

If you are not able to deliver your objects to us or the objects can’t be delivered we can organize the transport for you if requested. After settling a limit price with you will receive an auction assignment which contains along with our general business conditions detailed descriptions about picture and commission costs. Delivered objects are insured beginning at the date of delivery. Costs thereby incurred amount to 1 % of the limit price (only occur after selling).

Unsold objects remain in the post auction sale three weeks after each auction.

Afterwards the deliverer is asked to recollect the unsold objects within 14 days. If the unsold objects are not recollected within 14 days we reserve the right to bill an additional stock fee.

Buyer’s Premium:

The Kunst- & Auktionshaus Herr offers its consignors outstanding conditions. On objects with sales revenues below 1.000 € the commission amounts to 18,5 % plus valid VAT on the surcharge. On objects with sales revenues exceeding 1.000 € the commission amounts to 15 % plus valid VAT on the surcharge. At high-value objects with high revenues it is possible to agree on a special commission. Invoicing occurs within 14 days subject to the buyer’s payment.

Catalogue images:

Costs for coloured catalogue images depend on the images’ dimensions and vary between 35 and 160 €. Image costs which are settled with the deliverer prior to the auction are only taken into account if the object is sold. Unsold objects do not incur any costs.