Selling at Bukowskis
A clear, simple procedure ensures that selling at Bukowskis is a positive experience. Contacting Bukowskis by email, phone or during a personal visit ensures that we can quickly provide you with essential information as well as a schedule for the sale. The first thing that happens is that a specialist values the item you want to sell. This involves judging the condition (so-called condition report) as well as an evaluation of the item’s status from the point of art history or design in combination with an analysis of the price level for objects of this sort. The object is then photographed and published in our catalogue. Now it is time for the sale.
Online or hammer auction in Stockholm?
Bukowskis has two different sales channels for expertly valued items. You can either sell an item directly online (objects are sold at our online auctions twenty-four hours a day throughout the year), which is the fastest method, or our experts may decide that the item would suit one of our annual sales. The Sales are held every spring and autumn. Artworks and other objects that are notably unique are included in one of these sales and the estimates for them are often very high. Items included in our hammer auctions are on show to the public at our beautiful premises at Berzelii Park in Stockholm and we hold special presentations of the works for sale prior to the auctions.
VALUING AND DECIDING TO SELL
Pay us a visit, call us or send an email. The most effective and precise valuations are made on site since our specialists can then very carefully inspect the item. You do not need to book a time and you can visit us in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsinki. If you live in or near Norrköping, you can contact our local appraisers who are available for valuating and accepting items for sale.
Our valuers are constantly on the road to meet with those of you who do not live near to one of these cities. You are welcome to request a home visit.
Things to remember when you email us:
The more photographs the better. Don’t forget the back of the painting or object where there may be a signature or stamp. After evaluating the item, our experts will suggest which sale would be most suitable for including the item.
CONTRACT AND ACCEPTED MINIMUM PRICE
When you have decided to sell we write a contract that includes cataloguing and photographing the item. Last, but not least agreement has to be reached about the estimate and your reserve price.
If you are selling an item the auction starts at the moment when the item is published. The object is now accessible for a global group of customers who look for artefacts by googling specific categories, names or stylistic terminology. Purchasers can also access Scandinavia’s largest auctioneering firm on the Internet or via our other digital channels. They can now follow the progress of the auction and can check on the bidding. Remember that there is almost always a ‘spurt’ in the bidding during the final minutes.
Bukowskis hammer auctions are hugely exciting and they have attracted an enthusiastic public for centuries. Items at these sales are knocked down at a specific moment in the saleroom in Stockholm. The auctioneer and his or her assistants keep track of the bids in the room as well as telephone bids and online bids. The proceedings are ‘streamed’ and one can enjoy seeing what is going on at Bukowskis.com wherever you happen to be in the world.
AFTER THE SALE
After auction completion we collect payment from the purchaser. After we have received payment, we remit payment to the vendors bank account. This process may take up to 30 days after the date of auction completion and up until 35 working days for online auctions.
To submit items for consignment, contact
- StockholmCarl BarkmanHead Specialist+46-708-92 19 71
- GothenburgLovisa TörnstenManager Valuation Desk, Gothenburg+46-708-21 46 58
- NorrköpingMats BelinAppraiser+46-760-52 77 81
- HelsinkiJoachim BorgströmSpecialist Furniture, Works of Art and silver+358 40 555 1334