Bidding on art
Participating in an auction
There are 4 options for taking part in the auction:
Personal visit to the auction house on the day of the auction
To participate in the auction you will need a bidder’s card. Customers who have already registered will receive these in the entrance area of our auction house. If you are a new customer, we ask you to fill out a short form and present your ID. Please take care of your bidder’s card and do not give it to a third party, as bidding during the auction is legally binding. Prevent misuse by third parties!
If you are unable to participate in our auction on the day, you have the option of bidding by telephone. We ask that you fill out the bidding form provided for this and return it to us at least 24 hours before the start of the auction by fax, post or directly via our website. After receiving your bid we will be happy to send you a confirmation by e-mail, in which we can inform you of the approximate time of the phone call on the day of the auction. Please note that this is an approximate time frame. To ensure your participation, we ask that you provide a second telephone number. If we are unable to reach you due to a lack of coverage or other malfunction, we will of course attempt to contact you once again. However Geble auction house is not liable for the establishment and maintenance of telephone communications or transmission errors. Telephone bids are binding and available for items with a reserve of €200 or more, with the reserve being bid by phone.
If you are unable to participate personally in our auction on the day, in addition to a telephone bid, you also have the option of submitting a written bid. We ask that you fill out the bidding form provided for this and return it to us at least 24 hours in advance. You can send the bid to us by fax, post or directly via our website.
With written bids, you set out the sum you have in mind and instruct our house – should it prove necessary – to bid in your name up to the registered bid amount. Your written bid is therefore not required to reach your highest bid, the bid accepted on your specified object may in the best case scenario be at a lower price. The written bid specified by you is the highest bid and is only known to the auction house and/or the auctioneer.
Please use the relevant forms in this regard. You also have the option of specifying a 10% emergency top-up, by which you instruct the auctioneer to accept a surcharge of 10% on top of the written offer specified by you, if needed.
With an online bid, you have the advantage of comfortably placing your bid on our website. In order to do so, you must register on our website.
What are the advantages of this type of bid?
You can manage various items in your customer account, i.e. you can place the item of your choice in the notepad only or in a bid overview, which can be sent directly to us.
Written or online bids must be received at least 24 hours before the start of the auction!
All lots will be exhibited for 5 days in advance in the showrooms of the auction house and made available to all interested parties. This viewing facilitates visual examination in person. The current preview times can be found on our website. Our staff will of course be available during the preview.
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We look forward to your visit!
Starting prices in the catalogue
The prices indicated in the catalogue are reserve prices / starting prices. “No limit” (NL) items will be auctioned from €10.
Payment for items won at auction:
There are several ways to pay for your items won at auction.
1) Personal presence:
If you are present during the auction, you have the option of paying for the items won with cash or a chip and pin card up to a value of €2,000 and taking them with you immediately.
2) Absent bidders:
These bidders will receive an invoice in the post in the next 2 – 4 days, or, where applicable, by e-mail. You have 7 days following receipt of the invoice to pay by chip and pin card for balances of up to €2,000, or in cash.
Payment by credit card (MasterCardand VISA) is only possible with a service charge of 3,5% of the invoice total. In cases where the credit card is not available to us personally, the shipment can only be made after checking the credit card. We ask for your understanding!
IBAN: DE84 6925 0035 0004 0050 96
Collection of items
After full payment has been received, your goods won at auction will be available for collection. If you are unable to collect your goods yourself, we offer various shipping options.
1) Worldwide shipping of small items:
We have been working together with the packaging company MBE for several years. Following receipt of the invoice amount, your items will be forwarded to MBE, expertly readied for shipping and sent via UPS or DHL. If the shipping costs have not already been listed on the invoice, an invoice will be drawn up by MBE.
If you have any further questions, please contact MBE.
Mail Boxes Etc.
+49-(0)7531-28 44 670
2) Shipment of furniture:
We have been working together with several shipping companies for a number of years. Please contact our office. We will gladly assist you in selecting and hiring a professional shipping company.
If the items purchased at auction are not collected within 8 days of the date of invoice, a storage fee of €2/day per item will be charged. Larger items will be moved from storage with a shipping company of our choice at the expense of the successful bidder.