How do I sell?

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The first contact

  1. On site visit
    Visit us with your art object. Our competent experts will provide you with a free and non-binding valuation of your object. Should it not be possible for you to meet with our experts in person, you can send photos via post or via email. The responsible expert will contact you.
  2. Valuation days
    The valuation days give you the opportunity to get your item(s) valued in person by one of our experts. It is not necessary to make an appointment. You can get the dates from our homepage or subscribe to our newsletter to get immediate information.
  3. Customer Service Representatives
    The auction house im Kinsky is also represented outside Vienna. Do not hesitate to contact our representative in Styria and Carinthia or our representative for Tyrol.
  4. Art consulting
    Several times a year our experts travel to different regions in Austria and neighbouring countries to give you free and non-binding valuations. Please check our website for the dates.

Valuation & contract

  1. Evaluation of your art object
    After a competent inspection and valuation of your object, the responsible expert will decide whether it can be sold in the auction or not.
  2. The estimate price
    This is the price agreed upon between the consignor and the auction house im Kinsky and which will be shown in the catalogue.
  3. The contract
    The auction contract forms the legal basis for your consignment. With your signature you accept the terms and condition of the auction house im Kinsky and you agree that the auction house will sell the object in one of the upcoming auctions to the highest bidder. Upon signing the contract you also confirm that you are the legal owner of the object.

Takeover

If it is not possible for you to deliver the object in person, the auction house im Kinsky will organize the shipping for you.

  • The shipping
    It is very important to us that your art object arrives undamaged. We have been working with our partners for years. All of them are specialised in shipping art objects.Please contact our service team for any further information.

Fees for the seller

  1. Seller’s Commission
    for a lower estimate:
    up to EUR 4.900 . . . . . . . . . . 25%
    from EUR 5.000 . . . . . . . . . . .15%
    includes sales tax
    for high-value art pieces by agreement
  2. Advance payment interest
    per year. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 12 %
  3. Contribution to catalogue costs
    Minimum fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EUR 100
    Half-page image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EUR 200
    Full-page image . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  EUR 300
    Double-page spread . . . . . . . . . .  EUR 600
    Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   EUR 900
  4. Other costs
  • Insurance
    There are no costs during the period between handover and auction.
    Afterwards only on request: 1% per month based on reserve price plus 20% sales tax.
  • Storage fees
    For four weeks after the auction unsold items are offered in the post-auction sale. After that, the items are relocated to a forwarding company. The buyer must pay the costs.
  • Transport costs
    After the shipment is actually carried out. With transport insurance only if specifically requested.