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Buying at our auctions

How to participate in auction
1
In person by raising your hand.
If you have been successful in your purchase, you have to pay and collect your lot immediately.
2
In person by raising your paddle.
You have to register in advance (during the exhibition or before the auction begins) to collect a paddle. A returnable deposit of minimum of CHF 500.– is required.
At the discretion of our chief auctioneer a larger deposit can be ask.
At the end of the auction or at last after three days you must pay fully for the purchase and collect the lots.
3
By placing and signing an Absentee Bid Form (ordine di acquisto) during the auction exhibition.
However it is also possible to print and email our Abseentee Bid Form before 21st March 2022 4:00 pm.
Payment and collection of your lots is due within seven days of the auction.

By signing a absentee bid form is possible to participate at the auction even though you are not present, up to the limit of the established amount of money

Example:
Lot with starting bid of CHF 1'000.–

Your absentee bid with the (hypothetical) limit of CHF 1'300.–

It is necessary to leave a deposit (at least 20% of your bids), which will be returned in case you are not the winner bidder.

The highest bid during the auction is of CHF 1'100.– thus the lot will be yours with the winning bid of CHF 1'150.– (if there are more bids, you will participate till your limit of CHF 1'300.–)

We do not accept credit or debit cards. Payments cash only.
The hammer price is comprehensive of auction fee and local VAT.
Lots until number 79 are VAT-exempt.

Additional conditions of sale

Usually colored stones are not certified as precious stones, except declared exceptional cases.

Regarding painting and art pieces, attributions are as written on the art work itself. No responsibility is taken by our company or by the Authority that ordered the auction.

No responsibility is taken for lots sold on behalf of the Police or bankruptcy office.

The retail prices on certain items are only indicative and without any responsibility because compared with equal or similar items on sale or sold in Europe and/or others Continents.

The meaning of the words "funzionante" or "perfettamente funzionante" is that at the item at moment of accepting it as a pledge, it was in perfect condition, anyway without responsibility for its functioning after the sale. Buyers have to verify the lots before the auction, during the exhibition, if the description and the state of the lots coincide with their personal opinion.

Regarding vintage watches our company doesn't absolutely give any judgements of value, originality, contemporaneity of the watch's parts, authenticity and any other possible difference or deficiency. Buyers have the possibility during the two days of exhibition to check themselves or to let check vintage watches from an expert and therefore decide its purchase and its value.

These conditions of sale are displayed during the exhibition and they are read before the auction and by registering to bid and/or by bidding at auction on agree to these terms.

All disputes between parties will be submitted exclusively to the Swiss court based in Lugano.

Photographs may not reflect an accurate reproduction of the colour(s) and/or the size of the lot.

During the auction exhibition is possible to

  • look at all the lots in order to check quality and catalogue description
  • place an absentee bid form
  • book a paddle (in order to pay at the end of the sale)
Auction Exhibition

Auction Exhibition

Our hall during the auction exhibition.