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Buying at Aleksi Auction House

All items can be viewed in our online catalogue (only Finnish) seven days preceding the forthcoming auction. 

Bidding in person 

To bid in person, you will need to register and to collect a numbered paddle before the auction begins. 

Order bids 

If you are unable to attend the auction in person, we will be happy to execute written bids on your behalf. To place a written bid, please contact any member of our staff in person or by telephone, by fax, or by email. 

When we execute an absentee bid on your behalf, the lot will always be bought for the lowest increment that exceeds all competing bids and which meets or exceeds the reserve price. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence. 

Our representative will relay your bids to the auctioneer. 

Telephone bids 

You may also place your bid by phone. In this case, the customer automatically agrees to bid  the item for at least 200 eur. (+ Prov. and VAT). 

We must receive your eventual commission to attend bidding by telephone no later than by 4p.m. on the preceding day of the auction. We are not able to accept telephone registrations after this time. 

Since we can accept only a  limited number of telephone bids, bidders are selected in order of registration. 

If you wish to participate in auction by telephone, please contact our staff by phone or by email. 

Buyer’s premium and value added tax 

The buyer shall pay a buyer’s premium of 15% of the hammer price, together with value added tax of 24% on the premium total. The total costs, therefore, surmount to around 18,6% of the hammer price for the buyer. 

Droit de suite 

Droit de suite will be added to the hammer price for the certain objects of art. The fee is 5% of the hammer price, on which the 10% VAT is added. 

Payment and Collection 

Payment shall be made and the purchased items collected within three days from the auction. We accept cash, debit card or bank transfers. 

Selling at Aleksi Auction House 

Valuation 

You can get your items evaluated on our premises or from a photograph. 

Home visits can also be arranged for valuating your movable property. A contract will be made for the commission and initial prices for items are set. 

Consignment 

We accept auction items continuously. For the item to be sold in a specific auction, it must be delivered at the auction house 10 days prior to the upcoming auction. 

Seller’s  commission 

Aleksi Auction House’s commission is 15% of the hammer price. 24% VAT is also payable on the commission. Total  costs therefore amount to 18,6% of the hammer price. 

Shortly after the sale, you will receive a listing of the final hammer price for each item you consigned. The payment will be made to the sellers account within two weeks of the auction. 

Info 

Location: see map 
Telephone: +358 40 1431331 
Email: posti@hkaleksi.fi