Buying from Auktionshaus Stahl Hamburg


Auktionshaus Stahl holds up to five major auctions a year in Hamburg, to which we cordially invite you. There are various ways to participate and bid at our art auctions.

In the following we inform you about the possibilities of bidding and how the auctions at Auktionshaus Stahl take place on site in Hamburg, by telephone or online.





You have the following options for participating in an auction:

BIDDERS IN THE AUCTION HALLYou attend the art auction in person and bid in the hall on site. Registration also takes place on site, where you will receive your bidder number.   
WRITTEN BIDDERYou leave a written bid and indicate the maximum amount you wish to bid for a lot. The auctioneer will take care of the bids on your behalf, i.e. the winning bid will be as low as possible.
ONLINEIn our online catalogues you can enter your bid directly under the respective lot.

Bid forms in the print or online catalogue / magazine can be sent to us by post, fax or e-mail (scan of the form).

Attention: Please note the bid deadline of 24 hours (48 hours for new customers) before the auction starts.


As a telephone bidder, we will call you during the auction for the lots you wish to bid on. Please let us know on the bid form which lots you would like to bid on and on which telephone number you can be reached on the day of the auction. Telephone bidding is possible for lots with a catalogue price of 500.- Euro or more. By placing a telephone bid you automatically bid the catalogue price of the respective lot. This is a mandatory requirement for telephone bidding. We will make every effort to call you in good time before calling the desired object, but cannot guarantee that the telephone connection will be established. In all cases, you may submit a written security bid.

Attention: Please note the bidding deadline of 24 hours (48 hours for new customers) before the auction starts.

ONLINE LIVE BIDDING You register for live bidding and participate in the auction in real time via the Internet. In addition to the possibilities of written pre-bids and participation in the auction as a telephone bidder, you now have the possibility to participate directly online in the auctions at Auktionshaus Stahl via our website as a live bidder. Please note that an additional fee of 3% on the total sum will be charged for live bidding on the internet. For more information, please contact us



Lots are called at the reserve price stated in the catalogue. The auctioneer calls the lots one after the other and takes bids from the room bidders, the telephone bidders and the bidders on the internet. As a rule, bids are raised in increments of about 10% (rounded up or down). The bidder with the highest bid is awarded a lot. The results are published on the internet after the auction.


As a new customer you can register on our website. In the catalogue you can then place bids directly on the relevant object using the attached form and send it to us as an email. We will then send you a confirmation and ask you to submit further information such as a copy of a photo ID (identity card / passport). New customers participating as hall bidders are requested to prove their identity with their identity card when the bidder number is issued and, if necessary, to deposit their credit card number or a cash deposit as security. 

We must reserve the right to sufficient security for the execution of the purchase order.

Please note the bidding deadline for new customers of 48 hours before the auction begins. The terms and conditions of business and auction can be found under GTC.

PRINT-CATALOGUEIf you would like to order a print catalogue / magazine or a catalogue subscription, please click here.
ONLINE CATALOGUEThe online catalogue is published approximately three weeks before the auction and includes all objects that will be auctioned.
PRELIMINARY INSPECTIONDuring our preview you can view the artworks offered in the auction at our premises. The opening hours for the preview can be found here.
CONDITION REPORTS / PHOTO SERVICEYou are welcome to request condition reports or digital photographs of individual objects from us by e-mail. Please get in touch with the respective department/contact by e-mail.
AFTER-SALEUnsold lots are available in the after-sale. A listing of items offered in the post-sale will be published after the auction. For the after-sale and for further information you can contact us from the 1st working day after the auction.

After the auction we will send you the auction invoice by post, or in advance by e-mail if you wish. We kindly ask you to pay the invoice within ten days so that we can pay the consignors of the auction in time. You can pay the invoice by bank transfer, credit card or cash. Please note that credit card payments are subject to a fee on the invoice amount, which varies depending on the card provider. If you have any queries, our accounts department will be happy to help:

Mrs. Petra Tessarczyk
Tel: +49-(0)40 34 34 71

BANK DETAILSCommerzbank Hamburg
IBAN: DE 16 2004 0000 0382 5510 00 

Postgiroamt Hamburg
IBAN: DE 90 2001 0020 0148 3662 09 




The auctioned artworks can be collected personally during our business hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 10 am to 6 pm 
    Graumannsweg 54, 
    22087 Hamburg

Please notify us of your collection in good time so that we can prepare it.



The purchased objects are always to be collected by the buyer from our business premises and will be ready for collection after full payment has been received.

If a personal collection is not possible for you, we will be happy to make suggestions for modes of transport that you can commission. The mode of shipment depends on the artworks and your preferences - especially regarding insurance. The shipment of the artworks you have purchased is generally possible by art forwarding agent, transporter, courier service or by one of the well-known logistics companies. Should you have already expressed the wish to commission shipping in advance, you will find a suggestion for a suitable shipping method on the auction invoice.

For larger paintings, sculptures and graphics framed under glass as well as fragile works of art, we recommend transport by a carrier. We will be happy to assist you in choosing a competent forwarding agent or an inexpensive collective transport. The transport costs will be charged to you directly by the forwarding agent.

The shipping order is placed either directly by you or on your behalf. The costs and risk of shipping are at your expense.

Customs clearance for a third country is carried out by a forwarding agent or a shipping company. In the case of personal collection, the buyer will be responsible for customs clearance when the goods leave the EU.

Items that have not been collected within three weeks of the invoice date and for which no shipping order has been received will be stored at the buyer's expense.

If you have any questions regarding shipping, our shipping department will be happy to assist you:

Mr. Marco Geue
Tel. 0049 -(0)40 34 34 71

Schedule of Auctions

  • 7 and 8 May 2021
  • 18 June 2021

Consign to our next auction

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