Bidding at a WestLicht Auction


If you cannot come to our auction in Vienna personally, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you to bid by telephone, fax or internet.

Take a little time to study our numerous auction offers either in our printed or in our online catalogue. All lots are described there in detail with numerous photo illustrations. As soon as you have made your choice, you can submit your bid online, leave your absenteebids or register as a telephone bidder.

Ways of Bidding

Apart from being personally present at our auction in Vienna, the following possibilities are open to you:

Please click on the appropriate category to obtain more detailed information about that way of bidding.

Your Offer

Irrespective of your choice of bidding method, your offer will be taken as the maximum amount you are prepared to pay for a lot. If there are no other offers received, you will get the lot at the start price. If there is another bid lower than yours, then your offer will be ranked first and accepted at 10% more than the lowest bid. Bids lower than the starting price will not be accepted.

The total purchase price consists oft the hammer price, the buyer’s premium and applicable VAT or amount in lieu of VAT at applicable rate. The buyer’s premium is 20% of the hammer price.

For items exported to Non EC countries, the premium is 20% (if you use LIVEAUCTIONEERS: 25%).
For items not exported outside the EC the premium is 24% (if you use LIVEAUCTIONEERS: 30%)
On items marked with * 20% (for cameras, lenses and Accessories) /13% (for photographs) /10% (for books) VAT will be added on hammerprice and premium for buyers within the EC.

Exports to non EU coutries will be exempt from VAT for items with *, and so will be exports made by companies from other EU member states if they state their VAT identification number. Buyers taking property to a non EU country in person may have the VAT refunded if they provide evidence that the property has been removed to another country outside the EU in the form of a copy of customs export documention stamped by customs officers.

If payment by creditcard is chosen, the buyer is responsible for the validity of the credit card and for the authorization of the purchase price by the credit card company.

Please read our conditions of sale again before you place a bid. It goes without saying that your bids and personal data will be treated by WestLicht Auction as strictly confidential.

If you have any further questions relating to this theme please contact:

WestLicht Photographica Auction
Westbahnstrasse 40
1070 Vienna - AUSTRIA
Phone +43 1 523 56 59 16
Fax +43 1 523 13 08
auction(at)westlicht.com