How to buy

How to bid at auction

Live in the auction hall
Pre-register to bid at our reception desk.
Our staff will register your personal details by reading your e-ID card.
After registration, you will receive a bidding paddle.
This paddle is strictly personal, be sure to keep a close eye on it.
Please return your paddle at the reception upon leaving the auction hall.
Signing-up with a current email address when registering will help us to inform you correctly.

Telephone and Absentee Bids
To organize a telephone or absentee bid, you can send us your bidding instructions via e-mail or by phone. Please include in your request following details: name, address, bank and invoice references, a copy of your Identity Card or Driver’s License and, in case of telephone bidding, the phone number(s) where to reach you during the auction. Contact information that is up-to-date is important for correct communication both during and after the time of the auction.
A printable bid form can be downloaded below.
Bids can also be made using MyDeVuyst

When you will be participating in the auction by phone it is possible to leave a safety bid. The written offer/safety bid will function as an absentee bid just in case telephone during the auction failed.

Absentee bids and requests for telephone bidding will have to reach us at least 1 day before the auction.

 CONDITIONS OF SALE AUCTION 176 - 26 september 2020
Bidding increments
The artwork starts off at a price below the bottom estimate.
Bids always increase by +/- 10%.
This means :
between 1.000 and 2.000 euro, the amount is increased by 100 euro; between 2000 and 3000 euro the amount is increased by 200 euro; followed by 3.000, 3.300, 3.600, 3.800, 4.000, 4.400, 4.800, 5.000, 5.500, 6.000, 6.500 euro and so on.

Three days after the auction buyers will receive an email providing an overview of the total amount due and all necessary bank references.
Buyers are expected to make payment for purchases within five days following the auction.
The cash payments of goods and services between consumers and traders are limited by the law. A maximum of 3000 € of the total amount can be payed in cash.
It is not possible to pay with Mastercard, Eurocard or Visa.
Payment with foreign check (only with certified bank check) : 20 € to be added for bank charges.

Collect your purchases
No purchases can be retrieved during the auction. A purchase can only be collected if De Vuyst has received full payment in good, cleared funds, i.e. De Vuyst is in possession of the cash or the deposit amount is visible on our bank account.
Collection occurs within ten days after the auction at the buyer’s own cost and risk.
Any transport of the purchase will be arranged by the buyer.


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