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HOW TO BID

ONLINE AUCTION (>JUNE 2020)

1: By 'Live Bidding' on your computer

You can follow the auction through live-stream on your computer or tablet.
InvaluableAuction Mobility ou Drouotonline
Please be advised that you will have to register at least five hours before the start of the auction if you want to participate in the bidding.

1. Go to www.bernaerts.be
2. Click on Auctions > ''Online live + live bidding''
3. Create an account and send us a copy of your ID (once only)
4. Accept the terms and conditions of sale using the link you received in your mailbox
5. The auction is accessible as from a quarter of an hour before the start.

Log in with your personal data and click on 'Enter Auction'. Place your bid.
If you did not register on time, you will only be able to see the auction through the 'Watch only' function.
The auction fee is 28%

2: By an 'absentee bidding form'

You download the 'absentee bidding form' and send it by email (info@bernaerts.be) or by fax (+ 32 3 248.15.93), no later than 12 hours prior to the start of the auction. The auctioneer will try to purchase the item for you at the most beneficial price.
The auction fee is 22%.

3: By telephone

You download the 'absentee bidding form by phone' and send it by email (info@bernaerts.be) or by fax (+32 3 248.15.93), no later than 12 hours prior to the start of the auction. One of our staff members will call you during the auction to bid in real time. You can instruct them whether or not you agree with the bid. 
The auction fee is 22%.

Paying

  • Bancontact
  • Following credit cards are accepted:
    Visa, MasterCard or Eurocard (additional costs may be charged)
  • By bank transfer: (indicating your name/username, auction code and item number.)
    to the account number 645-1049351-40
    IBAN BE02 6451 0493 5140
    BIC/SWIFT JVBABE22

    Please bear in mind that in case of a bank transfer, it will take a couple of days before we receive the amount on our account.
    The purchased good can only be picked up upon receipt of payment.
    Payment must be made no later than 5 calendar days after the auction.

Collection:

Collect at the auction room:

Since May 12th we opened our doors again for collections in accordance with the hygiene conditions.

In the appointment calendar you can make an appointment, limiting the number of customers at a certain time.
To limit contact between customers, the entrance will be via Verlatstraat 18 and the exit will be via Verlatstraat 20.

The 1.5m distance will be guaranteed in the reception area (Verlatstraat 18) and ‘cough screens’ will be provided.
Payment will also be made behind a ‘cough screen’ and only contactless (bank transfer / bank contact / credit card). We do not accept cash payments.

The pick-up of the pieces themselves is by appointment, so one customer (couple is also allowed) at a time, the purchased works will be prepared in advance, so that contactless collection can be made.
The course to be followed will be clearly marked, where 1.5m distance is respected.
Disinfectant gel will also be available and our employees will follow hygiene regulations by wearing gloves and a mouth mask.

Packaging and shipping:

The auction house does not provide packaging and shipping for your purchased items. If you want to have your goods delivered, either nationally or internationally, we can recommend some shipping companies here. Please contact them directly to request a quote. Costs for packaging and shipping are always at the expense and own risk of the buyer.

 

HOW TO BUY IN GENERAL

Step 1: Searching

Find your artwork in our online catalogue, browse through the PDF version of the printed catalogue, or better yet, come take a look at the exhibition where you will be charmed by the beauty of the offer. The exhibition days are open to everyone and are always held four days prior to the auctions, each time from Thursday till Sunday continuously from 10 am to 6 pm. Our people are at your disposal for questions. During the auction, the exhibition remains partially open to the public. 

For all our live auctions we issue an illustrated catalogue with detailed descriptions and an estimation of each lot. You can also download this catalogue in PDF format [link] from our website. Online, you can consult the catalogue in which each lot is accompanied by one or more photos. Via My Account [link], you can also save your favourite items, place a bid and/or check the results. If you cannot attend the exhibition, you can request a condition report of an item by email, this only for items with a minimum value of € 1,000.

 

Step 2: Bidding, 5 ways

1. Live in the room

You present yourself to our staff at the entrance to the auction room on the first floor (room 'Platform', Verlatstraat 16) at least half an hour before the start of the auction or during the auction. You register with your ID and will be offered a paddle with your personal bidding number. With this number you can make it clear to the auctioneer that you want to bid on an item. This bidding number is valid for all the sessions of the auction. Once you finished your bidding, you can leave the room and return the paddle to one of our employees.

2. Via 'Live Bidding' on your cumputer

You can follow the auction through live-stream on your computer or tablet. Please be advised that you will have to register at least five hours before the start of the auction if you want to participate in the bidding.

1. Go to www.bernaerts.be
2. Click on Auctions > 'Only Online + Live Bidding'
3. Create an account and send us a copy of your ID (once only)
4. Accept the terms and conditions of sale using the link you received in your mailbox
5. The auction is accessible as from a quarter of an hour before the start.

Log in with your personal data and click on 'Enter Auction'. Place your bid. The auction fee is 28%.
If you did not register on time, you will only be able to see the auction through the 'Watch only' function.

3. Using an 'absentee bidding form'

You register on our website at 'My Account': with your personal Bernaerts profile you can save your favorite lots and, if desired, leave a bid no later than 5 hours prior to the start of the auction. The auctioneer will try to purchase the item for you at the most beneficial price. Mind you, this price will not include the auction fees.

OR

You complete the 'absentee bidding form' during your visit at the auction house, or you download [link] it and deliver it no later than 24 h prior to the auction to one of our staff members, or you send it by email (info@bernaerts.be) or by fax (+ 32 3 248.15.93), no later than 5 hours prior to the start of the auction. The auctioneer will try to purchase the item for you at the most beneficial price. Mind you, this price will not include the auction fees.

4. By telephone

You complete the 'absentee bidding form by phone' and deliver it no later than 24 h prior to the auction to one of our staff members or you send it by email (info@bernaerts.be) or by fax (+32 3 248.15.93), no later than 5 hours prior to the start of the auction. One of our staff members will call you during the auction to bid in real time. You can instruct them whether or not you agree with the bid. This service is only possible for bids starting from € 1,000.

5. Only Online

Items in this digital catalog are offered online for a period of 18 days via a 'timed online' system: you follow the bids via the platform Auction Mobility and can make bids. The exhibition days are open to everyone.
The auction fee is 30%

If you are not yet registered: register

 

Step 3: Paying

  • Cash: in euro up to an amount of € 2,999 per settlement, all costs included
  • Bancontact
  • A bank cheque guaranteed by a Belgian bank in euro.
    The collection costs of the cheques shall be borne by the buyer.
  • Following credit cards are accepted:
    Visa, MasterCard or Eurocard (additional costs may be charged)
  • By bank transfer: (indicating your name/username, auction code and item number.)
    to the account number 645-1049351-40
    IBAN BE02 6451 0493 5140
    BIC/SWIFT JVBABE22

    Please bear in mind that in case of a bank transfer, it will take a couple of days before we receive the amount on our account.
    The purchased good can only be picked up upon receipt of payment.

Step 4: Picking up

Collect at the auction room:

Immediately after the auction, in the auction week (not during the auctions themselves) during office hours (9 - 12 am and 1.30 - 5 pm), or on the Saturday after the live auction (10-12 am) and at very last ten days after the first day of the auction. If this term has expired, an interest of 1% per month of the hammer price, with a minimum of € 5 per day and per item, will be charged as storage cost. If you are prevented, you can grant a power of attorney for the collection of your purchases by a third party, after receipt of payment.

Packaging and shipping:

For smaller items we can assist you in packaging and shipping. For larger or valuable pieces we kindly request you to organize your own transport.
However, we can recommend you some shipping companies.
The costs and risks for packaging and shipping are always your responsibility. Please contact shipping@bernaerts.be.

Contact

Bernaerts Auctioneers
Verlatstraat 16-22
Museumstraat 25
2000 Antwerp
Belgium

T +32 3 248 19 21
F +32 3 248 15 93
E info(at)bernaerts.be

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Mo-Fr: 9 am to 12 pm / 1h30 pm to 5h30 pm

Bank details

Bank van Breda
Ledeganckkaai 7, 2000 Antwerpen
IBAN BE02 6451 0493 5140
BIC/SWIFT JVBABE22

VAT BE0413901869

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Works Verlatstraat October 19-30

Due to works in Verlatstraat, the main entrance of the auctionhouse will be Museumstraat 25.
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Corona update May 6, 2020

Collections, expertises or deliveries can only be made by appointment by mail (bie@bernaerts.be), telephone (0032 3 248 1921) or use the online appointment agenda.

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