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Auktionshaus Dr. Fischer

Selling Guide


Dr. Fischer - Fine Art Auctions

Elbinger Straße 11
74078 Heilbronn


Tel.: +49 7131 15557 - 0
Fax: +49 7131 15557 - 20


E-Mail: info@auctions-fischer.de


Opening time

Monday till Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Selling Guide


If you have property you wish to sell, our team of specialists can easily provide you with gratis auction estimates.
Four ways to get an free auction estimate:

  1. You can post or email us a description including signature, size, provenance, condition and photographs of your object. Shortly after we receive your materials, one of our experts will contact you by phone or in writing regarding your items. Please include a daytime phone number. There is no charge for this service.
  2. Often objects require a personal evaluation in order to give an accurate estimate. You can always bring or ship in your property for valuation. You can contact our experts to arrange an appointment.
  3. Valuation days: Our specialists travel Germany and Europe in search of new and exciting treasures. If one is visiting a location near you, please schedule an appointment to discuss the sale of your property.
  4. We can arrange for a specialist to make a house call to look at items that are too large to bring in for valuation. We will be happy to make an appointment to come and value your property for sale.

Your decision to sell

For our upcoming sales, we accept consignments at any time. Objects you wish to consign should be delivered to our house approximately 8 weeks prior to the sale. By signing the consignment agreement you agree to sell your property with the reserve price contracted. It lists our terms and fees for services such as insurance, loss/damage liability and illustration. With your signature you also confirm that you are the rightful and legal owner of the work at the time of auction.

Our presentation of your work of art

Our professional staff of art specialists combined with extensive strategic marketing efforts are two of the many reasons for our success.


  1. Our catalogue: The catalogue contains a scholarly description and reproduction of each individual work of art. The online catalogue is usually available five weeks, the printed catalogue three weeks prior to the auction date. Catalogues are sent to buyers in virtually every market. Our professionally produced catalogues can be found in the reference departments of major libraries, and are a wonderful reference resource for both beginning and advanced collectors.
  2. Internet Marketing: Our homepage on the worldwide web provides us with a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week presence that is instantly accessible to buyers throughout the world. Our fully illustrated online catalogue is also available on international art databases.
  3. Print Advertising: Another facet of our marketing is our extensive use of strategically placed print advertising in magazines and trade publications. With professional advertising placed in national and international publications, we attract serious buyers and collectors worldwide. Print advertising is specifically tailored for each auction.
  4. Our excellent client service: We are permanent in contact with collectors, dealers and art institutions worldwide. As soon as an item, collection or estate has been consigned to us for auction, we contact systematicly collectors and museum curators about items that fit their collecting parameters.
  5. Viewing: During the week preceding an auction, all works of art will be displayed in our beautiful showroom. Our experts are pleased to answer any questions clients may have about the lots. 
  6. After Auction Sale: If your item fails to sell in the auction, we offer it again in our two-weeks After Auction Sale.

Our commission

Sellers pay a commission that is deducted, along with any agreed-upon expenses, from the hammer price. The commission on the first 1000 Euro is 22%, thereafter 18%. Illustrations fees including the web illustration will be paid at your expense (the charge is maximal 50 Euro per item).

Artist´s Resale Right (Droit de Suite)

To compensate for the legal resale right (§26 UrhG), the auctioneer pays a fee on the sales proceeds. The consigner bears half of the tax rate applicable to the accounting period. These fees can be requested after billing has already taken place.


Your work of art is insured by us while in our care. The amount for insurance is 0.7% of the catalogue price.

Artist´s Resale Right (Droit de Suite)

To compensate for the legal resale right (§26 UrhG), the auctioneer pays a fee on the sales proceeds. The consigner bears half of the tax rate applicable to the accounting period. These fees can be requested after billing has already taken place.


Approximately five weeks after the sale, you will receive a listing of the final hammer price for each item you consigned. At the same time you can expect your payment provided we are in receipt of the buyer's payment. Our Shipping Department can help you arrange to have your property delivered back to you, if necessary. As the consignor, you are responsible for packing, shipping and insurance charges.


Please note that any consigned lot that have not been collected within three weeks from receiving the settlement will be subject to handling and storage charges at 1 Euro per lot and day !

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