Issue #152  11/10/2008
Auction Guidance and Bidding Help Available

I will be previewing the Paris auctions next week (Nov.12-15), and attending the auctions themselves that week. If you wish me to preview any work for you, please call my associate at 1-215-822-5662 or email us at info@vintageworks.net , or just call my mobile while I am in Paris at 011-33-661-033-387 (do not use my mobile for other calls, because I only use it while traveling in Paris).

My normal terms are 5% of the hammer price, which excludes the Buyer's premium. There is a minimum charge of $250, whether or not you are successful. Please remember though when bidding that the Buyer's premium has been raised by Sotheby's to 25% (from the previous 20%) on the first $25,000 and then 20% up to $1,000,000 (from the previous $500,000). Other Paris auctions vary so you should check their catalogues or websites for details.

My services include a condition report, consultation on pricing and evaluation of the item and, when necessary, bidding on it for you.

You need to notify the auction house by fax that I, through my company Vintage Works, Ltd., will be bidding for you.