Issue #50  10/30/2002
Use Our Services For Condition Reports and Bidding Advice At Upcoming Amsterdam and Paris Auctions

Just a reminder, I will also be attending most of the upcoming Amsterdam and Paris auction events and would be happy to represent your interests there. We usually preview and bid for clients, who arrange their payments and shipping with the auction houses directly (although we can assist here as well if you require).

Our basic charge is 5% of the hammer price (about half the normal going rate) against a minimum charge of $250 in Europe. This minimum charge is in case you choose not to bid after our condition report and advice or are unsuccessful in your bidding. Only the 5% fee is charged if you are successful and the hammer price is over $5,000 in Europe. Believe me when I say that we have saved clients thousands of dollars in bad bids and have helped others attain top pieces at auction.

Just call Maria Connolly at Vintage Works, Ltd. at 215-822-5662 to make arrangements; or call Alex Novak direct in Europe at +33-699606505, or if in Paris 0699606505.

I would also be very happy to meet clients while in Paris at Paris Photo (we will not be exhibiting but will be attending) and at the Paris and Amsterdam auctions (November 1-19). I will return to Paris again for the holidays (December 20-January 5). Please let me know if there are any images that I can show you privately.