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  • FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Buyer

    I am bidding at a Galerie Kornfeld auction for the first time. What should I do?

    Are the auction sales public?

    When and where can I view the artworks?

    Can I participate in the auction at any time?

    How do I know when a particular lot is called?

    What must I pay in addition to the hammer price?

    What is the buyer's premium?

    Is value added tax due on a purchase?

    What does the asterisk (*) next to the lot number mean?

    Does Switzerland have droit de suite, and should I expect additional costs as a result?

    I want to bid in the auction by telephone. When will I receive a call from Bern?

    Can I authorize someone I trust to make bids on my behalf?

    Can I follow the live auction via live stream and can I bid online?

    How do I know that my bid was successful?

    Can I cancel a bid?

    Can I withdraw from my purchase?

    How can I pay for my auction purchases?

    Can I pay by credit card?

    Do I have to pick up the artwork after the auction?

    Is there an after-sale?

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