Selling at Stockholms Auktionsverk

How to sell at a hammer auction

At Stockholms Auktionsverk we commit our renowned expertise, vast experience, market knowledge and global outreach to every sale to secure the most competetive market prices. In order to make the auction experience as easy and convenient as possible, our specialists will guide you through the entire appraisal and auction procedure.

See what our clients are looking for


After initial contact, our specialist will begin examining and compiling historical facts about the object(s) you wish to auction. Thereafter you will be informed of our analysis and our expert opinion of the object(s)’s quality. You will receive information regarding the expected market price, as well as advice on a suitable bidding price based on previous auction results for similar works in Sweden and abroad.


Viewing & auction

The public is invited to view presale exhibitions for hammer auctions at our beautiful and inspiring venue at Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm. The exhibitions are free of charge. You can also browse our catalogues online from your computer or mobile device.

There are five ways to bid in a hammer auction at Stockholms Auktionsverk:

  • Pre-bidding online
  • Absentee bids
  • Bidding in the salesroom
  • Telephone bidding
  • Live online bidding

Read more on how to participate in a hammer auction here

Terms of Sale

In connection with the sale a commission of 15% incl. VAT of the hammer price is payable for each lot plus a photo fee from sek 350 incl. vat. Regarding charges in case of unsold lots, see clause 6.2. For each submitted item an insurance fee of 1.25% including VAT of the hammer price is charged.


Sellers are paid the selling price 30 days after the closing of the auction.

Unsold items

Objects that do not sell at an auction must be picked up no later than 5 days after the closing of the auction. If the object is not picked up by the time limit outlined, we reserve the right to put the object on auction again at a reduced bidding price, reserve price or donate the object(s) to an auction where the proceeds go to charitable purposes.