Photography-Auction, an online start up auctioneer for art dealers and collectors

001 - 20th Century Photographs

Auction date
Sunday, 28 June 2015, 16:00 GMT.

Catalogue online
Sunday 24 May 2015 at

On Sunday, 28th of June 2015, Photography-Auction will hold its inauguration auction. The new auctioneer is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Prospective buyers are welcome at their storage and pre-auction exhibition space near his Kings Royal Palace at Noordeinde. However, is not that local. It is established as the world's first auctioneer specializing in
PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY, ONLINE ONLY. Their aim is to take away the disadvantages and restrictions sellers will experience at other auctioneers. Their business model allows this specialized auctioneer to integrate profits for both buyers and sellers.

1. Photographs only
The website is created with photography in mind and represents our specialization in this field. Search options are photography-related, there is a glossary for collectors and each lot has a biography of the photographer. Consigned prints are shown in a representative way, and are, due to our critical selection, surrounded by other valuable lots. Each lot is described accurately and fully, leaving no room for poorly described misrepresentations.

2. Online only
Photography-Auction is the only (online) auction house worldwide that exclusively sells photographs. This is ideal for many prospective buyers, since visiting live auctions all over the world can be very time consuming.

3. Four to ten auctions yearly
Sellers do not have to wait for months before consigned prints will be auctioned. For professional sellers, like galleries, dealers and museums, this means they can hold the consigned print longer exhibited or in stock.

4. Buyer's premium: 10%
Buyer's premium is a percentage on top of the hammer price (winning bid). At 10%, the buyer's premium is the lowest in the market.

5. Seller's premium: 10%
There are always costs when it comes to selling either a collection or a single photograph. For introducing a lot, the seller pays a €10 fee, excl. VAT. This fee is payable after we agree to consign the print to auction, and before the lot is catalogued. Due to our low overhead costs, sellers only pay a premium of 10% (excl. VAT) of the hammer price when a lot is sold. These fees are to cover our investments, marketing and administration costs, and the time we spend writing the lot description and scanning the print.

6. Flexibility
We remove as many of the seller’s limitations as possible. You can consign prints in any price range, since we do not work with minimum consignment values. We believe that good quality photographs are always worth collecting and selling, regardless of price.

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