Expert valuation of every item
Our Auctionata experts are responsible for appraising the quality and authenticity of all items submitted for valuation. That’s how we guarantee our buyers that all items listed on Auctionata are genuine.
Auctionata’s photo service provides professional photos of items to be listed at auction. This allows you the best possible assessment of an item’s personal value to you as a buyer.
Our worldwide network of experts comprises specialists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the rest of Europe and the USA. This broad range of expertise means Auctionata can ensure identification and accurate valuation of all kinds of items.
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Licensed and patented bidding system
At our auctions, real-life bidding is led by our state-licensed, internationally experienced auctioneers. Auctionata conducts auctions accoridng to strict official business and auction procedures, following traditional auction principles.
Bidding at our live auctions is carried out using a patented real-time system. This guarantees that only the highest bidder is awarded the lot, thus ensuring fair prices for both buyers and sellers.
Arbitration in case of a dispute
Auctionata’s authenticity guarantee assures you peace of mind and goes beyond the auction process itself. It gives the buyer a 25-year guarantee for every item sold.
Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an item purchased on Auctionata, our arbitration process provides absolute clarity. In case of uncertainty, we will commission a certified, impartial expert to provide a professional opinion on the authenticity
of the item in question.
If the expert’s findings confirm your doubts are valid, you will be able to return the item and receive a full refund.
What is a forgery?
A forgery is a copy produced with the intention of deceiving a potential purchaser as to the creator, the date of creation, the material and the age, given the technical and scientific knowledge available at the time of purchase.
This means that the guarantee relates solely to expressly stated information about the creator, the date of creation, the material and the age of an item. If one of the items of information listed above was not provided for an item, this information shall not be the subject of the guarantee.
Items which are expressly identified as a copy (e.g. “museum replica”) or described as "a work with doubts regarding its authenticity" are not subject of the guarantee.