Overview of Fees

Important:

Please note that this website allows you to purchase goods from Auctionata Paddle8 AG or Auctionata, Inc. - a wholly owned US subsidiary of Auctionata Paddle8 AG. Both organizations operate with different Overview of Fees.

Before any purchase via this website you will have to take notice and have to accept the respective Overview of Fees which apply for your purchase!

The Overview of Fees below apply for all purchases of goods at auction or via the online shop in which Auctionata Paddle8 AG acts as the seller.

For all purchases of goods at auction or via the online shop in which Auctionata, Inc. acts as the seller, this Overview of Fees shall apply.

The transaction details can be determined from information on the lot detail page.

All fees specified herein are gross prices, i.e. they include the respective applicable German VAT. Note: VAT is not stated. Differential taxation according to Sec. 25a Turnover Tax Law (“UStG”) is applicable. All countries outside of the EU shall be considered to be non-EU member states from a tax perspective; in this case, the payment of VAT shall not be applicable. Where required, Buyers from non-EU member states must pay the duties and the taxes on the supplied services and/or goods on-site. There are exceptions to this policy. Thus, for example, the Canary Islands are considered to be a non-EU member state (known as the EU Special Zone). For entrepreneurs who make purchases from Auctionata Paddle8 for commercial purposes, deliveries of goods and/or services within the EU shall be exempt from the payment of VAT if the Buyer can document by means of his VAT ID no. that he will pay the VAT owed in his native country.
(as of 19.12. 2016)

A. General Inhalt auf/zu

The sales price of the respective items listed in the Online Shop includes the Buyer’s Premium, the Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required) and VAT. Auctionata Paddle8 charges additionally to the aforementioned sales price the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs (including VAT). The total price for an item including the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs will be communicated to the Client clearly on the ordering page. This means that before submitting an order subject to costs the Client will be informed regarding the total price including the Buyer’s Premium, the Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required), the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs and VAT.

Note: VAT is not stated. Differential taxation according to Sec. 25a Turnover Tax Law (“UStG”) is applicable.

B. Purchase Price Elements Inhalt auf/zu

1. Buyer’s Premium

The sales price specified in the Online Shop in respect of a single item includes the Buyer’s Premium amounting to 29.75% (including VAT).

2. Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right

Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies:

As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata Paddle8charges the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer as a part of the sales price. The price published in the Online Shop therefore contains – as far as a good has been classified as a piece of fine art or photography, which was created since the 1st January of 1900 – a pro rata contribution (plus VAT) regarding the Resale Royalty Right. Auctionata properly remits the contribution to the Resale Royalty Right to the AV Kunst.

3. Transport and Transport Insurance Costs

The Transport and Transport Insurance Costs are additionally charged to the sales price specified in the Online Shop in respect of a single item. Here applies the following:

The amount of the Transport and Transport Insurance Costs will be displayed for each item by klicking the info-button at the following text in the offer: “This price includes all taxes and duties. Add shipping, delivery and postage costs”.

When buying multiple goods, the following rule applies:

  • 2-3 items: You pay the cost of shipping the largest item only.
  • 4-7 items: You pay twice the cost of shipping the largest item.
  • 8-15 items: You pay three times the cost of shipping the largest item.
  • 15+ items: You pay the cost of shipping the largest item in every multiple of 5.
C. Deliveries to non-EU countries Inhalt auf/zu

Deliveries to non-EU countries are subject to additional custom duties and import tax.

Further Information to custom duties and import tax can for example be found here:

http://www.zoll.de/DE/Home/home_node.html;jsessionid=BA5864B4CA08BA56593274FD649E3105

D. Payment Default Interest Inhalt auf/zu

A buyer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata Paddle8 receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (“BGB”) remains unaffected. In the event of payment default, the purchase price towards buyers who are consumers shall accrue interest during the payment default period in the amount of 5% points above the respectively valid base lending rate (in accordance with the statutory directives published by the German Central Bank). For an entrepreneur, the interest during the payment default period shall be 8% points above the base lending rate. The interest shall be calculated per year and charged to the current account.

E. Storage Fees Inhalt auf/zu

In the case that the buyer is in default of payment or acceptance, Auctionata Paddle8 can charge the following storage fees from the beginning of delay:

The storage fee shall be charged monthly at a rate of 2.38% (including VAT) of the sales price specified in the Online Shop in respect of a single item.

A buyer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata Paddle8 receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (“BGB”) remains unaffected. The Buyer is in default regarding the acceptance if he does not collect the bought item at the agreed time.

A. General Inhalt auf/zu

The prices listed in the Auction Catalog (“starting prices”) do not include the Buyer’s Premium, the Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required), the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs and VAT. Furthermore, bids during an auction refer to a purchase price without the Buyer’s Premium, the Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required), the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs and VAT. But Auctionata Paddle8 charges additionally to the accepted bid price (“hammer price”) the Buyer’s Premium, the Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right (if required), the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs and VAT. Note:

VAT is not stated. Differential taxation according to Sec. 25a Turnover Tax Law (“UStG”) is applicable.

For some objects (e.g. goods consigned from outside the EU) the regular taxation scheme will apply. VAT (standard rate 19%) will then be due on the total net invoice (even the hammer price). Objects which are auctioned under the standard VAT system are designated as such in the auction catalogue and on the website.

B. Purchase Price Elements Inhalt auf/zu

1. Buyer’s Premium

The purchase price stated in the auction catalogue (“Starting price”) does not include the buyer`s premium inclusive VAT. This is also the case with the hammer price. Thus Auctionata Paddle8 charges the Buyer’s Premium additionally.

The amount of the buyer`s premium is calculated as follows:

At a hammer price

  • Up to 1,000,000.00 euro: 29.75% (incl. VAT)
  • Between 1,000,000.01 euro and 2,000,000.00 euro
    29.75%
    (incl. VAT) for the (partial) amount of 1,000,000.00 euro
    23.80%
    (incl. VAT) for the (partial) amount between 1,000,000.01 euro and 2,000,000.00 euro
  • More than 2,000,000.01 euro
    29.75% (incl. VAT) for the (partial) amount of 1,000,000.00 euro
    23.80%
    (incl. VAT) for the (partial) amount between 1,000,000.01 euro and 2,000,000.00 euro
    17.85%
    (incl. VAT) for the (partial) amount beginning with 2,000,000.01 euro

The buyer’s premium amounts to 23.80% (incl. VAT) of the winning bid for classic cars

2. Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right

Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty in the art market the following applies:

As a result of its membership in the AV Kunst, Auctionata Paddle8 charges additionally to the hammer price the contribution to the AV Kunst of currently 2.1% of the revenues from the sale of fine arts and photographs pro rata towards the buyer. Auctionata Paddle8 therefore charges additionally – as far as a good has been classified as a piece of fine art or photography, which was created since the 1st January of 1900 – a contribution currently amounting to 2.1% of the hammer price (plus VAT) as a pro rata contribution to the resale royalty right. Auctionata Paddle8 properly remits the contribution to the resale royalty right to the AV Kunst.

3. Transport Costs

The Transport Costs are charged additionally to the Hammer price. These costs are calculated up to an aforementioned price amounting to 5.000 Euro as follows:

Table of fees

For a price more than 5.000 Euro the costs will be announced on request.

When buying multiple goods, the goods may – if possible – be packed together on request to lower the costs for shipping.

4. Transport Insurance Costs

The Transport Insurance Costs are charged additionally to the Hammer price. These costs are calculated up to Hammer Price amounting to 5.000 Euro as follows:

The transport insurance shall cost 2.98% (including VAT) of the Hammer price plus Buyer’s Premium (including VAT).

For price more than 5.000 Euro the costs will be announced on request.

C. Payment Default Interest Inhalt auf/zu

A buyer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata Paddle8 receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (“BGB”) remains unaffected. In the event of payment default, the purchase price towards buyers who are consumers shall accrue interest during the payment default period in the amount of 5% points above the respectively valid base lending rate (in accordance with the statutory directives published by the German Central Bank). For an entrepreneur, the interest during the payment default period shall be 8% points above the base lending rate. The interest shall be calculated per year and charged to the current account.

D. Deliveries to non-EU countries Inhalt auf/zu

Deliveries to non-EU countries are subject to additional custom duties and import tax. Further Information to custom duties and import tax can for example be found here:

http://www.zoll.de/DE/Home/home_node.html;jsessionid=BA5864B4CA08BA56593274FD649E3105

E. Administration Fee in case of cancellation of written or telephoned purchase orders Inhalt auf/zu

Auctionata Paddle8 charges an administration fee amounting to 119 Euro (including VAT) per item specified in the order form in the case that the cancellation notice is given 72 hours before the auction begins.

Auctionata Paddle8 charges an administration fee amounting to 238 Euro (including VAT) per item specified in the order form in the case that the cancellation notice is permissibly given (at the discretion of Auctionata) later than 72 hours before the auctions begins or after the start of the auction.

F. Storage Fees Inhalt auf/zu

In the case that the buyer is in default of payment or acceptance, Auctionata Paddle8 can charge the following storage fees from the beginning of delay:

The storage fee shall be charged monthly at a rate of 2.38% (including VAT) of the sales price of an item.

A buyer shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date and receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata Paddle8 receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (“BGB”) remains unaffected.

The Buyer is in default regarding the acceptance if he does not collect the bought item at the agreed time.

A. General Inhalt auf/zu

At Auctionata, you can have your first five items valuated free of charge. If you would like to have more than five objects valuated, or if you have a legacy or a collection that you would like to have valuated, you can request an estimate free of charge and without obligation. We will then let you know straightaway whether a valuation would be subject to fees or not.

If you decide to have items we have valuated sold by Auctionata, and you consign the items within one year, the valuation of these items will also be free of charge.

B. Valuation Fee (Auctionata Paddle8 takes possession of the items) Inhalt auf/zu

1. Valuation Fee

For the obtaining of fee based valuations, Auctionata Paddle8 charges the following fee rates:

quantity rates of remuneration
≤ 10 items 119,00 Euro (including VAT) as a lump sum + 59,50 Euro (including VAT) for each 30 minutes of performance
> 10 items 119,00 Euro (including VAT) as a lump sum + 2,38 % (including VAT) of the calculated average value of all items

2. Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs

For the transport of the respective goods to Auctionata Paddle8 shall apply that the client has to bear the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs. If agreed in writing that Auctionata Paddle8 organizes the transport for the client, the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs will be charged and invoiced towards the client.

In the case that after an estimate Auctionata Paddle8 offers the conclusion of a Consignment Agreement to the client and the client rejects the offering shall apply that the client has to bear the return transport costs, too. If agreed in writing that Auctionata Paddle8 organizes the return transport for the client, the Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs will be charged and invoiced towards the client.

Transport- and Transport Insurance Costs are calculated as follows:

a. Transport Costs

The Transport Costs are charged as follows:

Table of fees

b. Transport Insurance Costs

The transport insurance shall cost 2,98% (including VAT) of the ideal estimated value of the respective item.

Valuation Fee (Auctionata Paddle8 doesn’t take possession of the items)

For the obtaining of fee based valuations, Auctionata Paddle8 charges the following fee rate:

15 Euro (including VAT) for each valuation.

D. Payment Default Interest Inhalt auf/zu

A client shall enter into payment default if he has not rendered payment within 10 days after the payment due date an receipt of an invoice; the relevant date is the date that Auctionata Paddle8 receives the payment into its account. Section 286 Paragraph 4 German Civil Code (“BGB”) remains unaffected. In the event of payment default, the fee towards clients who are consumers shall accrue interest during the payment default period in the amount of 5% points above the respectively valid base lending rate (in accordance with the statutory directives published by the German Central Bank). For an entrepreneur, the interest during the payment default period shall be 8% points above the base lending rate. The interest shall be calculated per year and charged to the current account.

A. General Inhalt auf/zu

All Fees for Consignment shall also be contractually stipulated in the Consignment Agreement. In the event of doubt, the Consignor Agreement shall apply.

All fees specified herein apply for private individuals and are gross prices. For entrepreneurs from Germany, the European Community and third countries apply with regard to the charging of turnover tax special provisions, which are stated in the respective Consignment Agreement.

B. Sales Commission Inhalt auf/zu

The Sales Commission to be paid to Auctionata Paddle8 shall be calculated as follows:

a) For Consigned Items sold via the online shop, the Sales Commission shall amount to 23.80% of the estimate for each Consigned Item.

b) For Consigned Items sold at auction, the Seller’s Commission shall amount to 23.80% of the winning bid price.

C. Miscellaneous expenses Inhalt auf/zu

Amounts payable by the Consignor for miscellaneous expenses, such as expenses incurred by Auctionata Paddle8 while visiting the Consignor at the latter's business seat, shall arise only if agreed in writing between Auctionata Paddle8 and the Consignor (e.g. by being defined on the Consignment List or via email).

D. Transport Costs and Transport Insurance Costs Inhalt auf/zu

The Consignor shall bring the Consigned Items to Auctionata Paddle8 at his own risk and expense. The Consignor may in any event commission Auctionata Paddle8 to arrange for insured shipment. In this case, Auctionata Paddle8 charges for shipment and shipment-insurance at the following costs:

a. Transport Costs

Table of fees

b. Transport Insurance Costs

2,98% (including VAT) of the estimate for each Consigned Item.

E. Reimbursement of expenses in case of early termination Inhalt auf/zu

The early termination fee is charged as follows:

a. After conclusion of the contract and before the handover of Consigned Items

11.90% of the estimate for each Consigned Item (not handed over).

b. After conclusion of the contract, before the handover of Consigned Items and during the first sales period

29.75% of the estimate for each Consigned Item.

c. After conclusion of the contract, before the handover of Consigned Items and during the second sales period

4.76 % of the estimate for each Consigned Item.

F. Storage Costs Inhalt auf/zu

The monthly storage costs shall amount to 2.38 % of the estimate for each Consigned Item.

G. Payment Default Interest Inhalt auf/zu

The Consignor is deemed in default if he fails to make payment within 10 days of receipt and falling due of the corresponding invoice, whereby the time at which the money is credited to Auctionata's bank account is deemed determinative. This shall not affect Section 286 paragraph 4 of the German Civil Code (BGB). If the due date of the payment is specified as a calendar date, the customer is deemed to be in default once he has failed to pay by said date; no reminder shall be required. If the customer is in default, the purchase price shall accrue interest during the default period at a rate of 5 percentage points above the currently valid base rate of interest (as set by the German Bundesbank). If the defaulting customer is a business or business person, the penalty interest rate shall amount to 8 percentage points above the base rate of interest.

H. Interest on Cash Advances Inhalt auf/zu

Auctionata may grant a cash advance for Consigned Items up to 20% of the estimate to the Consignor. Starting on the disbursement date, a cash advance shall accrue interest at the rate of 12% per year.

I. Contribution to the Resale Royalty Right Inhalt auf/zu

Due to the legal obligation for the resale royalty according to Sec. 26 German Copyright Law (UrhG) applies, that Auctionata Paddle8 remits the resale royalty because of her membership in the AV Kunst for the Consignor. Through this the Consignor gets relieved from his obligation to pay the resale royalty. Auctionata Paddle8 charges the lump-sum contribution according to the membership in the AV Kunst pro rata as a part of the sales price towards the buyer. Auctionata Paddle8 will hold the charged amounts in escrow and properly remit them to the AV Kunst.

Shipping and delivery costs


For items sold by the Berlin office, the following rules apply:



excl. VAT

Package size and weight Germany * EU *

Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus

Europe **

Albania, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland, Kazakstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican Palace, Republic of Belarus

World **
XSS W 180 x H 120 x D 100 mm
max. 2 kg
€ 20.00 € 35.00 € 95.00 € 105.00
XS W 220 x H 160 x D 150 mm
max. 2 kg
€ 20.00 € 35.00 € 95.00 € 105.00
S W 305 x H 215 x D 220 mm
max. 2 kg
€ 20.00 € 35.00 € 95.00 € 105.00
M W 500 x H 500 x D 500 mm
max. 5 kg
€ 30.00 € 45.00 € 105.00 € 115.00
max. 10 kg € 35.00 € 55.00 € 115.00 € 125.00
max. 20 kg € 40.00 € 60.00 € 120.00 € 135.00
max. 30 kg € 45.00 € 65.00 € 125.00 € 140.00
more than 30 kg and reel packaging € 55.00 € 75.00 € 140.00 € 155.00
L W 780 x H 580 x D 750 mm
max. 5 kg
€ 40.00 € 60.00 € 120.00 € 135.00
max. 10 kg € 45.00 € 65.00 € 125.00 € 140.00
max. 20 kg € 55.00 € 75.00 € 140.00 € 155.00
max. 30 kg € 60.00 € 85.00 € 150.00 € 170.00
more than 30 kg and reel packaging € 75.00 € 100.00 € 165.00 € 190.00
XL W 1180 x H 780 x D 765 mm
max. 5 kg
€ 50.00 € 75.00 € 140.00 € 155.00
max. 10 kg € 55.00 € 80.00 € 145.00 € 160.00
max. 20 kg € 65.00 € 90.00 € 160.00 € 175.00
max. 30 kg € 70.00 € 95.00 € 170.00 € 190.00
more than 30 kg and reel packaging € 80.00 € 110.00 € 185.00 € 210.00
Paintings W 600 x H 450 x D 200 mm € 50.00 € 75.00 € 140.00 € 155.00
W 1000 x H 800 x D 200 mm € 60.00 € 90.00 € 160.00 € 180.00
W 1200 x H 1000 x D 200 mm € 80.00 € 110.00 € 190.00 € 215.00
special formats € 120.00 € 160.00 € 250.00 € 350.00
Furniture max. 1 m € 110.00 € 210.00 € 350.00 € 500.00
max. 2 m € 210.00 € 310.00 € 500.00 € 850.00
more than 2 m € 310.00 € 410.00 € 750.00 € 1,200.00
special formats € 600.00 € 1,100.00 € 2,000.00 € 3,000.00

* Includes all packaging and shipping costs as well as a handling fee of 10€
** Includes all packaging and shipping costs as well as a handling fee of 10€ and customs clearance fee of 50€



For items sold by the New York City office, the following rules apply:


The cost of shipping and packing items is added to your invoice. These vary per order according to the size, weight, value and destination of your delivery. All of our shipments are fully insured. Packing and shipping estimates can be found for each item prior to the sale.

excl. Sales Tax

Package size and weight
New York Tri-State Area

New York, Connecticut, New Jersey

North America

Contiguous United States, Canada and Mexico

European Union,
Alaska, Hawaii,
Puerto Rico

UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus. Also includes Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

All other countries
XSS W 203 x H 127 x D 101 mm
max. 2,3 kg
$ 30.00 $ 50.00 $ 185.00 $ 175.00
XS W 229 x H 178 x D 152 mm
max. 2 kg
$ 45.00 $ 85.00 $ 215.00 $ 175.00
S W 305 x H 215 x D 220
max. 2 kg
$ 45.00 $ 85.00 $ 215.00 $ 175.00
M W 508 x H 508 x D 508 mm
max. 5 kg
$ 70.00 $ 170.00 $ 250.00 $ 295.00
max. 10,4 kg $ 80.00 $ 170.00 $ 250.00 $ 295.00
max. 20 kg $ 90.00 $ 170.00 $ 250.00 $ 295.00
max. 30 kg $ 100.00 $ 235.00 $ 250.00 $ 320.00
more than 30 kg $ 120.00 $ 275.00 $ 300.00 $ 325.00
L W 787 x H 584 x D 762 mm
max. 5 kg
$ 260.00 $ 325.00 $ 350.00 $ 395.00
max. 10,4 kg $ 260.00 $ 325.00 $ 350.00 $ 395.00
max. 20 kg $ 260.00 $ 325.00 $ 350.00 $ 395.00
max. 30 kg $ 260.00 $ 325.00 $ 350.00 $ 395.00
more than 30 kg $ 260.00 $ 375.00 $ 395.00 $ 440.00
XL W 1194 x H 787 x D 787 mm
max. 5 kg
$ 260.00 $ 470.00 $ 895.00 $ 995.00
max. 10,4 kg $ 260.00 $ 470.00 $ 895.00 $ 995.00
max. 20 kg $ 260.00 $ 470.00 $ 895.00 $ 995.00
max. 30 kg $ 260.00 $ 470.00 $ 895.00 $ 995.00
more than 30 kg $ 260.00 $ 495.00 $ 895.00 $ 995.00
Paintings W 610 x H 457 x D 203 mm $ 75.00 $ 170.00 $ 250.00 $ 475.00
W 1016 x H 813 x D 203 mm $ 100.00 $ 225.00 $ 280.00 $ 495.00
W 1219 x H 1016 x D 203 mm $ 165.00 $ 325.00 $ 410.00 $ 600.00
special formats $ 260.00 $ 695.00 $ 795.00 $ 925.00
Furniture max 492 cm³ $ 260.00 $ 495.00 $ 895.00 $ 1,100.00
max. 1639 cm³ $ 350.00 $ 595.00 $ 895.00 $ 1,300.00
max. 3277 cm³ $ 495.00 $ 695.00 $ 985.00 $ 1,500.00
special formats $ 695.00 $ 1,500.00 $ 2,536.00 $ 3,803.00