Valuation

We value your art!

The steps to a successful sale with VAN HAM Fine Art Auctioneers

1. Object valuation

Take advantage of our non-binding, confidential and free appraisal service. Our experts will examine your works and contact you as soon as possible.

2. Academic research

Your works will be professionally photographed and academically researched by our experts.

 

3. The Auction

Our 30 annual auctions are marketed worldwide to achieve the best results for your works.

4. Payment

After the successful auction and the payment from the buyer we transfer your money to you.

 

Selling your collection

Do you have a larger collection, would you like a full estate valuation, or would you like the experts to visit you? Then send our experts all relevant information and images of the works by e-mail or contact us by telephone and we will discuss everything else with you personally.

To the experts

 

 

Questions about cosigning

Do you have any further questions regarding the procedure of your consignment at VAN HAM art auctions? Then take a look at our FAQ. It will answer the most important and frequently asked questions for you.

At VAN HAM

The objects are valued at VAN HAM or visit you at home in case of extensive collections. Please make an appointment with our experts.

Photographs via e-mail

Every day we are happy about the photos that reach us to rate works of art, because "a picture is worth a thousand words". To enable us to judge your works of art correctly, please note to send us the following information and photos of your objects in appropriate quality:

- Front and back in their entirety 
- Detail shots of: Signatures, titles, descriptions, labels, damages, etc.
- additional information: receipts, provenance or exhibition history

Please make sure that your personal details are complete: Name, telephone number, e-mail address and contact person. We ask for your understanding that we can only assign and answer your inquiry if your contact data is complete.

Photographs by post

Every day we are happy about the photos that reach us to rate works of art, because "a picture is worth a thousand words". To enable us to judge your works of art correctly, please note to send us the following information and photos of your objects in appropriate quality:

- Front and back in their entirety 
- Detail shots of: Signatures, titles, descriptions, labels, damages, etc.
- additional information: receipts, provenance or exhibition history

Please make sure that your personal details are complete: Name, telephone number, e-mail address and contact person. We ask for your understanding that we can only assign and answer your inquiry if your contact data is complete.

VAN HAM Fine Art Auctioneers
Hitzelerstr. 2
50968 Cologne
Germany

Not suitable for auction

In the following we have created an overview of objects for you, which are NOT suitable for a sale through our house. We kindly ask you to refrain from sending us inquiries about the following objects:

 

Decorative Arts

- Simple household contents

- Period furniture and simple furniture made of oak and softwood

- Utility glass

- Excavations

- Musical Instruments

- Toys

 

Jewelry

- Gold or silver plated objects

- Synthetic stones/imitations

- Trinket

- Watches of unknown manufacturer

 

Asian Art

- Netsuke after 1920

- Paintings of unknown painters

- Copies and reproductions

 

Fine Art

- Icons

- Copies after famous paintings (created from the 19th century onwards)

- Style paintings (created from the 1940s onwards)

- Family portraits

- African, Asian, South American or Australian paintings

- Folk art

- Cult objects (e.g. Oberammergau carving)

- Reproductions

- Nazi cult

 

Modern and Contemporary Art

- Modern sculptures without foundry stamp and signature

- Unsigned graphics

- Posters & Posters

- Reproductions

- Souvenirs/Tourist Art