Selling through Paulus Swaen auction

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Do you have quality antique maps, old master prints, or posters in your collection? :
Not sure who to sell to and where to go to get the best price?

We have been in business for more than 42 years. Among our clients are collectors, museums, and dealers from around the world who are constantly looking for fine-quality merchandise.
With Real-Time Bidding, collectors can participate in the auction from anywhere in the world, bid, and make purchases easily and quickly from their computers.

We will gladly consider any collectible maps, atlases, prints, posters, or Medieval manuscripts for consignment to a future sale or direct purchase. The minimum value per item has to be  € 200 / $ 250.
In order to properly evaluate your antique map, we need to know as much information as possible.
We suggest that you provide us with a description and picture of the item or send us an email with a picture to info@swaen.com
Do not ship materials to us without having contacted us beforehand.

Founder and current owner Pierre Joppen, with 42 years of map dealing experience. Roland Boelen who is our Amsterdam-based manager and Ian Williams from the UK who has 30 years of map cataloging experience are happy in selling your maps and prints. Contact Us

Next auction:
The following dates are reserved in 2021 and 2022.

The advantages we offer:
* People from around the world can see a zoomable high-resolution image of each item in full color from the comfort of their own homes.
* Sellers can set a minimum - starting or reserve price - below which their item will not be sold.
* We have been in the map business for 40 years and among our clients are collectors, museums, and dealers around the world who are constantly looking for fine quality merchandise.
* We advertise in magazines like IMCoS Journal, Caertthresoor, B.I.M.C.C.  Fine Books and collections
* The items do not suffer from the wear and tear of being handled by hundreds of people during viewing days.
* You are able to submit auction item descriptions online.
* With one click you are able to re-list unsold items in the next auction.
* If an item does not sell there are no costs.
* On your "Consignor Center"Consignor center you can track online the received bids of your auction items.
* You will get paid 30 days after the closing of the auction. Sales may be offset against acquisitions.
* Illustration of your item is FREE. We use image software, making it possible to show our customers even the finest detail even at a low internet connection. We use the highest resolution images in the online auction industry.
* The deadline for receipt of materials is two weeks in advance of the scheduled auction closing date.

We can assist you with your inquiries in English, French, German and Dutch.
Do not ship materials to us without having contacted us beforehand.

Conditions
The seller's commission for a private seller or EU company in the margin scheme is for:
- Lot value up to € 10,000 - 18% (including 21% VAT) of the hammer price.
- For electronically consigned items we charge for a lot of a value up to € 10,000 - 14% (including 21% VAT)
- Lot value € 10,001 up - 8% (including 21% VAT) of hammer price.
- There is a minimum fee of $15.00 per lot.
- The minimum individual lot value is € 200 euros or $ 250.
- Commission is only due when the lot sells.
- The seller's commission for an EU company not using the margin scheme or sellers from outside de EU are shown in the complete terms and conditions for selling in the auction.
- Sellers can set a minimum reserve price - below which their item will not be sold. 
- A reserve price can be adjusted up to 24 hours before the auction closes.
- You will get paid within 30 days after the closing of the auction by euro wire or PayPal. A US$ bank transfer is subject to a nominal $25 fee.
Please read the complete terms and conditions for selling in the auction.

Free appraisal
We provide a free appraisal if you are considering selling one of your maps, please send us a picture and description of any item that you are considering consigning.
Whether you have a single valuable piece or a major collection, please contact us now:  We can assist you with your inquiries in English, French, German and Dutch.
Do not ship materials to us without having contacted us beforehand.

How to submit item descriptions
There are several ways you can submit item descriptions:
1./ Adding items one by one using a submission form. Click here for info about successfully listing your items.
2./ For those who already have their item descriptions stored in a database we can likely import them from your CSV export file.
Read more about listing your items in our auctions.

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Consignors are paid within 30 days of the sale.
The consignor statements include a listing for each sold item; the amount it sold for, the amount of the commission, and the amount of the net amount after commission and appliable import duty and VAT.
US bank transfers can be done at a nominal $ 50 bank cost. Euro wires are free of charge and exchange is done at “inter-bank” rates.

Paulus Swaen Europe b.v.
Online auction & gallery
Pieter Lastmankade 2, 1075 KJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)20 2255198
Pierre Joppen - mobile +31 (06) 27839704
Roland Boelen  -  mobile +31 (0)6 5138497
email : paulus@swaen.com

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Paulus Swaen Inc
Online gallery
Pierre Joppen
901 North Hercules Avenue, Suite A
Clearwater, Florida 33765, USA
Tel. +1 727 687 3298
email : paulus@swaen.com

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