Buy or Bid

buy or bid

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In our BUY or BID sale, you never pay more than the Buy price, and you can place bids at any price you think is right and fair.

The next monthly 'Buy or Bid' sale is September 13-20, 2022. [The agenda for 2022-2023)

See our FAQ and Answers section for further explanation.  A seller's FAQ section is here.

After the closing
In the My Bid-or-Buy Watch List, you can see all winning and losing bids. For items that have received bids below the BidAsk Spread, our sellers have two hours on whether to accept such bids. The buyer has 24 hours to add these items to his invoice.

The invoice is ready 2 hours after the closing of the sale.

Certificate of authenticityWe warranty the authenticity of each lot offered in our catalog. There is no time limitation to this guarantee.
- All items are carefully and personally examined before being packed "in-house" and shipped by DHL or registered mail.
- We do not sell reproductions.
- Defects in lots have been carefully noted.
- If no remarks are found regarding, splits, tears, discoloration, etc; this means there are none to be found for the item!.
- Color is by hand, and we specify if the item is in "original colors" or "colored"
- A certificate of authenticity is provided for each acquired item and can be downloaded from your invoice page.
- Go to invoice and certificate center

The buyers' terms and conditions are here. (Nederlandse versie)

I hope you will enjoy our new sales format.  Please feel free to contact us if you have suggestions, concerns, or questions.

Pierre W.A. Joppen

Paulus Swaen Europe b.v.
Pieter Lastmankade 2, 1075 KJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)20 2255198
Pierre Joppen, mobile +31 (0)6 27839704
Roland Boelen, mobile +31 (0)6 51384297
email : contact us

Paulus Swaen Old Maps
901 North Hercules Avenue, Suite A
Clearwater, Florida 33765
email :
Tel. + 1 (727) 498 4733

What is "BidAsk spread"

The "BidAsk Spread" is used to define the gap between the (minimum accepted) Bid and the Ask (buy) prices of the items. A format successfully used on the stock exchange.

Client center
In the client center, you are able to see your contact detail, history with purchased items and down load certificates.
Consignor Center

In the consignor center, you can find links to add items to the Buy or Bid sale, see your sales records, get additional information on how to photograph your maps and prints, and much more.

FAQ & Answers

Do you need some help navigating our website? The most commonly asked questions and answers are to be found here. Please select a topic from the drop down menu.