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For Buyers & Sellers

Buying at hammer auctions

There are four ways to bid at Bukowskis:

In person - Once registred for a paddle you are welcome to bid in the salesroom. The auctioneer will announce the bids. If the object and price is right, raise the paddle. Continue until you are the only bidder remaining. The auctioneer will then bring down the gavel and you are the winner!

Online bidding - To bid in real-time online is not only easy and convenient, it has become very popular among our clients. Bid from where ever you are, but make sure to register for an account in advance.

By telephone - If you prefer to bid by phone, we will call you from the salesroom and bid on your behalf. To apply for telephone bidding (prior to 8 PM CET the day before the lot is hammered), please download the form below, fill in and fax (+46 (0)8 611 46 74) or mail ( it to us along with a copy of valid identification. For Finland print this form and mail along with a copy of valid identification.

Phone bidding form

Absentee bid - If your are unable to attend the auction, simply place an absentee bid at least 1 hour before the sale and we will bid on the item for you. It is easy. Just submit your maximum bid online. You can also complete the form in your sale catalogue or download a form below, fill in and fax it to client service. To find out the result, view auction results online in real-time or contact our Client Service.

Absentee bid form

Please note: To submit a bid exceeding 3 million SEK, we may require a special approval based on bank reference. Please send an email to in order to be approved for bidding on this level.