Seller’s Commission

Dorotheum charges a seller’s commission, which is a variable percentage of the highest bid. A fee will be added to cover printing costs for the entry in the catalogue.

Tariff of charges for auction sales (pdf)

To find out more about the subject, please refer to the Dorotheum’s Conditions of Sale.

Excerpt from the Dorotheum’s Tariff of Charges for Auction Sales

for items subject to margin tax:
up to a hammer price of € 3,000.– 18.34% of the hammer price for each lot
above that 12,5% of the hammer price for each lot
from a hammer price of € 10,000.– 8% of the hammer price for each lot
plus VAT from the seller’s premium
but in any case for each lot at least: generally € 35,–
for stamps, books and coins € 15,–
for items subject to full taxation:
up to a hammer price of € 3,000.– 22% of the hammer price for each lot
above that 15% of the hammer price for each lot
from a hammer price of € 10,000.– 9.6% of the hammer price for each lot
but in any case for each lot at least: generally € 35,–
for stamps, books and coins € 15,–

Detailed information on fees may be obtained from the International Client Service.

After Your Consignment Has Sold

If we accept your consignment for auction, we will issue a receipt which must be presented after the sale of the item to acquire the proceeds. These will then be remitted into your account. If agreed upon prior to auction, Dorotheum will also issue you an advance on the projected proceeds of your sale.