Hammer auctions


Our hammer auctions are physical auctions that are held at our auction room at Biblioteksgatan 5 in Stockholm. You can bid online or bid in the auction room during these auctions. You may also submit absentee bids.

The right of return does not apply for hammer auctions regardless of whether a bid is made in our auction room or online.

Absentee bids

You may submit absentee bids for any item via Customer Services or our website until the time an auction starts. You indicate your maximum bid, which is the maximum amount you are willing to pay for a given lot. Kaplans then automatically places your bid on your behalf for this amount.

Bid online

You can bid online during any of our auctions. Simply log in with your customer number or registered email address and password. You’ll find the login link for auctions at the top right of this screen.

You submit a bid by clicking on the "Place bid" button. Your bid is made immediately and in accordance with our bidding intervals. All bids made at our auctions are binding.

Kaplans cannot guarantee that all bids are received at auction. On our hammer auctions the right of return does not apply.

Bidding in our auction room

To bid in our auction room during a hammer auction, you need an auction paddle that you obtain from Customer Services either prior to or during an auction.

You bid by raising your voice or with a clear signal or gesture.

Your bid is binding until another bidder makes a higher bid. The buyer is the bidder who has made the last and highest bid when the auction hammer falls.

If two bidders make a bid of the same value, or in the event of confusing arising between two bidders, the auctioneer determines which bid applies. The auctioneer also determines whether bidding should resume due to uncertainty surrounding the bidding process.


We offer live streaming with audio and video on our hammer auctions. To see our live stream, you need a computer and a later version of Edge, Chrome or Firefox.

Contact us

If you have questions or comments relating to our auctions, please do not hesitate to contact us.