Hammer auctions


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

On our hammer auctions the right of return does not apply regardless of whether the bid is placed 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 Auktioner then automatically places your bid on your behalf for this amount.

Bid online

You can bid online during the auction. Simply log in with your customer number or registered email address and password. The login link for auctions is at the top right of the screen.

You submit your 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 Auktioner 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 makes the last and highest bid when the auction hammer falls.

The auctioneer

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

Information to our customers

Unfortunately, we can no longer offer live streaming with audio and video on our hammer auctions. Bidding online during the auction works just as before.