Kunst-Auktionshaus WENDL, Rudolstadt in Thüringen


How to bid

There are several convenient and secure methods to bid on our auctions

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Bid in person

Buying at an auction is always exciting ‒ we welcome you to a thrilling adventure on-site.

Bidders may only participate after registration at our office. Please return your bidding-number whenever you are finished bidding. Note: A deposit of 5,– € is required for the bidding number at the cash desk. 

Online Live-Bidding

Take part in our auctions – from anywhere

On the days of the auction you may bid online simultaneously. An additional fee of 3% (Lot-tissimo,The Saleroom) or 5% (Invaluable) + VAT applies, which we pass on to those enterprises. It is strongly recommended to register 24 hours in advance of the auction at the latest, otherwise on time-activation cannot be guaranteed. Note: You need to re-register whenever an auction takes place to participate! As soon as your registration has been approved the system automatically assigns a bidding number. You may check your status by logging in to your account on our website using the link „Live“. Please be aware that Live-Bidding will not be activated until the day of the auction. Visitors may watch the auction by using the visitor access – no registration is required.


Absentee Bids

placed through bidding form, post, fax, e-mail or contact form must be received at least 24 hours prior to the auction. As registered client you may also bid for the desired lot through our online catalogue. Using this method you shall see if the lot has been awarded to your account immediately after the auction has been completed. 

Note: The lot numbers stated by you are binding, we do not consider any additional notes and information. Even though we are eager to provide any information as accurate as possible, discrepancies between catalogue text and catalogue image may occur. In that case the catalogue text is significant. 

We keep your data and bids confidential at any time. We do not provide information on submitted bids. Other than that we will bit on your behalf to purchase the item at the lowest bid not exceeding your specified maximum. While we are pleased to offer absentee bids as a service and take great care in their commission, we will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. 

Bidding Form


Telephone Bids

require a reserve price of at least 240,–€ and have to be placed 24 h in advance of the auction at the latest. A member of our team will contact you by telephone prior the item is offered. Note: Once you registered for telephone bidding, you automatically placed your bid on the reserve price of the desired lot, even if we may not be successful in contacting you! You may leave a „Back Up Bid“ amount which is only used if the phone connection is lost or if we were unable to reach you. While we are pleased to offer telephone bidding as a service and take great care in their commission, we will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

Don’t forget to update your telephone number!