NOTES ON THE RUNNING OF THE AUCTION

  1. The auction catalogue serves a an entry ticket to the auction room.

  2. Bidders must complete and sign the registration form at the entrance and provide personal identification upon which they will be issued with a bidder number. Without a bidder number it is not possible to submit valid bids at auction.
    Internet: Prospective customers should register either by using their client number and their address or by providing us with their credit card data and their address. You will then be requested to choose a user name and a password. Valid Registration is prerequisite to making a bid at auction.

  3. Prospective Buyers who cannot personally attend an auction are welcome to enter written bids by completing the commission bid form at the end of the catalogue and submitting the form no later than 2 days prior to auction or alternatively appoint a proxy to bid on their behalf. In this case, express written permission to bid on behalf of the Buyer will be necessary.
    Internet: bidding for items ensues directly in the catalogue online. Please follow the detailed instructions accordingly. Should you have any questions, please do no hesitate to contact us at +49-8052-9129.

  4. Bidding for items (lots) will always commence at the opening price as stated in the catalogue or as in the addendum that is issued on the day of the sale. The opening price is fixed at a level well below the current trade price.

    Explanation of catalogue descriptions:

Explanation of catalogue descriptions


  1. Lots will be auctioned according to their estimated value within the following price increments:

BID PRICE

PRICE INCREMENTS

   

up to

EUR

499

EUR

500

to

EUR

999

EUR

1000

to

EUR

1999

   

above

EUR

2000

EUR

10

EUR

20

EUR

50

EUR

100

  1. Bidders are kindly asked to make their bid in a definitive manner by holding up their bidder number so that the auctioneer can register the bid. Other forms of hand signals will not be accepted.
    Internet: Irrespective of the highest current bid, you can decide at any time over the maximum amount of your bid.

  2. The hammer strike will be given to the highest bidder after calling out a Lot 3 times at the price increment above the highest bid.
    Internet: The lot will be awarded to the highest bidder at the end of the auction.

  3. Bidder Numbers are to be returned to the auctioneer at the end of the auction.

  4. Buyers interested in unsold lots can purchase the same during the following 7 days after auction at the stated minimum price in the catalogue. The same conditions of sale as in auction also apply here.

  5. The following guide to bottle sizes and abbreviations applies throughout the catalogue:

BOTTLE SIZES AND ABBREVIATIONS

0,375 l

 

half Bottle

0,75 l

 

normal Bottle

1,50 l

 

Magnum

2,25 l

 

Marie-Jeanne

3,00 l

 

Double Magnum

4,50 l

 

Jeroboam (till 1978)

5,00 l

 

Jeroboam

6,00 l

 

Imperiale

HK

 

Wood case

OC

 

Original Carton

OHK

 

Original wood case

     


BORDEAUX-BOTTLE
   

BORDEAUX-BOTTLES

hf

   

high fill: normal fill. Level of young wines. Exceptionally good for wines over 10 years old.

in

 

into neck: Perfect for wines of any age. Outstandingly good for a wine of 10 years in bottle or longer.

ts

 

top-shoulder: Normal for Wines which are 15 years or older.

hs

 

high-shoulder: Natural dwindling, normally absolutely harmless. Acceptable for any wine over 20 years old. Exceptional for wines of 50 years or older.

ms

 

mid-shoulder: Mostly a sign of an aging cork, therefore a lower estimated value. Calculable risk. Not unusual for wines between 30 and 40 years of age.

lms

 

lower-mid-shoulder: The risk is acceptable. Wines have a  lower estimated value.

ls

 

low-shoulder: Risky purchase. Only acceptable for very rare or well sought-after wines. Lowest estimated value.


BURGUNDY-, CHAMPAGNE- OR SIMILAR SHAPED BOTTLES
   

BURGUNDY-, CHAMPAGNE- OR SIMILAR SHAPED BOTTLES

Owing to the slope of the shoulder it is impractical to describe levels as mid-shoulder, etc. Wherever appropriate the level between the cork and the wine will be measured and catalogued in centimetres.

The condition and drinkability of burgundy is less affected by ullage than its equivalent from Bordeaux. For example, a 5 to 7 cm. ullage in a 50-year-old burgundy can be considered normal, indeed good, 3.5 to 4 cm. excellent for the age. Even 7 cm. is rarely a risk.

IMPORTANT!

We wish you every success and hope that you enjoy the auction!