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How to buy?

Buying at an auction is often an exciting way to obtain stamps or coins. It is quite a simple procedure and below you will find more information.
Our richly illustrated catalogues are published 4 weeks before the auction. The stamp catalogue is in full-colour. These can be obtained on request by paying €15 for the stamp catalogue and €12 for the coin catalogue. The catalogues can also be viewed via our website WWW.NPV.NL. Here you will find all the information regarding the forthcoming auction as well as full-colour photographs. Collectors often use our catalogues as reference material.

Viewing days

All lots intended for auction can be viewed on specified viewing days during the week preceding the auction. Our specialists will be present to offer advice. Viewing days are open to the public.

The bidding

You can attend the auction in person. Before entering you complete a bidder registration form and receive a number enabling you to bid.
Written bids: If you cannot attend the auction in person you may opt for a written bid. Specify your maximum bid and send or fax it to us. We will act on your behalf. Please send in your bids on time!
More expensive lots can be bid for over the telephone. For more information please contact our office.

Going once, going twice, sold

When your bid is successful, the price you have to pay is the hammer price plus the commission and ‘table money'. You can get your purchases after payment. This is sometimes possible within 5 minutes - you do not necessarily have to wait till the end of the auction.  Absentee bidders will be notified of the results as soon as possible, and their purchases can, after payment be sent or taken away.  Means of payment: cash payments only. We do not accept credit cards.

Why not visit us and see how easy it is to buy at auction

New clients who want to make a bid has to make a new account, our known clients can ask for a password with their clientnumber or e-mail adress

Send your bids well in advance.  Bids which arrive up to 24 hours before the auction will be handled. Should there be two or more identical bids, the first one received by us will take precedence.

Bidding increments

till €100.- with €5.-  and with around 10% above €100.-

Bids that do not correspond to the bid increases will be rounded off to a lower figure and enjoy no priority above an equal bid, unless received earlier.

Your bids will be treated by us with the utmost care and discretion.  De Nederlandsche Postzegel- en Muntenveiling B.V. does not accept responsibility for any mistakes made by either party.

Bids less than 80% of the reserve will not be accepted.