Buying from us
Our main auctions normally take place twice a year. We hold one Greek & Cypriot art sale in spring and another in winter. Our specific auction dates are announced online approximately a month before the auction.
We strongly suggest that you register to receive our newsletter where you will be notified of any future auction or event and to also receive details and an invitation to our viewing reception.
Catalogues of our current auctions are made available for you to view online, approximately one month before each auction. A PDF version of the catalogue will also be available if you wish to download it.
Printed catalogues are made available for you during all of our pre-auction viewing events and during the evening of the auction.
Past auction catalogues and results are also available to view online and in PDF format for downloading.
Lots featured in any of our forthcoming auctions are made available for a closer examination in person during our viewing events which normally take place sometime before the auction.
Our current auction viewing venues, dates and times will be displayed on our website and will also be advised by newsletter to everyone that has registered in our mailing list.
You can bid in person by attending the auction where you will be issued with a paddle number to enable you to bid on your chosen lots. You can also bid any time before the auction by visiting our Nicosia saleroom to register your bids.
If you are unable to attend the auction in person then let us bid on your behalf.
You can submit a confidential absentee bid from each particular lot’s details page of our current auction indicating your maximum bid in euro, excluding the buyer’s premium and any applicable taxes. Our staff will then execute the bid on your behalf. Taking into account the reserve price and other bidders, we will always try to secure the item for you at the lowest price within your maximum bidding limit.
If you cannot be present at the auction then as an alternative to placing an absentee bid you can request to bid by telephone.
A member of staff will telephone you during the auction and bid live on your behalf according to your instructions.
Cypria Auctions offers an online bidding service via Invaluable.com for bidders who are unable to attend the sale.
Please note that we offer “BUYER’S PREMIUM PARITY” which means that you pay what the floor pays. You will not be charged any additional commission for online bidding through “Invaluable”.
Successful bidders can pay immediately after the sale, the next day or thereafter.
Payment is due within 7 days after the auction.
A commission of 18% plus VAT is added to the hammer price.
VAT (Value Added Tax) currently at 19% is only applicable on the buyer’s premium but not on the hammer price
Artist’s Resale Rights: On lots sold up to €50 000 4% is added to the price of the final bid, which is the artist’s resale right applicable if the artist is alive or has died in the last 70 years. (For lots sold above €50 000 the Artist’s Resale Right is reduced to 3%)
Payment can be made in any of the following ways:
- Bank transfer – We will provide you with our bank account details
- Debit card – There is no additional charge for paying with your debit card. However debit cards drawn on an overseas bank (non-Cypriot bank) will be subject to a 2% surcharge
- Credit card – Payments by credit card will be subject to a 3% surcharge
- Cheque – Payment by cheque is also possible. Items paid for by cheque can only be collected once the funds have been cleared. Please allow at least 7 days for funds to clear
Please note that we may not accept payment by cheques, debit or credit cards belonging to third parties.
Collection & shipping
Collection in person
After the sale, once your account has been settled, all lots can be collected from the Cypria Auctions premises in Nicosia.
The buyer should collect all purchased lots within 7 days from the date of the auction.
Packing and shipping
We are happy to arrange for packing and shipping of your purchased lots and can provide you with a quote upon request or you can use your own carrier.
We are not professional packers or shippers but do our utmost to pack items in a correct way which will ensure items arrive safely. However, Cypria Auctions will not be held responsible for making a claim in case of damage, loss or late delivery.