how to sell
ArtBlue will be pleased to provide you with a preliminary auction estimate for your fine art or art objects subject to them being suitable for inclusion in one of our auctions.
To obtain an initial valuation please use our online valuation form. This is our preferred method. Alternatively you may contact us by emailing our Nicosia head office or our Athens or London representatives with details and images of your items.
- Estimates provided before any first hand inspection are provisional and subject to revision once examined by one of our specialists
- Our valuation form is a single item valuation. If you have more than one item that you would like to propose for inclusion in one of our auctions please use a separate online valuation form for each item
- If we feel that any of your items fail to fulfil the criteria needed to be included in one of our auctions we will advise you so but we will not be providing you with an estimated value
Start by completing the online valuation form.
You must be logged in to submit an item for valuation.
Once you have contacted us for an initial valuation and we find your item suitable to be included in our auction we will then need to examine it in person.
If you reside in Cyprus, Greece (Athens area) or United Kingdom (London area) it should be possible to arrange for one of our specialists to examine your items in person at either your premises or at our premises. (The alternative of course would be to make shipping arrangements to ship your items to us, at your own expense, even though this can be costly. If you do plan to do so please contact us before making any shipping arrangements)
Once our specialist has examined your item and you are happy with their final valuation, the seller’s agreement will then need to be completed in order to submit your item to auction.
If you are based in Greece (Athens area) and your item has been accepted to be included in our auction we will in most cases be able to arrange the shipping to our auction venue in Cyprus free of charge to you.
If you are based in United Kingdom and your item has been accepted to be included in our auction you will need to make your own arrangements to ship it over to our Athens representative.
seller commissions and charges
Our standard seller’s commission rate for items sold up to 10,000 Euro is 15% plus VAT on the hammer price. Over 10,000 Euro our commission is 10% plus VAT per item.
after the auction
After the auction, you will receive notification from ArtBlue detailing the price achieved for your items or items.
In the event that an item remains unsold it will then be automatically offered in our “after-sale” for a period of 30 days after the auction. If you decide that you do not wish for your item to be offered in our “after-sale” we politely request that you let us know so in advance. Your item will be offered to interested buyers at its reserve price. If an offer is made that is below the item’s reserve price we will advise you and it will then be up to you to accept or not accept such an offer.
Results will be uploaded to our website within a few days after the sale.
Alternatively you can contact our Nicosia office by telephone to be advised of results.
Provided payment has been received by the buyer, settlement of the net amount due to you (the hammer price less the sellers commission and any other charges) will take place latest 30 days after the auction.
For more information about selling through ArtBlue please see our terms & conditions