Buying at Huutokauppa Ekman


Bidding in person

To bid in person, you will need to register and to collect a numbered paddle before the auction begins.

Order bids

If you are unable to attend the auction in person, we will be happy to execute written bids on your behalf. To place a written bid, please contact any member of our staff in person or by telephone or by email. When we execute an absentee bid on your behalf, the lot will always be bought for the lowest increment that exceeds all competing bids and which meets or exceeds the reserve price. In the event of identical bids, the earliest received will take precedence. Our representative will relay your bids to the auctioneer.

Telephone bids

You may also place your bid by phone. In this case, the customer automatically agrees to bid the item for at least 100 eur. (+ prov. and VAT). We must receive your eventual commission to attend bidding by telephone no later than by 6p.m. on the preceding day of the auction. We are not able to accept telephone registrations after this time. Since we can accept only a limited number of telephone bids, bidders are selected in order of registration. If you wish to participate in auction by telephone, please contact our staff by phone or by email.

Buyer’s premium and value added tax

The buyer shall pay a buyer’s premium of 20%(included 24 % VAT) of the hammer price.

Droit de suite

Droit de suite will be added to the hammer price for the certain objects of art. The fee is 5% of the hammer price, on which the 10% VAT is added.

Payment and Collection

Payment shall be made and the purchased items collected within three (3) days from the auction. We accept cash, debit card or bank transfers. If payment was done through a bank transfer, a receipt of the transaction should be delivered to Huutokauppa Ekman.

In case of nonpayment, Huutokauppa Ekman may:

– stay in agreement and demand for payment
– charge a late fee of 11.5%
– cancel the purchase, and keep or resell the items

Items can only be collected or shipped once payment has been made. Please note that shipping has to be requested and paid for separate from the bought items.

If items are not collected within an agreed time frame, the buyer may be charged storage fees of 10€/week.

Selling at Huutokauppa Ekman


You can get your items evaluated on our premises or from a photograph. Home visits can also be arranged for valuating your movable property. A contract will be made for the commission and initial prices for items are set.


We accept auction items continuously. For the item to be sold in a specific auction, it must be delivered at the auction house 7 days prior to the upcoming auction.

Seller’s commission

Huutokauppa Ekman commission is 20% of the hammer price. (included 24% VAT). Shortly after the sale, you will receive a listing of the final hammer price for each item you consigned. The payment will be made to the sellers account within two weeks of the auction.