Picking out that one masterpiece that everyone just walks past. That’s where I get my kicks!
Simon Breider was always on the lookout at thrift shops, antique markets and fairs. Before he started working as an auctioneer at Catawiki, he spent 25 years using his sharp eye to make a living, looking for that one masterpiece that others just walked past. And he did well. He often sold on objects at a profit, sometimes for ten times the price. Playing the market like that shows a real understanding. He has come across tens of thousands of objects, which gives him a lot of experience. Yet Simon believes that there is still more to learn. As an auctioneer, he is quick to consult one of his specialist books which measure a full seven metres on his bookshelves. Or to consult experts who are happy to advise him on the more exotic items that Catawiki comes across. He is happy to use all that knowledge for his Asian lots, which involve a wide variety of objects, often from the most diverse materials and eras. Simon hopes to auction more Venetian glass for the glass auction: “Top pieces from the 1950s by Dino Martens or Paolo Venini would be wonderful additions to the lovely lots that can now be found at Catawiki.”
Ends Thursday from 20:00 CET onwards
Visit the auction
1. Seller registration
Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.
2. Submit items
Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.
3. The thrill of auction
Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!
4. Make money safely
You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.
Welcome back! Whilst you were away we added the functionality to view auctions and bid in pounds.