Special objects, selected by experts

Catawiki is the leading online auction marketplace to buy and sell special objects. Over 75,000 objects are offered in auction every week - each reviewed and selected by our in-house experts.

How to buy on Catawiki

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1. Discover something special
Browse through thousands of special objects selected by experts. View the photos, details and estimated value of each special object.

Every week you’ll find new auctions across all of our categories.
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2. Place the top bid
Find something you love and place the top bid. You can follow the auction to the end or let our system do the bidding for you. All you have to do is set a bid for the maximum amount you want to pay.

Then sit back and enjoy the thrill of an auction.
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3. Make a secure payment

Pay for your special object and we’ll keep your payment secure until it arrives safe and sound. We use a trusted payment system to handle all transactions.

Once you have your object, all you need to do is find the perfect place for it.

Catawiki's Buyer Protection

At Catawiki, trust is the single most important thing we work on every day. Catawiki's Buyer Protection guarantees that your payment is safe, objects are quality checked by experts, and all sellers are verified.
Get to know our experts
Hundreds of in-house experts virtually review and select only the best objects to auction. With extensive experience and knowledge in their fields, they are committed to our high quality standards so you can discover special objects for every passion.

If you have questions, we've got answers

All objects have a detailed description and images to help you understand what you’d receive.  

If you notice any information missing from the description or have specific questions about an object, you can contact us. One of our experts or support specialists will assist you. 

Please be aware that we may not be able to provide an answer before the auction ends. In this situation, we advise that if you want to place a bid, to do so based on the information you have at that moment. 

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The auction fee is a flat fee of 9% of the winning bid and includes any applicable VAT (value-added tax). The auction fee still applies even if you’re exempt from VAT.

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We’ll notify you as soon as the seller ships your object. You can also track your object in your order details page. If you can’t find the tracking info or it’s taking longer than the estimated shipping time, we encourage you to message the seller directly. 

Sellers calculate shipping costs when they submit an object for auction. These costs vary depending on the shipping company the seller uses, shipping method (registered, insured, parcel post, etc.), packing and handling, and any applicable fees. If you are in a different country than the seller, this might also include customs fees. If you have questions about specific shipping costs, you can reach out to the seller directly.

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To keep bidding on Catawiki fair for everyone, you can’t cancel or withdraw a bid. Each bid is binding unless you are outbid. 

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To help us maintain our strict quality standards, we charge a Buyer Protection fee on every Catawiki purchase. The fee is 9% of the final bid amount plus €3 and includes any applicable VAT. The fee also applies if you're exempt from VAT. 

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We operate in 60 countries and speak 17 languages, so you’ll always feel at home with us. Our dedicated account managers, experts and customer support specialists are always ready to answer your questions.