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Catawiki auctions are supervised by professional auctioneers and attract millions of potential bidders from around the world.

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About Catawiki's curio auction

Between the 1660’s and 1840’s, wealthy European men and women undertook what has become known as the “Grand Tour” - an educational or leisure trip through Europe and beyond. On their journey, participants on the grand tour began to collect various items and objects, giving rise to huge and impressive collections, containing architectural and decorative items from Europe; religious and ceremonial objects from distant lands; rare books and exoctic objects. Today, flea-markets or curiosity shops house specialist, unusual and intriguing items, popular with collectors who prefer to acquire objects in this way, rather than focusing on a specific specialism or area of interest.

Catawiki’s Curio auctions feature a diverse and eclectic range of curious objects from around the world. Noteworthy lots to have sold in Catawiki’s curio auctions include a 20th century Nain carpet, which sold for £3,369 and a Guillotine, circa 1793, which sold for £6,413. Whether you have a Copper diving helmet, a multi-coloured glass Chihuahua or a beautiful Tiffany lamp, Catawiki’s curio auctions are the perfect place to sell your unusual curiosities and special objects. Our expert auctioneers supervise our auctions, while our notary officials work to guarantee the validity of bids placed. Once your item has sold, our secure payment system provides peace of mind for sellers and buyers alike.

Catawiki’s curio auctions are the best place to sell your unusual and special objects - start selling today!

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 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. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. 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.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Auctioneer supervision

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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