Galartis organizes two types of auctions: the catalogued auctions and uncatalogued auctions. Among catalogued auctions, there are auctions with specific themes which places the valued objects in an appropriate context.
The classical auction offers classical and style furniture, contemporary auction according to the buyers taste and frequency.
The purpose of these auctions is to gather quality items and well selected objects in order to create the appropriate environment which will have a strong impact on the result.
One may also note the in house auction which allows to sell the entire furniture of a property insitu.
The stock sale has about 500 lots for all budgets and all public. Antiques lovers or professionals can hunt for antiques there, find their treasure or simply satisfy their curiosity. Galartis is characterized by the fact that auctions are organized in different places: The auction Hotel of Crissier, some ski resorts (Crans-Montana and Verbier), the Lausanne Palace, etc. All auctions are preceded by a three or four day long exhibition, except for the uncatalogued auction for which the exhibition takes place on one day. The auctions are usually held during week-ends. They are public and the entrance is free.To be able to bid simply register on site free of charge. The bidder is given a plate number which will allow him to bid anonymously. It is also possible to bid through a purchase order in writing or by telephone, as well as live through “Invaluable” or “Lot-tissimo”.
For the seller
As soon as an object is deposited, a consignment contract assigned and an estimate is established immediately or later. Once the decision to auction is made, Galartis places the objects according to auction opportunities to highlight them. Subsequently the seller receives the relevant auction catalogue. Galartis remains in permanent connection with the seller to keep him informed of the planned date of the auction. When this date is set, he receives an auction contract which resumes the contractual data. The seller is free to attend the auction (dispersion). After the auction, he receives per mail a summary that shows if his object has actually been sold.
There is also an after auction period (two months after the auction) for any object having not found a buyer. Galartis then collects the offers and submits them to the seller and proceeds with the auction upon his approval.
For the buyer
The object is sold under the auctioneer’s hammer. The bidder may bid on a lot by four means: on place, by telephone, by order defended by the auctioneer or by internet. Based on sales made, part of lots may be withdrawn during the auction (in the afternoon) or after the auction. A careful delivery may also be proposed by Galartis.