Chief Auctioneer Paul Pedersen is responsible for auction
planning, while Chief Auctioneer Per Knudsen is responsible for the
execution of auctions.
The sales programme will be published prior to the auction stating
the dates, the starting hours of each day, the skin types to be
offered and the order of sale.
The sale will follow the order of the catalogue, unless otherwise
The sales programme will inform you of the estimated duration of
the sale. However, these estimates are only meant as a guide.
Please note that the lunch hour will normally start at 12.00. The
break will vary from 45 to 60 minutes.
The sale takes place in English. Bids are made per skin in DKK and
follow predetermined intervals, dependent upon the price
Handing out buyer number signs takes place at the Customer Service
Bids between DKK 10-150
Interval DKK 2
Bids between DKK 150-350
Interval DKK 5
Bids from DKK 350-700
Interval DKK 10
Bids from DKK 700-
Interval DKK 20
Bids between DKK 20-150
Bids from DKK 150
In the auction room a light board indicates skin type and lot
number. This will help you keeping track of which lot is being
sold. Furthermore, 2 monitors indicate the level that the bidding
has reached. The price will be shown in DKK and USD. These prices
are only guiding.
The sale starts when the auctioneer announces the lot number to
be sold and opens with a starting price. You bid by raising your
hand and the auctioneer keeps tally until no further bids are made
at which point the lot falls to the highest bidder. If several
buyers bid at the same level and nobody wishes to increase the bid,
the auctioneer is entitled to distribute the lot in question.
When selling string lots we only "count" on the first lot number
(lots) and the buyer of this lot is referred to as the "original
buyer". This buyer has the right to purchase the balance of the
string lot at the same price level unless he is overbidden on one
of the subsequent lots. You may overbid the original buyer by
shouting "up" and raising your hand. If the buyer does not require
the entire string, he can inform the auctioneer as to the number of
lots he requires. When the original buyer has obtained these lots,
a second buyer can enter the bidding. When the second buyer has
obtained his lots, a third buyer can enter the bidding and so on
until the entire string has been sold. If, however, the original
buyer wishes, at any time, to purchase further lots within the
string, he has option against the other buyers. He must, however,
overbid a buyer who is "in the string", i.e. to whom the auctioneer
is already selling.
All string lots are sold in this manner.
It is also possible to drop the price within a string. You
merely have to clearly inform the auctioneer that you wish to
"drop" after which the current bid will decrease by the predefined
interval. If other buyers choose not to bid up, you may continue to
purchase lots from the string at the lower level of bidding.
If you have purchased a lot and discover at once that you have
made an incorrect bid, you must inform the auctioneer immediately,
within 20 lots. He is then able to resell the lot to another
Kopenhagen Fur has the right to withdraw lots if they do not
obtain an acceptable price level.
Mink skins which do not obtain a limit price of 20 DKK, fox skins
which do not obtain a limit price of 30 DKK and chincilla skins
which do not obtain a limit price of 80 DKK will be
Please also note the Conditions of Sale.
Lots with identical skins with regard to size, colour, quality
and value, have been totalled in consecutive numbers and are
referred to as "strings".
In the catalogue these strings are marked with (*).
The first lot of a string (showlot) has a blue strap hanger, the
following bundles are packed loose in boxes with exact
Only the first lot of a string will be shown during the
inspection. If you wish to see the remaining lots from the string
please contact a floorman in the inspection area.
If necessary, two show collections will be arranged. These will be
identical with the exception of single lots which will be shown in
the first collection only.