Kopenhagen Fur - the world's largest fur auction house
AUCTION DATES 2018
Inspection: 2 - 6 February
Sales: 7 - 11 February
Inspection: 10 - 16 March
Sales: 17 - 23 March
Inspection: 26 April - 1 May
Sales: 2 - 9 May
Inspection: 14 - 21 June
Sales: 22 June - 1 July
Inspection: 25 August - 1 September
Sales: 2 - 11 September
Kopenhagen Fur is the world's largest fur auction house with a 60 % market share.
Five times a year, Kopenhagen Fur in Glostrup (close to Copenhagen) becomes an international hub filled with people speaking Chinese, Greek, Russian, English, German, Korean and Japanese or other languages.
The excitement begins to build when the sales season kicks off - with the first auction in February, when skins are newly pelted, and ends in September, when the last skins are sold. Prior to each auction, five to six inspection days allow customers to examine and evaluate the skins. Each auction attracts between 500 and 700 customers from around the world.
At Kopenhagen Fur, the hammer price goes to the highest bidder, setting the world market price for mink. At each of the five auctions, up to 8 million mink skins along with other fur types are offered for sale. Kopenhagen Fur can sell skins for totalling over 260 million Euros during an auction. That translates into a sale of over 3,000 Euros per second.
The Kopenhagen Fur auctions can be followed live on the internet.
Go to our auction site to find sales programmes, auction news, live stream and much more.
Follow the auction live
Our streaming service makes it possible to follow the sales live during the auctions.
Go to our auction site
On our auction site you will find sales programmes, auction news, live stream and much more.
Download our auction app
Since April 2015, customers have been able to follow auction prices via Kopenhagen Fur's Auction App, which is an optimized alternative to Kopenhagen Fur's text service.