Books & Graphics

Venator & Hanstein

Venator & Hanstein’s biannual auctions offer books and prints for sale. In addition to valuable books, manuscripts and autographs, the focus is on Old Master prints, maps, city and landscape views as well as modern and contemporary prints.

Our experts – your contact partner

Are you interested in buying or selling a print or a valuable book or require a trustworthy expert evaluation? Our specialists have decades of experience of successful auctioning and are happy to assist you with their comprehensive expertise.

Experts for books, manuscripts and autographs:

Karl-Heinz Knupfer
knupfer@venator-hanstein.de
Tel. 0221-2575419

Joachim Haber
haber@venator-hanstein.de
Tel. 0221-2575419

Katharina Obermaier
obermaier@venator-hanstein.de
Tel. 0221-2575419

Experts for prints and drawings:

Franz-Josef Fasse
fasse@venator-hanstein.de
Tel. 0221-925729-39

Dr. Jennifer Schlecking
schlecking@venator-hanstein.de
Tel. 0221-925729-79

Jennifer Niemann
niemann@venator-hanstein.de
Tel. 0221-2575419

Venator & Hanstein auctions

Venator & Hanstein hold two auctions in both the spring and autumn, accompanied by comprehensive auction catalogues. The sales of books, prints and autographs as well as modern and contemporary prints and modern books take place on two consecutive days in March and September respectively. Well over 1000 positions – sometimes up to around 1500 lots – go under the hammer every season.

Upcoming auction September 2021

Auction - Antiquarian books, old and modern graphic (Venator&Hanstein)

Friday 19. 03. 2021 - Saturday 20. 03. 2021
Auction
Spring Auctions 2021

19 March - Sale 162: Books · Prints · Autographs
20 March - Sale 163: Modern and contemporary Prints · Drawings · Multiples · Modern Books

AUCTIONS at Kunsthaus Lempertz · Neumarkt 3 · Cologne:
Friday 19 March, 2.30 p.m.: Lots 1 - 354
Saturday 20 March, 10.30 a.m.: Lots 400 - 655 / 2.00 p.m.: 656 - 957
Preview
PREVIEW at Venator & Hanstein · Caecilienstr. 48 · Cologne:

Friday 12 March 10.00 a.m - 5.30 p.m.
Saturday 13 March 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Monday 15 to Thursday 18 September 10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we request that you make an appointment for our preview.
Additional dates are possible by arrangement.

Sell with Venator & Hanstein

Venator & Hanstein are experts in printed works (books, brochures, broadsheets, etc.), graphics (prints, modern drawings), manuscripts and autographs; in simple terms: everything printed, drawn or written on paper.

The elaborately produced catalogues and the internationally oriented offer of the auctions require a certain price niveau for the featured objects. As a general rule, each individual item should have an estimated value of at least around €300, and a complete consignment of at least € 1500.

If you wish to part with individual objects or whole collections, please arrange an initial appointment with the experts in our book or print department to present the pieces. This can be done in our office, or - in the case of extensive collections - at your home.