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
Tel. 0221-2575419

Joachim Haber
Tel. 0221-2575419

Katharina Obermaier
Tel. 0221-2575419

Experts for prints and drawings:

Franz-Josef Fasse
Tel. 0221-925729-39

Dr. Jennifer Schlecking
Tel. 0221-925729-79

Jennifer Niemann
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 2020

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

Friday 25. September 2020 - Saturday 26. September 2020
25 September
Sale 160: Books · Prints · Autographs

26 September
Sale 161: Modern and contemporary Prints · Drawings · Multiples · Modern Books

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3

Friday 25 September
2:30 p.m.: Lots 1 - 106
4:00 p.m.: Lots 110-292

Saturday 26 September
10:30 a.m.: Lots 300 - 582
2:00 p.m.: Lots 583 - 1145

If you wish to attend the auction in person, prior registration is required. - We kindly ask you to bid online or by telephone.
Tel +49 221 257 54 19
Fax +49 221 257 55 26
Venator & Hanstein
Caecilienstr. 48

Friday 18 September 10:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 19 September 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday 21 to Thursday 24 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.
Tel +49 221 257 54 19
Fax +49 221 257 55 26

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.