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
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

Auction - Books, Autographs, Old Prints (Venator&Hanstein)

Friday 25. 03. 2022
Friday March 25

2:30 pm: Lot 1000 - 1365

To participate in the auction in person, please register in advance - due to possible access restrictions caused by the pandemic. We recommend that you bid online or by telephone if possible.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
Venator & Hanstein
Cäcilienstr. 48, Cologne

Wednesday 16 Mar – Friday 18 Mar: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 19 Mar: 10 am – 4 pm
Monday 21 Mar – Wednesday 23 Mar: 10 am – 5:30 pm

Due to the current situation, please make an appointment for our preview. Further appointments 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.