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 September 2021

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

Friday 24. 09. 2021 - Saturday 25. 09. 2021
Sale 164: Books · Prints · Autographs
24 September
2.30 p.m.: Lots 1 - 338

Sale 165: Modern and contemporary Prints · Drawings · Multiples · Modern Books
25 September
10.30 a.m.: Lots 500 - 798
2.00 p.m.: 799 - 1264

AUCTIONS at Kunsthaus Lempertz · Neumarkt 3 · Cologne

If you wish to attend the auction in person, prior registration is required. - We kindly ask you to bid online or by telephone.
PREVIEW at Venator & Hanstein
Caecilienstr. 48 · Cologne

Friday 17 September 10.00 a.m - 5.30 p.m.
Saturday 18 September 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Monday 20 to Thursday 23 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.