Books & Graphics
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.
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:
Experts for prints and drawings:
Dr. Jennifer Schlecking
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.
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.