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    PETER RAPP AG
    Internationale Auktionen
    Toggenburgerstrasse 139
    CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland

    Tel. 0041 71 923 77 44
    Fax 0041 71 923 92 20
    E-Mail: info@rapp-auktionen.ch
    Web: http://www.rapp-auktionen.ch
  • About Rapp Auktionen

    For more than 40 years, Rapp Auctions has ranked top among the international high-performance and strong-selling stamp and coin auction houses. Year after year, demanding collectors and professional dealers appreciate its large offering of top-quality single lots and complete, untouched collections. Rapp's auction sale in May 2016 will again set international standards. 
     

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Terms and Conditions

Rapp Auktionen


TERMS OF AUCTION SALE


Terms of Auction Sale for Stamps

Terms of Auction Sale for Coins, Medals, Banknotes, Orders and Sportmemorabilias

Terms of Auction Sale for Jewellery, Wristwatches and Pocket Watches, Designer Bags

Terms of Auction Sale for Decorative Art

Terms of Auction Sale for Wines & Spirits

Bidding Increments in CHF





Stamps

  1. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss Francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical bids, the one first received takes precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5 % and a maximum of 10 %.

  2. Lots are awarded to the highest bidder at the time of sale which creates an obligation to take delivery. A commission of 25 % is added to the purchase price. Purchase price and commission are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the purchaser. 

  3. All lots offered are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT of 8,1% will be levied on the grand total of the auction invoice (hammer price plus surcharge plus possible postage, insurance and additional services). The value added tax shall not be applicable if the lots purchased at auction are shipped abroad by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later on if an export certificate that has been legally confirmed by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pre-tax. The buyer agrees that Peter Rapp AG shall also receive a commission from the consignor.

  4. Buyers have the chance to submit their bids in real time via the online live bidding system. To do so, you must register at www.rapp-auktionen.ch. Apart from the terms of auction sale outlined under points 2 and 3, no additional charges are incurred when using this service. If you would rather not place your bid via the Rapp online bidding system and prefer a different method, the surcharge is calculated on the basis of the respective website’s issued terms and conditions.

  5. All those persons bidding who are not personally known to Peter Rapp AG must register by completing a form 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. New customers must supply the following:
    · a copy of a valid passport or identity document 
    · proof of address

  6. The purchased lots must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to charge interest, currently at the rate of 5% p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to otherwise dispose the lots, particularly to sell them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the resulting damage as well as for any deficiency in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorized to submit further bids.

  7. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser’s expense.

  8. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time, they may neither be resold, pledged nor otherwise transfered to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded. Extension of time for payment is granted by Peter Rapp AG upon request, supported by appropriate references. Such special arrangements must be agreed upon prior to the auction and must be in written form.

  9. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. However, the description and pictures do not represent guaranteed features. As a general rule, valuable stamps bear the mark of competent experts or are accompanied by certificates. In the case of photographed stamps, the photograph is determinative as to margins, perforations, cancellations, etc. Errors, that derive from the pictures such as cut, perforation, cancellation or centering are not objectionable. 

  10. Peter Rapp AG’s liability for the postage stamps sold is as  follows:
    10.1 In the case of expertized single lots, the purchaser acknowledges the certificates (expertizations) and signatures mentioned in the lot descriptions as binding, particularly with regard to genuineness and quality of the lots as well as the completeness of contents of the expertization certificates. Any further liability on the part of Peter Rapp AG that is based, for example, on other attestations or expert opinions shall be excluded.

    10.2 In the case of non-expertized single lots, Peter Rapp AG assumes liability for the authenticity of the stamps sold for a period of one year from the date of sale. This warranty of authenticity applies both to the stamps as well as to their cancellations. However, any liability on the part of Peter Rapp AG for the quality of non-expertized stamps shall only come into effect when claims are made within the prescribed period according to Sec. 11. 

    10.3 Peter Rapp AG declines any warranty for collections, mixed lots and accumulations (if they include more than three stamps). The descriptions and pictures of stamps or covers of comprehensive lots or collections do not represent guaranteed features. The descriptions and pictures are no guarantee regarding the quality, quantity and genuineness of the lots and no guarantee for the nature of the individual lots.

  11. In the event of a complaint regarding genuineness, according to Sec. 10.2, above, proof of forgery must be presented together with the attestation of an expert recognized by Peter Rapp AG. The original lots, which are the subject of the complaint, must be submitted in the condition which prevailed at delivery. The addition of signs or signatures of any kind, in particular signs or cancellations like «false, adulterated or false cancellation», is not permitted and shall be considered an alteration. Complaints as to quality pursuant to Sec. 10.2, above, must be received by Peter Rapp AG no later than 20 days after the end of the auction. In the event of justified complaints, the lot is accepted back and the purchase price and surcharge are refunded. In such instance, the cost of reexpertization is borne by the consignor. In the event of unjustified complaints, the cost of reexpertization is borne by the purchaser. All claims are void if the purchaser is in arrears with payment of the purchase price or surcharge.

  12.  All lots may be inspected in Wil prior to and during the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Upon request, we provide orientation to mail bidders about any expertization certificates by furnishing photocopies and by describing the contents and the condition of the lots. Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not represent guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lots.

  13. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the principal’s interests, although without recourse. The principal may submit alternative bids and establish an overall limit for the total of his bids. 

  14. Peter Rapp AG will be pleased to support any purchaser with the shipment of the auction lots. However, Peter Rapp AG will not carry out shipment orders to countries with special agreements or sanctions on the import of auction goods. The purchaser is committed to observe the foreign custom and currency regulations etc. Peter Rapp AG strictly refuses any responsibility occurred by the contravention of these regulations.

  15. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed. Peter Rapp AG is authorized to assert all rights of the consignor, derived from his instructions and from the bids, in its own name against the buyer.

  16. Peter Rapp AG cannot be held responsible for a defective or insufficient internet or telephone connection or for technical problems during the live auction (bidding in real time via the internet). 

  17. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of contract, or tortious acts, are excluded, unless the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

  18. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the viewing or the auction.

  19. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law.

  20. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

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Coins, Medals, Banknotes, Orders and Sportmemorabilia

  1. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited
    by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical
    bids, the one first received takes precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5% and a maximum of 10%.

  2. Lots are awarded to the highest bidder at the time of sale which creates an obligation to take delivery. A commission of 25 % is added to the purchase price. Purchase price
    and commission are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the
    purchaser.

  3. All lots marked with * in this catalogue are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT of 8,1% will be imposed on the grand total of the auction invoice in any
    event (hammer price plus commission plus possible postage, insurance and additional services). For auction lots which are not marked with *, the legal VAT of 8,1% will not
    be imposed. I.e. no VAT shall be levied on state-minted gold coins and the associated commission.

  4. Platinum, silver, copper (and other non-gold) coins as well as all medals, (medallions), orders of merit, antiques etc. are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT
    of 8,1% will be levied on the grand total of the auction invoice (hammer price plus commission plus postage plus insurance). If the content of the lot contains several coins and/or medals of different metals, the legal VAT of 8,1% is to be paid completely. The value added tax is inapplicable if the lots purchased at auction are shipped abroad
    by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later
    on if an export certificate that has been legally confirmed by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pre-tax.

  5. Buyers have the chance to submit their bids in real time via the online live bidding system. To do so, you must register at www.rapp-auktionen.ch. Apart from the terms of auction sale outlined under points 2 and 3, no additional charges are incurred when using this service. If you would rather not place your bid via the Rapp online
    bidding system and prefer a different method, the surcharge is calculated on the basis of the respective website’s issued terms and conditions. The buyer agrees
    that Peter Rapp AG shall also receive a commission from the consignor.

  6. All those persons bidding who are not personally known to Peter Rapp AG must register by completing a form 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. New customers
    must supply the following:
    · a copy of a valid passport or identity document
    · proof of address

  7. The purchased lot must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for
    payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorised
    to charge interest, currently at the rate of 5% p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the
    right to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorised to otherwise dispose the lots, particularly
    to sell them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the arising loss as well as for any deficiency
    in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorised to submit further bids. 

  8. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice
    presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser’s expense.

  9. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time, they may neither be resold, pledged nor otherwise transferred to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded. Extension of time for payment is granted by Peter Rapp AG upon request, supported by appropriate references. Such special arrangements must be agreed upon prior to the auction and must be in written form.

  10. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. The descriptions and pictures are no guarantee regarding the quality, quantity and genuineness  of the lots and no guarantee for the nature of the individual lots. Justified complaints must be received by Peter Rapp AG no later than 20 days after the auction.

  11. Buyers attending the auction basically buy «as seen». Clients who submit their bids in written form have the possibility to inform themselves about the condition of
    the lots by personally attending the inspection days or by sending a representative. A complaint concerning the disagreement about the grade/degree of condition of a
    lot is not accepted. Lots with more than one sample are excluded from any kind of complaint. 

  12. All lots may be inspected in Wil prior to and during the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible
    pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not illustrate guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lots. 

  13. Complaints regarding the grading or disagreement regarding the condition of the purchased auction lots are not accepted since there is the possibility to inspect all lots
    prior to and during the auction. 

  14. In case the buyer intends to deliver goods acquired from  us to a grading service, we do not guarantee that thecoins will be accepted or classified by such services in accordance with our valuation. We assume no responsibility that any items auctioned by us shall be accepted by so-called grading companies or that such companies’
    appraisal of the items’ condition will be similar to ours. In the event that a grading company’s appraisal yields a different result, this does not entitle to a reversal of the
    purchase. Any pieces consigned to us in slabs (welded plastic protector pockets) shall not be covered by any guarantee of authenticity. In such cases, we assume no
    guarantee for hidden defects such as minor rim damage, solder or filing damage and similar defects.

  15. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the principal’s interests, although without recourse. The principal may submit alternative bids and
    establish an overall limit for the total of his bids. 

  16. Peter Rapp AG will be pleased to support any purchaser with the shipment of the auction lots. However, Peter Rapp AG will not carry out shipment orders to countries
    with special agreements or sanctions on the import of auction goods. The purchaser is committed to observe the foreign custom and currency regulations etc. Peter
    Rapp AG strictly refuses any responsibility occurred by the contravention of these regulations.

  17. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed. Peter Rapp AG is authorised to  assert all rights of the consignor, derived from his instructions
    and from the bids, in its own name against the buyer.

  18. Peter Rapp AG cannot be held responsible for a defective or insufficient internet or telephone connection or for technical problems during the live auction (bidding in real
    time via the internet).

  19. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of contract, or tortious acts, are excluded,
    unless the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

  20. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence.
    Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction.

  21. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law. 

  22. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions
    involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

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Jewellery, Wristwatches and Pocket Watches, Designer Bags

  1. These auction conditions apply to the traditional hall auction as well as to the online auction «Rapp Online Only». 

  2. The items offered for auction are auctioned by Peter Rapp AG on behalf of and for the account of the consigner. Peter Rapp AG acts on behalf of and for the account of the
    seller and his agent.

  3. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited
    by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical
    bids, the one first received takes precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5 % and a maximum of 10 % .

  4. The highest bidder will be awarded the lot and is obliged to complete the purchase. A commission of 25 % is charged on the hammer price. Purchase price and commission
    are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the purchaser.

  5. Buyers must pay Swiss VAT (currently 8.1 % ) on the commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services. All lots marked with * in the auction catalogue are subject to VAT in full. For these lots, Swiss VAT (currently 8.1 %)
    is charged on the hammer price plus commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services. The value added tax is inapplicable if the lots purchased
    at auction are shipped abroad by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later on if an export certificate that has been legally confirmed by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pre-tax. The buyer agrees that Peter Rapp AG shall also receive a commission from the consignor.

  6. Buyers have the chance to submit their bids in real time via the online live bidding system. To do so, you must register at www.rapp-auktionen.ch. Apart from the terms of auction sale outlined under points 4 and 5, no additional charges are incurred when using this service. If you would rather not place your bid via the Rapp online bidding system and prefer a different method, the surcharge is calculated on the basis of the respective website’s issued terms and conditions. 

  7. All those persons bidding who are not personally known to Peter Rapp AG must register by completing a form 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. New customers must supply the following:
    · a copy of a valid passport or identity document
    · proof of address

  8. The purchased lots must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to charge interest, currently at the rate of 5 % p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to otherwise dispose the lots, particularly to sell them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the resulting damage as well as for any deficiency in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorized to submit further bids.

  9. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser’s expense.

  10. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time, they may neither be resold, pledged nor otherwise transferred to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded.

  11. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. However, the description and pictures do not represent guaranteed features. Justified complaints must be received by Peter Rapp AG not later than three weeks after the auction.

  12. The lots presented in this catalogue are sold in whatever the condition they are in at the fall of the hammer. Upon the fall of the hammer, all benefits and risks in connection with the lots transfer to the purchaser.All prospective purchasers have the opportunity to inspect the condition of the lots carefully in person during the viewings held prior to the auction. Descriptions of lots in this catalogue only reflect an opinion and do not constitute a guarantee of particular characteristics. The auction house shall neither be held liable for incorrect attributions or incorrect details regarding
    the provenance, date, age, origin, condition or authenticity; nor for any other obvious or hidden defects.

    12.1 Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail or online bidders, do not represent guaranted features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lot.

  13. If, within the time limit for claims, i.e. no longer than 20 days after the auction has ended, the buyer presents the auctioneer a written evidence based on a recognized expert‘s report and proving that the purchased lot is – contrary to the catalogue description – false, the auctioneer will rescind the purchase and refund the purchase price on condition that the lot is returned within the limit for claims and in the same condition as at the fall of the hammer. Claims received by Rapp Auctions later than 20 days after the auction has ended cannot be accepted. 

  14. Lots with more than one sample are excluded from any kind of complaint.

  15. All lots may be inspected in Wil prior to the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not illustrate guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lots.

  16. Complaints regarding the grading or disagreement regarding the condition of the purchased auction lots are not accepted since there is the possibility to inspect all lots prior to and during the auction. 

  17. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformitywith the principal‘s interests, although without recourse. The principal may submit alternative bids and establish an overall limit for the total of his bids. 
  18. Peter Rapp AG will be pleased to support any purchaser with the shipment of the auction lots. However, Peter Rapp AG will not carry out shipment orders to countries with special agreements or sanctions on the import of auction goods. The purchaser is committed to observe the foreign custom and currency regulations etc. Peter Rapp AG strictly refuses any responsibility occurred by the contravention of these regulations.

  19. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed.

  20. Peter Rapp AG cannot be held responsible for a defective or insufficient internet or telephone connection or for technical problems during the live auction (bidding in real time via the internet). 

  21. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of contract, or tortious acts, are excluded, unless the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

  22. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction.

  23. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law. 

  24. Certain items which are made using the skin or fur of particular species of animals are covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Rapp Auctions is neither authorised nor qualified to issue the required export permits. The buyer alone is responsible for providing these permits for his or her purchased objects. Rapp Auctions cannot provide any guarantees or bear the costs of any fees incurred for such permits.

  25. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

 

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Decorative Art

  1. These auction conditions apply to the traditional hall auction as well as to the online auction «Rapp Online Only».

  2. The items offered for auction are auctioned by Peter Rapp AG on behalf of and for the account of the consigner. Peter Rapp AG acts on behalf of and for the account of the seller and his agent.

  3. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical bids, the one first received takes precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5 % and a maximum of 10 % .

  4. The highest bidder will be awarded the lot and is obliged to complete the purchase. A commission of 25 % is charged on the hammer price. Purchase price and commission are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the purchaser.

  5. Buyers must pay Swiss VAT (currently 7.7 % ) on the commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services.
    All lots marked with * in the auction catalogue are subject to VAT in full. For these lots, Swiss VAT (currently 7.7 % ) is charged on the hammer price plus commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services. The value added tax is inapplicable if the lots purchased at auction are shipped abroad by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later on if an export certificate that has been legally confirmed by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pretax. The buyer agrees that Peter Rapp AG shall also receive a commission from the consignor.

  6. Buyers have the chance to submit their bids in real time via the online live bidding system. To do so, you must register at www. rapp-auktionen.ch. Apart from the terms of auction sale outlined under points 4 and 5, no additional charges are incurred when using this service. If you would rather not place your bid via the Rapp online bidding system and prefer a different method, the surcharge is calculated on the basis of the respective website’s issued terms and conditions.

  7. All those persons bidding who are not personally known to Peter Rapp AG must register by completing a form 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. New customers must supply the following:
    · a copy of a valid passport or identity document
    · proof of address

  8. The purchased lots must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to charge interest, currently at the rate of 5 % p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to otherwise dispose the lots, particularly to sell them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the resulting damage as well as for any deficiency in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorized to submit further bids.

  9. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser’s expense.

  10. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time, they may neither be resold, pledged nor other-wise transferred to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded.

  11. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. However, the description and pictures do not represent guaranteed features. Justified complaints must be received by Peter Rapp AG not later than three weeks after the auction.

  12. The lots presented in this catalogue are sold in whatever the condition they are in at the fall of the hammer. Upon the fall of the hammer, all benefits and risks in connection with the lots transfer to the purchaser. All prospective purchasers have the opportunity to inspect the condition of the lots carefully in person during the viewings held prior to the auction. Descriptions of lots in this catalogue only reflect an opinion and do not constitute a guarantee of particular characteristics. The auction house shall neither be held liable for incorrect attributions or incorrect details regarding the provenance, date, age, origin, condition or authenticity; nor for any other obvious or hidden defects.
    12.1 Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail or online bidders, do not represent guaranted features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lot.

  13. If, within the time limit for claims, i.e. no longer than 25 days after the auction has ended, the buyer presents the auctioneer a written evidence based on a recognized ex-pert‘s report and proving that the purchased lot is – contrary to the catalogue description – false, the auctioneer will rescind the purchase and refund the purchase price on condition that the lot is returned within the limit for claims and in the same condition as at the fall of the hammer. Claims received by Rapp Auctions later than 20 days after the auction has ended cannot be accepted.

  14. Lots with more than one sample are excluded from any kind of complaint.

  15. All lots may be inspected in Wil prior to the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue.
    Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not illustrate guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lots.

  16. Complaints regarding the grading or disagreement regarding the condition of the purchased auction lots are not accepted since there is the possibility to inspect all lots prior to and during the auction.

  17. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the principal‘s interests, although without recourse. The principal may submit alternative bids and establish an overall limit for the total of his bids.

  18. Peter Rapp AG will be pleased to support any purchaser with the shipment of the auction lots. However, Peter Rapp AG will not carry out shipment orders to countries with special agreements or sanctions on the import of auction goods. The purchaser is committed to observe the foreign custom and currency regulations etc. Peter Rapp AG strictly refuses any responsibility occurred by the contravention of these regulations.

  19. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed.

  20. Peter Rapp AG cannot be held responsible for a defective or insufficient internet or telephone connection or for technical problems during the live auction (bidding in real time via the internet).

  21. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of contract, or tortious acts, are excluded, unless the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

  22. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction.

  23. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law.

  24. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

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Wines & Spirits

  1. These auction conditions apply to the traditional hall auction as well as to the online auction «Rapp Online Only». 

  2. The items offered for auction are auctioned by Peter Rapp AG on behalf of and for the account of the consigner. Peter Rapp AG acts on behalf of and for the account of the
seller and his agent.

  3. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited
by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical
bids, the one first received takes precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5 % and a maximum of 10 % .

  4. The highest bidder will be awarded the lot and is obliged to complete the purchase. A commission of 25 % is charged on the hammer price. Purchase price and commission
are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the purchaser.

  5. All lots offered are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT of 8,1% will be levied on the grand total of the auction invoice (hammer price plus surcharge plus possible postage, insurance and additional services). The value added tax shall not be applicable if the lots purchased at auction are shipped abroad by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later on if an export certificate that has been legally confirmed by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pre-tax. The buyer agrees that Peter Rapp AG shall also receive a commission from the consignor.

  6. Buyers have the chance to submit their bids in real time via the online live bidding system. To do so, you must register at www.rapp-auktionen.ch. Apart from the terms of auction sale outlined under points 4 and 5, no additional charges are incurred when using this service. If you would rather not place your bid via the Rapp online bidding system and prefer a different method, the surcharge is calculated on the basis
of the respective website’s issued terms and conditions.

  7. All those persons bidding who are not personally known to Peter Rapp AG must register by completing a form 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. New customers must supply the following:

    · a copy of a valid passport or identity document
    
· proof of address

  8. The purchased lots must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for
payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorized
to charge interest, currently at the rate of 5 % p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right
to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to otherwise dispose the lots, particularly to sell them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the resulting damage as well as for any deficiency in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorized to submit further bids.

  9. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice
presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser’s expense.

  10. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time, they may neither be resold, pledged nor otherwise transferred to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded.

  11. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. However, the description and pictures do not represent guaranteed features. Justified
complaints must be received by Peter Rapp AG not later than three weeks after the auction.

  12. The lots presented in this catalogue are sold in whatever the condition they are in at the fall of the hammer. Upon the fall of the hammer, all benefits and risks in connection with the lots transfer to the purchaser. Any liability and warranty for defects of title and quality on the part of both the Vendor and the Auction House is excluded to the extent permitted by law. All prospective purchasers have the opportunity to inspect the condition of the lots carefully in person during the viewings held prior to the auction. Descriptions of lots in this catalogue only reflect an opinion and do not constitute a guarantee of particular characteristics. The auction house shall neither be held liable  for incorrect attributions or incorrect details regarding the provenance, date, age, origin, condition or authenticity; nor for any other obvious or hidden defects.
    12.1 Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail or online bidders, do not represent guaranted features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lot.

  13. If, within the time limit for claims, i.e. no longer than 20 days after the auction has ended, the buyer presents the auctioneer a written evidence based on a recognized
expert‘s report and proving that the purchased lot is – contrary to the catalogue description – false, the auctioneer will rescind the purchase and refund the purchase
price on condition that the lot is returned within the limit for claims and in the same condition as at the fall of the hammer. Claims received by Rapp Auctions later than
20 days after the auction has ended cannot be accepted. 

  14. Lots with more than one sample are excluded from any kind of complaint.

  15. All lots may be inspected in Wil prior to the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not illustrate guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lots.

  16. Complaints regarding the grading or disagreement regarding the condition of the purchased auction lots are not accepted since there is the possibility to inspect all lots
prior to and during the auction. 

  17. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the principal‘s interests, although without recourse. The principal may submit alternative bids and
    establish an overall limit for the total of his bids. 

  18. Peter Rapp AG will be pleased to support any purchaser with the shipment of the auction lots within Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG will not carry out shipment orders to foreign countries. The purchaser is committed to observe the foreign custom and currency regulations etc. Peter Rapp AG
strictly refuses any responsibility occurred by the contravention of these regulations.

  19. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed.

  20. Peter Rapp AG cannot be held responsible for a defective or insufficient internet or telephone connection or for technical problems during the live auction (bidding in real
time via the internet). 

  21. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of contract, or tortious acts, are excluded, unless
the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

  22. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction. 

  23. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law. 

  24. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions
involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

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Wil, May 2024


 

Bidding increments in CHF for

Stamps

0.- to 500.- 20.-
500.- to 1'000.- 50.-
1'000.- to 2'000.- 100.-
2'000.- to 6'000.- 200.-
6'000.- to 12'000.- 500.-
12'000.- to 30'000.- 1'000.-
30'000.- to 60'000.- 2'000.-
  from 60'000.- 5'000.-

all fields except Stamps

0.- to 500.- 20.-
500.- to 1'000.- 50.-
1'000.- to 2'000.- 100.-
2'000.- to 6'000.- 200.-
6'000.- to 12'000.- 500.-
12'000.- to 30'000.- 1'000.-
  from 30'000.- 2'000.-
Privacy agreement

Rapp Auktionen


Rapp Auction 2023 LIVE!
November 14th - 18th, 2023

Philately, Numismatics and Collectables

Registration:

Start of the Live-auction: 14. November 2023 10:00 CET

LIVE! Info and free registration for the Live-Auction

Short Terms and Conditions

The purchaser shall pay the sales prices plus 25% buyers commission.
Buyers must pay Swiss VAT (currently 7.7%) on the commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services.

Stamps
All lots offered in this catalogue are basically subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT rate of 7,7 % will be levied on the grand total of the auction invoice (hammer price plus surcharge plus possible postage and insurance).


Coins, Medals, Banknotes and Orders
All lots marked with * in the auction catalogue are subject to VAT in full. For these lots, Swiss VAT (currently 7.7%) is charged on the hammer price plus commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services.

Lots without *
For auction lots which are not marked with * , the legal VAT of 7,7% will only be imposed on the commission, postage, insurance and possible additional services. Please note section 3 of the Terms of the Auction Sale.


Jewellery, Porcelain, Watches and Handbags
All lots marked with * in the auction catalogue are subject to VAT in full. For these lots, Swiss VAT (currently 7.7%) is charged on the hammer price plus commission, all postage and insurance costs, and all additional services.
Rapp Auctions is not able to ship any lots marked with ~ to foreign countries. These lots can only be picked up on site or sent to an address within Switzerland.


Vat Does Not Apply in the Following Circumstances

  • If the lots are shipped to an address outside Switzerland by the company Peter Rapp AG.
  • If the buyer produces an official export certificate from Swiss customs following proper exportation of the lots.
  • Dealers based in Switzerland can deduct the VAT paid to Peter Rapp AG as input tax on their own VAT return.


Please note the Rapp Auctions terms of auction sale!

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Lot Start Lot End Starting Time Ending Time Description

Tuesday November 14th, 2023

1 90 10:00 CET 11:00 CET Stamps single lots Switzerland - Cantonals
91 180 11:00 CET 12:00 CET Stamps single lots Switzerland Rayon
181 203 12:00 CET 12:15 CET Stamps single lots Switzerland - Addendum
204 293 13:30 CET 14:30 CET Stamps single lots Switzerland - Strubel
294 383 14:30 CET 15:30 CET Stamps single lots Switzerland
384 435 15:30 CET 16:00 CET Stamps single lots Switzerland and Europe
436 510 16:30 CET 17:30 CET Stamp Collections Switzerland Cantonals
511 585 17:30 CET 18:30 CET Stamp Collections Switzerland
586 639 18:30 CET 19:30 CET Stamp Collections Switzerland and Europe
9001 9048 19:30 CET 20:00 CET Addendum Stamp Collections
640 705 20:00 CET 20:45 CET Stamp Collections Europe and Overseas

Wednesday November 15th, 2023

2001 2066 11:00 CET 11:45 CET Decorative Art
2067 2072 11:45 CET - Addendum Decorative Art
1001 1080 13:30 CET 14:30 CET Coins
1081 1160 14:30 CET 15:30 CET Coins
1161 1199 15:30 CET 16:00 CET Coins
1200 1279 16:15 CET 17:15 CET Coins
1281 1360 17:15 CET 18:15 CET Coins
1361 1422 18:15 CET 19:00 CET Coins
1423 1436 19:00 CET 19:15 CET Addendum Coins

Thursday November 16th, 2023

3001 3080 13:30 CET 14:30 CET Watches
3081 3160 14:30 CET 15:30 CET Watches
3161 3173 15:30 CET 15:45 CET Watches
3174 3186 15:45 CET 16:00 CET Addendum Watches
4001 4080 16:30 CET 17:30 CET Juwelry Part I
4081 4160 17:30 CET 18:30 CET Juwelry Part I
4161 4182 18:30 CET 18:45 CET Juwelry Part I

Friday November 17th, 2023

5001 5080 14:00 CET 15:00 CET Juwelry Part II
5081 5120 15:00 CET 15:45 CET Juwelry Part II
5121 5200 16:00 CET 17:00 CET Juwelry Part II
5201 5281 17:00 CET 18:00 CET Juwelry Part II
5282 5323 18:00 CET 18:30 CET Addendum Jewellery

Saturday November 18th, 2023

6001 6057 10:30 CET 11:15 CET Wine & Spirits online
7001 7100 11:30 CET 12:30 CET Online only
7101 7200 12:30 CET 13:30 CET Online only
7201 7300 13:30 CET 14:30 CET Online only
7301 7400 15:15 CET 16:15 CET Online only
7401 7500 16:15 CET 17:15 CET Online only
7501 7531 17:15 CET 17:45 CET Online only
Current Auctions
November 14th - 18th, 2023
Rapp Auction 2023
Philately, Numismatics and Collectables
Rapp Auction 2023 - Watches
November 14th - 18th, 2023
Rapp Auktion 2023 - Stamps
November 14th - 18th, 2023
Rapp Auction 2023 - Decorative art
November 14th - 18th, 2023
Rapp Auction 2023 - Jewellery
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Rapp Auction 2023 - Coins
Rapp Auction 2023 - Jewelery, Watches, Designer bags - Online Only
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Rapp Auction 2023 - Addendum
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Jewellery, Handbags and Accesoires, Whiskey & Wines, Wrist- & Pocketwatches
Rapp Auction 2024 - Jewellery - Online Only
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Rapp Auction 2024 - Handbags and Accessoires - Online Only
Rapp Auction 2024 - Whisky & Wines - Online Only
June 8th, 2024
Rapp Auction 2024 - Wrist- & Pocket Watches - Hall auction
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