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Important Information for Buyers

Viewing and Exposition

Exposition and Early Viewing by Appointment

Friday 20 March 20201:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 21 March 202011:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 22 March 2020 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 25 March 20205:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 26 March 20209:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 27 March 20209:00 am – 12:30 pm

Individual viewing times must be arranged in advance.

Please register for the viewing by phone or by using our online form on our website. This way we can ensure you are being served rapidly and no waiting times arises.

Delivery of Lots and Shipping Order

Friday 27 March 2020The lots can be collected during the auction and until 8:00 pm at the latest.
Saturday 28 March 2020No auction deliveries.

After the auction, the lots will be available for collection between 2:00pm and 5:00pm on workdays from Monday 30 March to Thursday 9 April 2020. Please use the side entrance to the auction house (on the left-hand side) and register on the third floor.

Additional Security Measures

The viewing rooms are monitored by supervisors and specially trained security guards as well as by video surveillance. In order to ensure that the viewing process is as efficient as possible, you will be assisted by a staff member at all times who will hand you the lots.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

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.

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.

Payment Options

Bank Transfer

St. Galler Kantonalbank
Marktgasse 2
CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland

Clearing-No. 78119
Swift/BIC KBSGCH22

Account for CHF
No. 1910.3411.6407
IBAN CH68 0078 1191 0341 1640 7

Postal Cheque Account in Switzerland

PostFinance St. Gallen
Account No. 90-20847-6
BIC POFICHBE XXX
IBAN CH31 0900 0000 9002 0847 6

Please use the invoice and customer number as the reference for your transaction.

Accepted Credit Cards:

VISA, MasterCard, American Express

The following information is required:

  • Credit Card Holder, Card Number, Expiry Date
  • CVC code: for MasterCard or Visa, it‘s the three-digit number in the signature area on the back of your card. For American Express, it‘s the four-digit number on the front of the card.

We accept credit card payments up to a maximum of CHF 2,000.– per customer and auction bill. We would be grateful if you could pay via bank transfer.

Debit Cards

Accepted Debit Cards: Maestro, Postcard

No transaction fee is charged for the use of a debit card.

Shipping of Auction Lots

We will ensure that your auction lots are properly packed and seamlessly dispatched. Please note that we are required to issue the necessary shipping/customs documents for deliveries outside of Switzerland.

The following flat-rate fees will be applied to cover packaging, shipping, and issuing of customs documents (for deliveries outside of Switzerland):

SwitzerlandCHF 15.001-2 days
Rest of EuropeCHF 45.003-6 days
Rest of the worldCHF 55.004-8 days

Your package will be fully insured by Rapp Auctions while in transit. For this comprehensive insurance cover, Rapp Auctions will add a 0.5 % surcharge to the auction bill.

Auction lots which have not been collected and for which the buyer has not submitted a shipping order after 9 April will be stored at the buyer’s expense.

Lots which are marked with the symbol ~ in the auction catalogue cannot be shipped abroad by Rapp Auctions. They can either be picked up from the auction house or sent to an address within Switzerland.

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