Online auctions

We organize online auctions several times a year. There are selected, the most interesting and the rarest items auctioned.

Auctions are conducted in accordance with global standards in the field of professional service, security and transaction discretion.
Financial, formal and legal services for the transaction are provided.

Detailed information regarding the delivery of items for auction or the conditions of participation in the auction can be found below.

We invite you to participate in our Auction 17!

The Auction 17 will be held on April 19 – 22, 2024!

Items for the Auction 18 are accepted until May 10, 2024!

We cordially invite you to participate in numerous auctions!

The number of items offered and a wide range of themes will make the auction satisfy the most demanding collectors. Items for subsequent auctions will also be carefully selected to meet the expectations of the most demanding collectors.

With collector’s greetings.

RDA team

 

AUCTION REGULATIONS

    • AUCTION REGULATIONS

      • 1. PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

      1. These regulations specify detailed rules for the organization of auctions conducted by Rzeszowski Dom Aukcyjny Sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Rzeszów, located at: ul. 3 Maja 13, 35-030 Rzeszów, registered in the National Court Register (KRS) under the number 0000731515, for which the registration files are kept by the District Court in Rzeszów, XII Economic Division of the National Court Register, REGON: 380190322, NIP: 8133779334, email address: biuro@rzeszowskidomaukcyjny.pl (hereinafter: Auction House).
      2. The auctions take place at locations and times specified on the Auction House’s website.
      3. The Auction House acts as the seller – in relation to objects owned by it or as a commercial intermediary between consignors placing objects at auction and buyers.
      4. According to the statements of the sellers, the objects put up for sale are their property or they have the right to dispose of them, they are free from legal defects, in particular, they are not subject to pledge, security, expropriation, execution, and are not burdened with other limited rights of third parties, nor do they originate from a crime.
      5. The Auction House reserves the right to cancel or postpone the auction, which will be announced on the website.
      6. The Auction House may withdraw objects from the auction at any time without giving a reason.
      • 2. DEFINITIONS
      • auction – an organized public sale of an Object conducted by the Auction House in the form of bidding, where the purchaser is the person who offers the highest price.
      • reserve price – the minimum price at which the auctioned Object may be sold. It is a confidential price agreed upon between the Auction House and the Seller. If this price is not met during the bidding, the conclusion of the auction results in the conditional sales agreement, which is announced by the auctioneer after the hammer falls.
      • purchase price – the final amount that the buyer is obligated to pay for the auctioned object. It consists of the winning bid amount, auction fee, and additional fees, including fees for droit de suite.
      • starting price – the lowest price of the object being auctioned, from which the bidding begins.
      • estimates – an approximate price range provided based on market analysis current for the auction period, within which the price likely to be obtained as a result of bidding can fall.
      • catalogue – a document prepared by the Auction House containing descriptions of the Objects offered for sale at the auction.
      • bidding – a procedure aimed at concluding a sales agreement initiated by the Auction House, during which the Participant declares the price at which they are willing to purchase the Auction Object. Bidding typically occurs “upwards” through increments.
      • bid – the submission of an offer by the Participant during the auction for the indicated amount, which is the next allowable increment above the current bid price of the auctioned Object.
      • increment – the amount by which the price of the Object changes during the Auction.
      • winning bid – the acceptance of the most favorable offer made during the Auction by the Participant, resulting in the conclusion of a sales agreement under the conditions specified in the Regulations.
      • Participant/Bidder – a registered person participating in the Auction.
      • sales agreement – an agreement for the sale of the Object within the meaning of Article 535 of the Civil Code concluded between the Auction House and the auction winner.
      • 3. AUCTION OBJECT
      1. The auction objects are movable collectibles, particularly coins, banknotes, medals, miscellaneous objects, decorations, or other collectible objects (hereinafter referred to as “objects”) put up for sale by their owners.
      2. Descriptions of the objects along with the indicative starting price or estimate are presented in the auction catalogue published on the auction website of the Auction House https://rzeszowskidomaukcyjny.pl. These descriptions may be supplemented or changed by the Auction House until the start of the bidding.
      3. The information about the objects presented in the auction catalogue does not constitute an offer by the Auction House within the meaning of the provisions of the Civil Code; it constitutes an invitation to enter into a sales agreement within the meaning of Article 71 of the Civil Code.
      4. The Auction House assures that the descriptions of the objects have been made in good faith based on the experience and expertise of its employees and collaborating experts. However, due to the limitations of conveying all the characteristics of a given object in the description and photographs included in the catalogue, the Auction House encourages interested parties to personally acquaint themselves with all the features of the objects, especially their condition, before the auction begins. The objects will be presented at the premises of the Auction House from the day the registration for the auction opens until the start of their bidding within the respective session.

       

      • 4. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE AUCTION
      1. Any individual who has full legal capacity, corporate entity, as well as an organizational unit without legal personality but having legal capacity, may participate in the auction.
      2. Only interested individuals who successfully register for the auction before its commencement (hereinafter referred to as Participants) will be admitted to the auction procedure.
      3. Participation in the auction is conditional upon the Participant’s acceptance of all provisions of these auction regulations in their entirety and without any reservations.
      4. Registration can be completed at the premises of the Auction House or by using the registration form available on the Auction House’s website. Interested individuals can also register by sending a relevant message to the Auction House’s email address, including their personal data such as: first name, last name, phone number, email address, at least 60 minutes before the scheduled start of the auction.
      5. The condition for effective registration for the auction is the payment of a bid bond, which, in the event of the Participant winning the bidding, will be credited towards the purchase price of the object. In other cases, the bid bond is refunded to the Participant, subject to § 14 para. 4 below. The Auction House will send information about the amount of the bid bond, as well as the deadline and method of payment, to the Participant at the email address provided during the registration process.
      6. In justified cases, the Auction House may approve registration for the auction without the requirement of paying a bid bond.
      7. After successfully registering for the auction, the auction Participant receives from the Auction House a spending limit beyond which they cannot bid. The limit applies to all expenses during the auction, not to individual objects or auction days. The auction Participant may request a change to the spending limit.
      8. The Auction House may refuse to admit individuals to participate in the auction if there is an unresolved doubt regarding their identity, the possibility of entering into a valid sales agreement, suspicion of potential illegal activity, or if their behavior may disrupt the proper conduct of the auction. The Auction House may also refuse admission to individuals who have previously failed to fulfill their obligations towards the Auction House or if there are reasonable doubts about their solvency.
      9. The Auction House guarantees the confidentiality of personal data of auction Participants and owners of the auctioned objects.
      • 5. PERSONAL PARTICIPATION
      1. Only adults who have successfully registered for the auction are allowed to enter the auction room. Minors may only be present in the auction room under the supervision of a registered Participant.
      2. The Participant admitted to the auction is assigned an individual number (hereinafter: identifier), which they use during the bidding process to accept successive increments and are obliged to present it upon every request.
      3. The auction Participant is responsible for the consequences of a third party using their identifier.
      • 6. PHONE BIDDING
      1. The Participant who wishes to participate in phone bidding is required to indicate the objects they intend to bid on and provide their telephone number, which the Auction House will call during the auction. Phone bidding may be recorded, and placing an order is equivalent to giving consent to record the phone conversation. In case of difficulties with the phone connection, the Participant may specify a limit on the bidding order, which the Auction House will bid up to despite the lack of connection. If no limit is specified on the order, the Auction House assumes that the interested party does not intend to purchase the object in question and does not submit any bids for it.
      2. Notification of the intention to participate in phone bidding must be submitted to the Auction House no later than 48 hours before the auction date.
      3. The Auction House is not liable for the consequences arising from difficulties with accessing the telephone network on the Participant’s side, and after three unsuccessful attempts to establish a phone connection, it will refrain from further attempts to contact the participant in this form.

       

      • 7. BIDDING ON BEHALF OF THE PARTICIPANT
      1. The participant may instruct the Auction House to bid on selected objects on their behalf up to a maximum amount specified in the order. The Auction House will bid in increments up to the specified price limit.
      2. The bidding order must be delivered in person to the Auction House’s premises or via the Auction House’s email no later than 24 hours before the start of the auction.
      • 8. ONLINE BIDDING (REAL-TIME INTERNET BIDDING)
      1. The Auction House provides interested parties with the opportunity to bid in real-time via the Internet through the auction platform www.onebid.pl along with Participants gathered in the auction room.
      2. The condition for participating in the auction as described in paragraph 1 above is for the Participant to register on the auction platform via the website www.onebid.pl and meet the technical requirements specified in the Terms and Conditions of the auction platform available at www.onebid.pl/terms.
      3. All actions taken by third parties who have access to the Participant’s end device (computer/tablet/phone) during active login for online bidding are recorded as actions of that Participant. The Participant bears sole responsibility for the consequences of sharing their end device with others or leaving it unattended.
      4. The Auction House is not liable for any problems in the course of the auction caused by the Participant’s lack of Internet access or other technical issues on their end.
      5. By participating in the bidding, the Participant, by clicking the button displaying the amount, submits a binding purchase offer for the auctioned object and accepts the price shown on the button. Clicking the button carries the same weight as raising an identifier in the auction room.
      6. After the auction ends, the online bidding Participant will receive a summary of their purchases at the email address provided during registration for the auction.
      • 9. AUCTION PROCEEDINGS
      1. The auction is conducted in Polish and in accordance with the law in force in the Republic of Poland. Prices at the auction are quoted in Polish zloty. The Auction House assumes that the Participant entering the bidding for a specific object has thoroughly acquainted themselves with its condition.
      2. The auction is conducted by a person appointed by the Auction House (hereinafter: Auctioneer). The decisions made by the Auctioneer during the auction are final.
      3. The Auctioneer determines bid increments according to thresholds published in the catalogue on the object’s page or at their discretion. They are authorized to decide the order of submitted bids, both from the auction room and online or via telephone bids, resolve any disputes, and designate the buyer of the object.
      4. The Auctioneer begins the bidding at the starting price and conducts it upwards.
      5. The Participant’s offer at the auction becomes binding upon its acceptance by the Auctioneer.
      6. An offer made during the auction ceases to be binding if another Participant submits a higher offer, which is accepted by the Auctioneer, either explicitly or implicitly.
      7. The Auctioneer has the right, if deemed necessary, to withdraw an offer, refuse to accept an offer, withdraw an object, revert the auction to a specified moment, or reintroduce an object for bidding.
      8. The Auctioneer has the right to reject an offer that, when combined with previous winning bids in the same auction, exceeds the spending limit of the Participant.
      9. The conclusion of bidding for a particular object occurs after the Auctioneer approves the winning bid (hammering) and informs the participants of this.
      10. The Auctioneer’s acceptance (hammering) is equivalent to the conclusion of a sales agreement between the Auction House and the winning Bidder.
      11. The provisions of the Act of March 1, 2018, on counteracting money laundering and terrorism financing (consolidated text Dz.U. of 2021, item 1132) oblige the Auction House to assess the risk and apply financial security measures referred to in Article 34(1) of this Act. Fulfilling the statutory obligation, in cases specified by law, the Auction House is required to identify the person authorized to act on behalf of the participant, verify their identity and authorization to act on their behalf, and document the financial security measures applied. For these reasons, before finalizing the transaction, the Auction House may require additional data and information from the buyer or the person authorized to act on their behalf, beyond the data provided when registering for the auction, particularly those contained in identity documents, and may make copies of these documents. Refusal to provide this data may constitute grounds for canceling the transaction.
      12. In cases where the amount bid is lower than the reserve price, a conditional agreement with the highest Bidder may be concluded, as the Auctioneer informs after the hammering. The transaction is completed if the Seller agrees to sell the object at a price lower than the reserve price, or if the Bidder raises the offer to the reserve price. Otherwise, the conditional transaction is not completed, and the object may be offered for post-auction sale.

       

      • 10. POST-AUCTION SALE

      Some objects that remained unsold at the auction may be put up for sale in a post-auction sale. The selling price of objects offered post-auction includes the auction fee and other additional charges. The post-auction sales procedure is subject to the provisions of this Regulation, applied accordingly.

       

      • 11. PAYMENTS
      1. The winning bid amount is subject to an auction fee and any additional charges.
      2. The auction fee is 20% of the hammer price and includes Value Added Tax (VAT).
      3. Additional charges may include any costs related to shipping and insurance of the object.
      4. If the object is located outside the EU at the time of the auction, an additional 8% VAT tax will be added to the final price, as stated in the description of the object by the Auction House.
      5. Among the additional fees, there are those resulting from Article 19 of the Act of February 4, 1994, on Copyright and Related Rights, which grant the creator and their heirs the right to so-called “droit de suite,” i.e., remuneration for the professional resale of original copies of a work of art or photography. This fee is calculated based on the following rates:

      1)    5% of the selling price portion, if that portion falls within the range up to the equivalent of 50,000 euros, and

      2)     3% of the selling price portion, if that portion falls within the range from the equivalent of 50,000.01 euros to the equivalent of 200,000 euros, and

      3)     1% of the selling price portion, if that portion falls within the range from the equivalent of 200,000.01 euros to the equivalent of 350,000 euros, and

      4)     0.5% of the selling price portion, if that portion falls within the range from the equivalent of 350,000.01 euros to the equivalent of 500,000 euros, and

      5)     0.25% of the selling price portion if that portion exceeds the equivalent of 500,000 euros

      however, not exceeding the equivalent of 12,500 euros.

      1. The fee for droit de suite is determined using the average euro exchange rate announced by the NBP on the day preceding the Auction or – in the event of an auction taking place on a day following a day when NBP average exchange rates are not published – using the latest average euro exchange rate published by the NBP prior to the auction day.
      2. No fees are charged for droit de suite if the auctioned price of the artwork or photograph is lower than the equivalent of 100 euros.
      3. The bid amount, auction fee, and additional fees constitute the purchase price of the auctioned object. The purchase price represents the gross price.
      4. The ownership rights to the auctioned object transfer to the buyer upon payment of the full purchase price. Until the full purchase price is paid, the object remains in the custody and control of the Auction House.
      5. Payment of the purchase price is possible directly after the auction at the auction location or within 7 days from the end of the auction. In case of failure to receive payment within the specified period in the previous sentence, the Auction House will send a payment request to the buyer, setting an additional deadline for payment under the penalty of withdrawal from the contract.
      6. The Auction House may additionally charge a fee of 10 PLN for each day of unauthorized storage of the auctioned object starting from the 30th day after the end of the auction, if it is not collected during that time or if the auction winner does not pay the shipping cost due.
      7. All payments are accepted in Polish złoty.
      8. The Auction House allows for transactions to be settled in euros (EUR) or US dollars (USD) by prior arrangement with the interested party.
      9. Accepted forms of payment include bank transfer or cash, subject to the provisions of act 15 below.
      10. The Auction House accepts cash payments only for orders equivalent to less than 10,000 EURO.
      11. For bank transfers, the day of payment is considered when the funds are received into the Auction House’s bank account. Payments can be made to bank accounts held by Bank Pekao SA:

      Payments in Polish złoty (PLN):

      26 1240 4751 1111 0010 8257 5903 [PLN]

      Payments in foreign currency:

      90 1240 4751 1978 0010 8392 8104 [EURO]

      36 1240 4751 1787 0010 8392 8247 [USD]

       

      • 12. RECEIPT OR DELIVERY OF AUCTION OBJECTS
      1. The collection of the auctioned object will occur upon payment of the full purchase price to the Auction House.
      2. The collection of the purchased object takes place at the auction venue or at the Auction House’s premises, after prior arrangement with the buyer regarding the details of collection.
      3. Upon the buyer’s request, the Auction House may send the object to the address specified by the buyer.
      4. In the case of shipping the object, the buyer bears the costs of its delivery. They may choose the method of delivery from the options proposed by the Auction House or specify the method of delivery independently.
      5. The receipt of the shipment by the buyer or by a person who has demonstrated that they are authorized to receive the shipment on their behalf shall be deemed as effective delivery of the auctioned object.
      6. The Auction House shall not be liable for any incorrect indication of the delivery address by the buyer, nor for the loss or damage of the object in the event it is left by the carrier or courier, at the request and with the consent of the buyer, with an unauthorized person or at a different address, especially with security, building management, neighbor, in a mailbox, etc.
      7. In the case of delivery of objects to countries outside the European Union, the buyer bears sole responsibility for covering the costs of customs duties and taxes that may be imposed on them in connection with the execution of the contract.
      • 13. COMPLAINTS
      1. All complaints are handled in accordance with Polish law, and they should be reported to the Auction House via email. The complaint should include a description of the issue, the reasons for filing it, and the buyer’s identifying information.
      2. Complaints do not cover defects, faults, or inaccuracies resulting from buyer errors or mistakes, as well as the improper functioning of the internet browser or telecommunication links on their side.
      3. If the information provided in the complaint requires supplementation, the Auction House requests the buyer submitting the complaint to provide the necessary additional details before considering the complaint.
      4. The Auction House processes the complaint within 14 days from the date of its receipt. In case supplementation of the complaint is necessary, this period starts from the day of receiving the supplemented complaint.
      5. The response to the complaint, including the method of its resolution, will be sent exclusively to the email address provided by the buyer. In particularly justified cases, including at the explicit request of the buyer, the Auction House may send the response to the complaint to another email address or in written form to the address provided by the buyer for correspondence.
      6. In case of a negative resolution of the complaint, if the buyer is a consumer, they have the option to use out-of-court methods of complaint resolution and seeking claims. Detailed information in this regard can be found on the website http://www.uokik.gov.pl.
      7. Disputes may also be resolved by an arbitration court if the complaint procedure has been completed, and both parties to the dispute agree to it. In other cases, any disputes may be subject to resolution by the courts with jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure and general jurisdiction.
      8. In case the complaint is recognized, the buyer is obligated to return the object at their expense in an unchanged condition. The Auction House will refund the full purchase price to the buyer.
      • 14. RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL
      1. The purchaser of the object who is a consumer has the right to withdraw from the contract concluded at a distance or outside the premises of the Auction House within 14 days of its conclusion without giving any reason, subject to paragraph 2 of this provision.
      2. Auctions organized by the Auction House are public auctions within the meaning of Article 2(6) of the Act of 30 May 2014 on Consumer Rights, i.e., they involve the submission of offers to the Auction House by Participants who either physically attend or can attend the auction, and in which the winning bidder is obligated to conclude a contract. Pursuant to Article 38(11) of the aforementioned Act, consumers who have entered into a sales contract through a public auction, either in person or using means of direct distance communication, do not have the right to withdraw from the contract.
      3. The Auction House is entitled to withdraw from the sales contract if it cannot implement the security measures referred to in Article 34(1) of the Act on Counteracting Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing of 1 March 2018 (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 723).
      4. The Auction House may withdraw from the sales contract in case of non-payment within the deadline specified in § 11 para. 10 above. In such a case, the deposit paid by the Participant in accordance with § 4 para. 5 is not refundable.
      • 15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
      1. The content of the online auction house website and auction catalog, including but not limited to: photos, texts, graphics, logos, compilations, layout, etc., constitute subject matter of copyright or industrial property rights and are subject to legal protection. Copyrights belong to the Auction House and/or their creators.
      2. The User/buyer is not entitled to copy, distribute, reproduce, aggregate, or modify any data and other information posted on the Auction House’s website and auction catalog. In particular, automated downloading of this content and any presentation thereof is prohibited without the written permission of the Auction House.
      • 16. LEGAL LIMITATIONS
      1. The Auction House informs that, according to Article 51 of the Act of 23 July 2003 on the Protection of Monuments and the Guardianship of Monuments, a one-time permit for permanent export of a monument abroad is required for collections of historical, paleontological, ethnographic, or numismatic significance, the value of which exceeds 16,000 PLN.
      2. The obligation to obtain the necessary export permits lies with the auction winner. The Auction House does not mediate in the procedure of obtaining the aforementioned permit.
      3. Failure to obtain permission to export the object abroad does not exempt the buyer from the obligation to pay the purchase price for the auctioned object.
      4. The Auction House informs that according to Article 20(2) of the Act of 21 November 1996, the right of first refusal for the purchase of an auctioned antique belongs to a registered museum at the price determined after the bid is accepted.
      • 17. PERSONAL DATA
      1. The Auction House, as the data controller, commits to take all necessary technical and organizational measures appropriate to the level of risk to ensure the security of all personal data and content provided by the Participant in connection with their participation in the Auction.
      2. Personal data is processed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR) and the Act of 10 May 2018 on the protection of personal data (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1000).
      3. The detailed rules regarding the processing of personal data are included in the GDPR Information Obligation available on the Auction House’s website.
      • 18. FINAL PROVISIONS
      1. The auction regulations do not exclude or limit any rights of the Participant who is a consumer that are granted to them by the mandatory provisions of the law. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the auction regulations and the mandatory provisions of the law granting consumers specific rights, the latter shall take precedence.
      2. In the event of a change or invalidation of any provision of the auction regulations by a competent authority or court decision, the remaining provisions of the regulations remain in force and binding for the Auction House and Participants.
      3. The applicable law for the sales agreement between the Auction House and the buyer is Polish law.

    With collector’s greetings.

    RDA team