Auction House Helander has been in business since 1994. We help our clients sell a wide range of items, such as furniture, lighting fixtures, design and art, paintings, jewellery and many kinds of collectibles. We also accept sweep out assignments for houses, storage facilities and estates.
Each year, Helander organises some 30 floor auctions for which bids can also be submitted online. Our buyer and seller clients include private individuals as well as various public authorities, other public entities and other organisations. We serve both domestic and international clients from our offices in the Viikki district of Helsinki, Finland.
WHY CHOOSE AN AUCTION?
Buying from an auction is safe. The items are assessed by professionals. For example, the authenticity of jewellery and the materials used in antique currency are inspected using state-of-the-art technology. Buying from an auction is also an eco-friendly choice. The lifespan of high-quality vintage items can be as long as several centuries.
Selling items by auction is convenient. You can bring your item to us or place an order for our collection service. We take care of everything: assessing the item, insurance, cataloguing, photography, marketing, presentation and handing the item over to its new owner. The proceeds from the sale are transferred directly to your bank account.
We provide guidance and advice. In some cases, an auction lot might be subject to droit de suite, which refers to a statutory fee for the resale of works of art, or the sale of a particular auction lot might be subject to a special permit. We will also let you know if selling your item in an auction is not worthwhile. Helander’s assessment services are free of charge for items offered for sale in an auction.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT US!
Whether you’re a regular customer or a first-timer, you can find a lot of useful information on our website, including information on auctions, auction schedules and instructions for selling and buying. You can also read our wide-ranging blog, download our free e-books and browse our previous auction catalogues complete with pricing information.