Helander holds three kinds of auction:
1) online auctions
2) hammer auctions
3) special auctions
An online auction is held online only. In an online auction, bidding begins when the Lot is posted and ends when the lot is closed. The lots are closed in at a predetermined time. There is no auctioneer in an online auction.
Your bid is the highest price that you are willing to pay for the lot in question. The Automatic Bidding will raise your bid on your behalf by the minimum increment and notify you if another bidder exceeds your bid. Bid raises are done according to the Bid increment scale, and you will be included in the bidding up until the maximum you set.
You may view the lots being auctioned in the catalogue. A viewing is held before each auction. For more information on auction timetables and the lots, see the event page.
We hold hammer auctions at our premises that are also accessible online. You can enter the auction and submit bids as soon as the catalogue is posted. You can submit a bid in any of four ways:
A viewing is held before each auction. For more information on auction timetables and the lots, see the event page.
We also hold customised auctions on commission, known as special auctions. Our partners in these in the past have included Konstrundan, the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, Osuuspankki, Stora Enso sekä Konepaja.
Proceeds from special auctions are generally donated in part or in full to charity to support arts, culture, children, or the natural environment, which are causes that are important to us. Because every special auction is unique, see the event pages to find out how to take part.