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Mar 13, 2020 | Luxury

Strauss & Co’s foray into online auctions opens up a world of possibility

A recent development for luxury arts dealer Strauss & Co auctions has been its significant foray into online auctions, catering to a global and digital segment of luxury investors. For the first time, Strauss & Co presents a combined art and fine wine online auction – with bidding running until 16 March on 80 lots from 35 producers on auction, including a fine mix of mature wines and highly sought-after collectables.

Including a line-up of iconic wines from South Africa, Burgundy & Champagne, as well as a wealth of art (by top South African artists such as Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Walter Battiss. Robert Hodgins, Claudette Schreuders, Simon Stone, and others), the auction will also feature a selection of silver, glassware, ceramics and furniture.

The process of online bidding is simple. After registration on the website, bidding confirmations and updates are sent to the bidder via email and sms. Bid from anywhere, at anytime on the fine wine and art lots of this combined Strauss & Co fine wine and art online auction which runs until Monday 16 March at 8pm. See below a quick guide to bidding online.

1. Register

To place a bid on the Strauss & Co art and fine wine online auctions you must first register for the auction to receive a bidder number. Simply click on the “Register to Bid” link and complete the short online form.

2. Browse

You can easily browse online the auction by lot or by producer.

3. Bid

To place a bid click on “Submit your Bid” to show the bidding popup and then just press the submit button to accept the next bid value. Strauss & Co can also bid on your behalf if you enter a maximum amount.

Vital online bidding information

How will I know when I’m outbid?

The system will send you an email and an SMS every time you are outbid on a lot. Please note that due to high traffic volumes we don’t send out notifications in the last hour of an auction.

How do I submit a Commission Bid?

When placing a bid you have the option to submitting a Commission Bid. You can set a maximum amount and the system will bid on your behalf, when required, until your ceiling has been reached. Strauss & Co will notify you once you have actually been outbid so that you can sign in and extend your maximum bid.

How will I know if I was successful?

Once the auction is done Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions will send you an email detailing which lots you have purchased and how you can go about checking out.

International shipping

On purchasing wines from the auction, international shipping can be arranged with the specialised wine couriers, The Vineyard Connection, with the cost of the shipping for the buyer’s own account. Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions will assist you in requesting a delivery quote.


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