Issue #72  5/8/2004
Use Our Services For Condition Reports and Bidding Advice At Upcoming London and Paris Auctions

Just a reminder, I will also be attending most of the upcoming London and Paris auction events and would be happy to represent your interests there. We

usually preview and bid for clients, who arrange their payments and shipping with the auction houses directly (although we can assist here as well if you


Our basic charge is 5% of the hammer price (about half the normal going rate) against a minimum charge of $250 in Europe. This minimum charge is in case you choose not to bid after our condition report and advice or are unsuccessful in your bidding. Only the 5% fee is charged if you are successful and the hammer price is over $5,000 in Europe. Believe me when I say that we have saved clients thousands of dollars in bad bids and have helped others attain top

pieces at auction.

Just call Lisa Brown at Vintage Works, Ltd. at 1-215-822-5662 to make arrangements; or call Alex Novak direct in Europe at +33-699606505, or, if in Paris, 0699606505.

I would also be very happy to meet clients while in Paris May 11-14 and then again May 25-June 8 or in London May 15-24. Please let me know immediately (I leave May 10) if there are any images that I should bring that I can show you privately. I will also be exhibiting a modest amount of material at the London Photography Fair at the Bonnington Hotel on Sunday, May 16th.