Amsterdam Book Auctions
Welcome to the website of auction house Amsterdam Book Auctions.
We are auctioning off Books, Comics, Posters, Prints, Art, Antiques, Furniture, Curiosities, Collector items and Ephemera. In addition, we are auctioning household goods and we regularly hold thematic auctions.
Auction 39 - Books, Prints, Art, Curio and Ethnographica
Tuesday, April 4 2017 at 7pm CET
CET = Central European Time (GMT+1)
Saturday 1, Sunday 2, Monday 3 and Tuesday, April 4 from 11am until 5pm CET
Location preview days and auction
Quellijnstreet 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Click at an auction (left column) to view the auction catalogs.
Should you wish to be notified about our auctions, subscribe to our newsletter for free through the top left button on this page.
Approx. eight auctions per year.
Opening hours: Saturday from 12:00 to 17:00 hours
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will receive an electronic catalog (PDF) automatically. You can also use the website to browse through the lots. Simple prints are available at the venue. Bidders without e-mail can receive a print version of the catalog, via the ’normal’ mail, cost 12 euros including shipping.
Note: catalogs downloaded from the website, are subject to change.
Categories Books and Prints
Book Science, Bibliography and Typography, Manuscripts, Autographs and Documents
Science, Technology, Medicine, Natural History, Physics, Biology, Philosophy and Archaeology
Topography, History, Heraldry and Genealogy
Art, Music, Photography, Dance, Ballet, Art Resources, Applied Art, Performing Arts, Auction and Exhibition Catalogues
Literature, Poetry and Bibliophile editions
Miscellaneous, Theology, Mysticism, Freemasonry, Judaica, Hebraica, Tarot, Occult, Indonesia, Asian, Esotericism, Gastronomy, Fashion, Erotica, Transportation, Sport, Chess, etc.
Antique Maps and Prints, 16th - 19th century: Maps, Atlases, Topography, Japanese prints, Cityscapes, Asiatica, etc. Drawings and Watercolours
Tribal Art, African art, Indonesia, Asia, Chinese and Japanese Printmaking
Old, Antique and Rare Books
Categories Antiques, Art & Collectables
Toys, Dolls, Art Deco and Art Nouveau, Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Tools, Silver, Copper, Tin, Gold, Ivory, Glass, Crystal, Memorabilia, Curiosities, Old Games, Dinky Toys, Archaeology, Fossils and Tin Toys
Ceramics, European, Asian and Dutch, Majolica, Pottery, Pottery, and Delftware
Collections, Coins, Stamps, Trading Card Albums, Postcards
Visual Arts, Photography, Graphics, Drawings, Paintings, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Gouache, Sculptures, Applied Arts, Photography and Posters
Amsterdam Book Auctions is an auction house that annually organizes six live auctions. The emphasis lies usually on books in the fields of history, book science, technology, general science, topography, literature, comic books, prints, cards, memorabilia, lithographic posters and comic books, but also items such as toys, art, antiques, Judaica, Asiatica, tin, silver, ceramics, glass and many other auction worthy items.
Contribution and valuation
Submissions from all categories are currently being accepted.
You are always welcome to bring items for upcoming auctions, so do not hesitate if you have something you want to sell through one of our auctions.
Click the tab Consign
at the top of this page) for more information. You can enter your goods at all times.
After evaluation, we will advise you on the minimum and target price, and what in your case will be the most suitable auction.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +31 20 379 00 60. We would love to hear from you!
The actual bidding takes place at the live auction.
If you are unable to attend an auction it is possible to make your bids prior to the auction. This can be done by means of an e-mail, normal mail (see the bid form in the catalog), during the viewing days, through this website or by telephone. The bids are blinded and only known to the Auctioneer. These bids will be included in the live auction by the Auctioneer. In some cases, it is possible to make your bids (in particular, the more expensive lots) by telephone during the auction.
Bidding by the internet
You can place your bids on our website by creating a (free) account. You can place bids after you have logged in by clicking on one of the auctions in the left column and browse the lots. When you confirm a bid, this counts as an agreement and it will be included in the auction.
A few days after the auction, we send our customers a catalog of unsold lots. This will also be published on the website.
You can view the terms and conditions by clicking on the "buy" button.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and invite you to visit our auctions!