The Dutch house Catawiki was founded in 2008 as a platform for collectors. Eight years later, the house has evolved into a highly successful online auction house that offers collector's art, classic cars, antiques, watches, jewellery, fashion, stamps and books. Catawiki strives to offer a wide selection of special items that simply can not be bought on the high street.

blog.php-709 KOKYO KIMURA / SHITOMI KANGETSU - Part 5 of the five-part series "Famous products of mountain and sea" (Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue), with pictures of Dutch ships, Osaka, Chobei Shioya, 11th year of the Kansei 1799  Result: 2 700 EUR

blog.php-710 Unknown artist - Expressionist oil painting, 65 x 45 cm, dated 1918(?)  Result: 3 202 EUR

Every month, the online auctions attract global bidders. With such an international audience, Catawiki runs operations from the Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Italy and Spain with their website available in Dutch, German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Polish and Chinese.

blog.php-711 Folding calligraphy book, China 20th century  Result: 2 801 EUR

blog.php-712 Bracelet made of purple jadeite  Result: 3 500 EUR

An incredible 300 auctions with more than 30 000 objects take place at Catawiki every week, with more than 12 million visitors are attracted to per month. If we're talking numbers, Catawiki also boasts 167 experts which value these objects.

blog.php-713 Oval Ruby from Myanmar (7.17 ct) Result: 7 500 EUR

blog.php-714 Book with green jade plaques with carved Buddhist motifs, China 20-21 century Result: 7 022 EUR

Anyone can sell an object through Catawiki, as long as the collectible piece that has an expected minimum price of €75. Once information and photographs of the object have been sent to Catawiki an expert will carefully vet the submitted object.

blog.php-715 BMW - 2000 CA - 1967 Estimate: 28 000-36 500 EUR Result: 32 000 EUR

Shirt of Finnish football player Jari Olavi Litmanen from his time at Ajax Amsterdam, with autograph and certificate of authenticity Shirt of Finnish football player Jari Olavi Litmanen from his time at Ajax Amsterdam, with autograph and certificate of authenticity Result: 750 EUR

Book with illustrations of water colors in a folder, on that a portrait of China's first president Sun Zhongshan, China 20 century Book with illustrations of water colors in a folder, on that a portrait of China's first president Sun Zhongshan, China 20 century Result: 5 500 EUR

Rare and beautiful cradle made of walnut from a wealthy family from Harlingen, The Netherlands, 17th century Rare and beautiful cradle made of walnut from a wealthy family from Harlingen, The Netherlands, 17th century Result: 759 EUR

Bidders must create an account on Catawiki prior to bidding, which is completely free to do. If your bid is successful, Catawiki handles the safe payment. After this, the object will be on its way within three days. Simple.

Simca - Bertone S coupé - 1970 Estimate: 15 500-20 250 EUR Result: 25 505 EUR Simca - Bertone S coupé - 1970
Estimate: 15 500-20 250 EUR
Result: 25 505 EUR

CARTIER - unisex watch "Santos 100“, 2010 Estimate: 2 200-2 900 EUR Result: 2 200 EUR CARTIER - unisex watch "Santos 100“, 2010
Estimate: 2 200-2 900 EUR
Result: 2 200 EUR

As you can see, buying and selling at Catawiki is simple and above all safe. The next month promises to be just as exciting as the last, with auctions underway this very minute. What are you waiting for? Check out Catawiki here.

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