Important information !
1. According to the law, we are obliged to provide the name and address of the archaeological cultural property that is more than 100 years old and whose value exceeds € 0 and other cultural property, such as coins, whose value exceeds € 2,500.00 Identify the purchaser (Section 42 Paragraph 1 Item 1 KGSG), record this, also in electronic form (Section 45 Paragraph 1 KGSG) and keep these documents for 30 years (Section 45 Paragraph 2 KGSG). We are obliged to present these records to the competent authorities or, if necessary, to an acquirer upon request (§§ 46, 48 KGSG). With our commissioning, you agree to this and release us from confidentiality and data protection obligations and waive a right to erasure.
2. We would like to point out that according to the background paper "Coin Collectors, Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media (BKM), July 2016", the new Cultural Property Protection Act does not require a complete provenance for coins and other cultural goods. In particular, coins that are available in large numbers, have no relevant cognitive value for archeology and are not protected as individual objects by an EU member state are not considered archaeological goods. According to a decision by the Federal Fiscal Court, only coins that are not mass-produced can be of archaeological interest. As an archaeological mass product, coins are generally not subject to the provisions of the Cultural Property Protection Act (Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Art, Ministerialrat von Urff, BSZ, July 15, 2016). In fulfilling our obligations, we assume these own assessments by the legislature and the responsible supreme Schleswig-Holstein state authority.
3. As part of our due diligence obligations (§§ 41, 42 KGSG), we obtain, if necessary, legally binding declarations from our consignors on the provenance, origin, legality and authenticity of the documents of the respective goods and check them within the scope of the reasonable effort, especially the economic reasonableness. We cannot assume any further guarantees, liabilities and responsibilities, in particular in the case of return requests from foreign countries or official or judicial measures.
However, as part of our due diligence, we insure the goods against the publicly accessible directories and databases (Art Loss Register, Interpol file of stolen works of art and ICOM red lists, BKM Internet portal according to § 4 KGSG) and checked by our , usually academic, archaeological, staff to have verified.
4. In the case of purchasers, we assume that they have the import permit in their home country and the export permit from the Federal Republic of Germany drawn up on their own responsibility. With the export license from the Federal Republic of Germany including compliance with customs regulations, we offer to assist on behalf of the purchaser and at his expense, without assuming any liability, guarantee or responsibility beyond the statutory provisions.