Millon Belgique’s auctions


Millon Belgique, formerly known as Banque Dessinée, has been organising auctions since 2005.

With its dynamic team, it is an ideal intermediary for anyone wishing to sell and for collectors of all kinds who wish to buy.

She is active in the 9th art, paintings, design, jewelry and art in general.


Catalogued auctions


Millon Belgique organises four or five catalogued auctions a year.

Our catalogued auctions are auctions which physically take place in our auction house at Avenue des Casernes in Etterbeek. They are preceded by a two-day exhibition, during which all of the lots are available to be viewed, enabling potential buyers to examine them more closely.

Our catalogued auctions usually proceed at a pace of around 60 to 100 lots an hour. The presiding auctioneer is assisted by a legal supervisor, who ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Printed catalogues are automatically sent to those who have made purchases at previous auctions, and can also be ordered. In addition, a pdf version of the catalogue is available to be downloaded from our website.


Online Auction


Our web auctions take place exclusively on our website. 

Web auctions last one week : they start on the Saturday, and continue until the Sunday evening. The lots are visible on our website as soon as the auction opens (10 am on the Monday0).

As with the catalogued auctions, the lots are exhibited on the Friday of the week of the auction (from 2 pm till 18h), so that they can be inspected by anyone interested.

More detailed information about how these auctions operate can be found in our guidance documents.

Registering, taking part and the newsletter


Before taking part in one of our auctions, you will need to open an account with Millon Belgique and have it validated. This will enable you to organise your bids and submit your bidding instructions independently.


- If you have already taken part in one of our auctions, or made a purchase, you do not need to create another account. Contact us to request your login details.

- If you have never taken part in any of Banque Dessinée’s auctions, be they catalogued auctions or web auctions, you will need to complete a registration form. It is also possible to register in the auction room during the exhibition or on the day of the auction.


Please note that to submit bidding instructions online during our catalogued auctions and/or to take part in our web auctions, when you register you will need to tick the following box: “I accept the Terms & Conditions”.

To validate your account, we ask you to provide proof of your identity by supplying a copy of an identity document when you register. As soon as your account has been validated you will be able to bid in all our auctions, be they catalogued auctions or web auctions.


We request a copy of your identity document (identity card or passport) so that we can check that you are indeed bidding on your own behalf. This exercise is done with the greatest discretion and none of your data is transferred, sold or given to anyone else.


To close your account, simply send an e-mail to [email protected] asking us to do so.


To change your account details, simply log in and select "My Profile" from the menu across the top of the screen. You can edit your account information there.


There are two possible ways of subscribing to our newsletter and receiving information about our auctions.

The first is to sign up by selecting the “Newsletter” option from the menu right at the top of the screen on all the pages of our website. All you have to do is enter your e-mail address and then confirm it when you receive an e-mail from Millon Belgique to that address.

The second is to tick the “Newsletter” box when you register on our site. 


To unsubscribe from our newsletter, simply untick the “Newsletter” box in your account information, which you can access via the « Mon Profil » option at the top of the screen.

Another option is to click on the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletters that you receive.

Buying from Millon Belgique


All our catalogues, for both our catalogued and our web auctions, are available on our website.

Only the catalogues for the catalogued auctions are available on paper and as a pdf. We do not produce printed or pdf versions of our catalogues for our web auctions.

Anyone who makes a purchase will automatically receive the catalogues for the subsequent three catalogued auctions.

In addition, it is always possible to order copies of our printed catalogues (depending on availability).


You can request additional information about all the lots on sale by clicking on the button marked “+ info”, which you will find under the description of the lot.


There are several ways in which you can take part in this type of auction :

- If you come to the auction room to take part in one of our catalogued auctions, you can register at reception, either during the exhibition preceding the auction or during the auction itself. You will then be allocated a bid paddle so that you can bid.

- You can submit bidding instructions either online (by setting a maximum bid) or by telephone (provided that the estimate for the lot concerned is at least €500), either during the exhibition days or via your client account on our website.

- You can take part via Drouot Live, which enables you to follow the auction and bid live via the Internet.


The only way to bid in web auctions is via your client interface on our website. You therefore need to have a validated account (see above).

You can increase your bids manually or submit bidding instructions.


No. Your bidding number is different in each auction, in order to conceal your identity from the other bidders.


You will receive an automatic e-mail confirming each bidding instruction that you submit via your user account.

If you submit bidding instructions when you visit an exhibition prior to a catalogued auction, the instructions will be entered into the system manually by Millon Belgique. You will receive an e-mail confirming that fact.

If that confirmation message doesn’t reach you, please contact us.


Bidding instructions are definitive and binding. Bidding instructions cannot be modified by the user via their user account.


The preliminary results of your bidding instructions are sent to the e-mail address registered in your user account as soon as the auction has finished on the Sunday. The items in bold and marked with an “X” are the ones that you have won.

A definitive purchase statement is sent to you by e-mail in the week following the auction.

If you have already collected your purchases on the day of the auction you can ignore that e-mail.


The costs of each sale are indicated on our website in the Info section (right column) of the catalogs as well as in the paper catalogs for cataloged sales.

You are welcome to collect your purchases at our offices Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm and between 2pm and 6pm. Please make an appointment by answering to this email or by calling +32 (0)2 218 00 18. 

If you wish a home delivery and do not have any shipper, you can contact the shipping company Mail Boxes to receive a quote by completing this form, or the shipping company The Packengers by email to [email protected]. They will take care of the pick up, packaging, shipping and invoicing. 

In some cases, it might be possible for the item(s) be transferred to Millon Paris (19 rue de la Grange Batelière, 75009 Paris) by an independent delivery service. If this is your preferable delivery choice, please let us know by sending us an email and we will consider its feasibility and provide with a quote. No payment will be allowed in Paris as Millon Paris and Millon Belgique are two different companies.

Payments can be made :

- in cash (up to €3,000 including fees, in our Brussels office only)

- by Bancontact (in our Brussels office only)

- by bank transfer to the bank account of Millon Belgique (please note that the payer must be the same person or the same firm as the buyer)

Please note that the payment is due by 5 working days following the auction.

For the time being, the computer remains the best medium to follow both our catalogued auctions (via DrouotLive) and our web auctions.

Selling via Millon Belgique


We offer free appraisals during our opening hours, from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. Appraisals are available exclusively by appointment and are carried out by our colleagues, who are experts in their fields.

Under certain circumstances we can also offer appraisals elsewhere.

A consignment contract is drawn up for each lot, and all lots are insured.

For more information, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.


At the latest one week after the auction you will receive a full statement of the items you entered for sale.

The proceeds from the sale of your items will be paid during the month following the auction.


All the hammer prices are available on our website under the tab of the auction in question.

You can also search for specific lots which we have already auctioned.

Solving problems


If you have forgotten your password you can receive a reminder by simply clicking on « Forgotten your password ? » and entering the e-mail address registered in your account.

You can also send us an e-mail asking us to remind you of your login details.


Check that you confirmed your registration via the confirmation e-mail, which we sent to the e-mail address that you provided when you registered.

Check that you supplied a copy of your identity document to validate your account.

Check that you haven’t inserted any special characters in your username or password.

If it still doesn’t work please contact us.


If you have already made a purchase or taken part in one of our catalogued auctions, send us an e-mail.


If you have already made a purchase or taken part in one of our catalogued auctions you will already have an account with Millon Belgique. However, that account may not necessarily have been validated for bidding via our website. If that is the case (if you have already taken part in an auction on our premises) all you have to do is send us e-mail and we will activate your account by e-mailing you the login details for your user space.

Online Appraisal

1. Contact details

2. Item détails

3. Finalize your request

We will come back to you as quickly as possible with an estimate for your object