Floating World Auctions
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Floating World Auctions is the world's leading on-line auction of Japanese prints and paintings, offering exceptional works of all periods and genres, including ukiyo-e, shin hanga, sosaku hanga and contemporary works. Prior to Covid, we ran bi-annual sales in the spring and fall, along with occasional no reserve timed auctions. Since April, 2020 we have increased the pace of our auction, holding a themed sale approximately every 6 to 8 weeks. We purchase artwork outright as well as accept consignments. Bill and Roberta Stein manage the auction. Between them, Bill and Roberta have over 60 years experience in the trade.
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Bidder Reviews for Floating World Auctions (209)
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Aug 18, 2023
Always a reliable auction house!
I bought several times from Floating World and their service is excellent. Highly recommended.
EvanNew Brighton, MN
May 26, 2023
Very nice to deal with
Communication was excellent, they helped me with a misunderstanding. I appreciated that a lot. Items were very well packed. They look great and the auction pictures were accurate. My only issue was UPS somehow sent the package elsewhere, and took an extra week to get it to me. But that doesn’t reflect badly on Floating World. UPS just isn’t as good as it used to be.
Mar 24, 2023
It's easy to sign up, bid, and the customer service is great
I'm so happy to have found Floating World Auctions! It's easy to sign up and bid. When I have a questions, I call and get to speak to nice people who have all the answers. Thank you!
Mar 19, 2023
Very Pleased with Selection/Variety
I always look forward to browsing the listings on Floating World's auctions. I have purchased perhaps two dozen prints from there over the past two years. Always a good variety to peak my interest. Buyer premium of 28 % is quite high-more than most auction houses I have dealt with, but also not the highest. But it does impact my bidding decisions. My only caution (my only negative) is that I wish this seller would consider on a consistent basis clearly stating when a print is a later edition or later printing. When only the original print date is listed in the description, it could easily be misunderstood by a less-informed buyer to be the printing date of the actual print listed for sale. I am more respectful of the galleries who do this-those who provide more information rather than less. This said, I would can still provide an overall positive recommendation for Floating World, and I will continue to purchase from them.
LoïcRenens Vd, CH
Dec 27, 2022
Very helpful and professional Gallery, top quality shipping service. I definitively would recommend this business for the first class service.
Dec 23, 2022
Another great buy from FWA
Great prints which were entirely as advertised. They accommodated my choice of shipper. The whole experience was hassle-free.
Nov 12, 2022
Excellent communication. trustfully seller.
Perfection. item. packaging protection. shipping tracking. communication. advise given Really listening to you
Nov 12, 2022
Fast shipping, well packaged
Invoice was sent quickly and shipping was prompt. The item was extremely well packaged and arrived in perfect condition.
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