How to Consign
If you have items you are considering selling, be it a single item, a large collection, or an entire estate please contact us. A good way to begin is to send or email us photographs of items under consideration so our specialists can make a preliminary evaluation of your property to determine whether it meets our auction criteria. If we determine that your property is not something we can handle in one of our auctions, we will be unable to provide an evaluation.
You can also call us to discuss your property, or to make an appointment to bring it in for evaluation. Based on photographs or seeing the items in person, our specialists will provide feedback on the current market and preliminary auction estimates as needed. We select items for which we have a good market, and age is often not the most important consideration. Condition, provenance (history of ownership), and particular market trends are also important considerations.
Consigned property is itemized on a consignment agreement, a copy of which is given to the consignor. All consigned property is insured by our policy as soon as we take possession of it. Sellers are paid 30 days after the auction in which their property is offered, and an itemized accounting for each lot sold is provided.
Because of advertising deadlines and catalog production time, consignment deadlines for upcoming sales are often two or three months in advance of the sale. We have seven or eight regularly scheduled sales a year. Please call for more information about upcoming deadlines and schedules.