How to Consign

Selling FAQ

Thank you for your interest in selling with Brunk Auctions. We are a consignment based auction house, so we do not buy objects or estates outright. This means that your goal as a consignor and our goal as your representative in the marketplace are the same: the best possible price, and a smooth, transparent transaction.

What is the Process?


You do not need an appraisal to sell with us. Our specialists provide free evaluations, telling you how they feel your object or objects will sell in the current market.

Click Here to email our Consignment Coordinator, Karen Swager, and submit photos for valuation.

It is important to include some basic information about the object you are interested in consigning. Be sure to provide good overall photos of the object along with a brief description. Other useful information to consider including in your submission are the item’s dimensions, where the object was purchased, any history or provenance of the piece, if there is any damage, and if there are any labels, signatures or maker’s marks on the piece. If you have a large collection or estate, a few representative photos and descriptions will help us the most.

Please feel free to email our Consignment Coordinator directly:

Consignment Agreement

We pride ourselves on the brief amount of time it takes us to respond to inquiries. Once your photos are received, our specialists will review them and contact you within two weeks.

Based on photographs or first hand evaluation, our specialists will provide feedback on the current market and provide preliminary auction estimates. Should we agree to work together, we will formalize the agreement in a contract called a Consignment Agreement. The Consignment Agreement will have all of the details of sale on it, from the list of objects to be sold, to where we will send the check when your objects sell. We will contact you before the sale to discuss final auction estimates.


The seller’s commission is a percentage of the final selling price at auction. We do not charge up-front or hidden fees, and our commissions are inclusive of insurance, marketing, and photography. Our commission differs based on the size and rarity of the objects you intend to consign. We always strive to keep commissions competitive, and we feel they reflect our quality and standard of service.

Handling and Transportation

It’s okay if you aren’t a local. We do business all over the country. We take pride in our use of full-time employees to transport your property to our gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. Outside of the consignment cost, this is the only other fee we may charge. This fee is minimal and is only to cover the costs of transportation.

Once your objects are in our possession, whether in our vehicles or in our offices, they are fully covered by our insurance policy.


After an auction you will be sent a settlement statement, outlining the objects which you consigned, and their selling price. Once this document is signed and returned, we are able to send you your check. You will be paid 30 days after the auction.

Terms of Sale

For complete information about topics like sellers commissions, bidding increments, endangered species, shipping and more please see our complete Terms of Sale.

Terms of Sale