Yes. Just send us a picture or two along with any additional information that will help with the identification and valuation. We will respond with our best educated opinion as to the origin and a pre-auction estimate of the piece(s).
Frequently Asked Questions - About Selling
Once we have determined that your item(s) would be appropriate for one of our auctions, you would then need to send them to us here in Montana. Once they are received, we will check them in and assign a code to your consignment. You will receive a Consignment Control form along with an information page describing what to expect in terms of our respective roles in the consignment and auction process. For more detailed information, please see the Seller’s Guide.
We base our commission on a sliding scale that ranges from 15% to 50%. There may also be additional fees. Please see the Seller’s Guide for more information.
If your items are placed in one of our large-production auctions, you will be sent your net proceeds within one month of the close of the sale. Proceeds from our smaller, one-day sales are sent in September, December, and April, but you can request the funds at any time.
Yes and no. We can give you a “guestimation” of the auction value of your item based on current market trends and past auction results. Please keep in mind that the auction value is not usually the same as gallery retail value or insurance value, and is most often less. We are not certified appraisers. Also, you must keep in mind that auction results can vary greatly, up or down, from the pre-auction estimate.
Reserves are accepted on a very limited basis. If the auctioneer agrees to a reserve and the piece doesn’t sell, there is a 5% “buyback” fee (based on the reserve amount) charged to the consignment.
Yes. Once we receive your pieces at our warehouse, they are covered at all times while in our possession. Our insurance carrier is Collectibles Insurance in Hunt Valley, Maryland.