Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appraisal?
First of all, what is the appraisal for? If you’re just curious or interested in selling or consigning the item, usually a verbal evaluation is all you need. But if you need to know an item’s value for insurance purposes or the division of an estate (for example), then you probably need a written appraisal.
How do I consign an item (or items) for one of your auctions?
Just give us a call or send us an email; we’ll talk about what you have, how best to sell your items, and answer any questions you may have.
How soon will I be paid for my consignments?
Payments are generally made within 45 days after auction’s conclusion.
Do you buy items or estates?
We do! Please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.
What sort of items are you looking for?
The best-selling items are, naturally, items that are desirable and valuable. We are always interested in jewelry, coins, sterling silver, fine art, antique furniture, oriental rugs. Generally speaking, if items were expensive when they were new, then there’s usually a strong second market for them.
How do you advertise or promote your auctions?
- Creating a web listing for each item
- Ad creation for your auction
- Ad creation for categories of items within your auction
- Social media campaigns on Facebook and Instagram
- Inclusion in estate liquidation platforms like EstateSales.net
- Emails to our previous buyers
- Direct outreach to museums, galleries and collectors interested in your items
Where are your auctions held?
All of our auctions are online.
Where are auction items located?
Items may be at our office, your location, bank vaults, or other facilities as needed.