Step 1: Registration
Please register by clicking here. Even if you do not plan to bid on other auction lots, registration is required. This will enable us to assign your lots to your individual account, so you can monitor the status of your consignments before, during, and after the auction. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email which you must reply to in order to complete your registration. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case your registration confirmation email is filtered and flagged as unwanted junk mail.
Step 2: Packing List
Click here to fill out a packing list. This form will allow us to correctly credit your items to you, and ensures that nothing is mistakenly discarded with packing materials. Print out 2 copies for each package. Include a signed copy in the package and save one for your records. (International Shipments: send as email - including this list in the package may cause problems). All consignments must be received 30 days prior to the beginning of the next auction.
Step 3: Shipping
Please pack your items carefully and ship via any carrier that satisfies your security and insurance requirements. Please select a shipping option that includes some type of signature upon delivery, as we will only assume liability for your lots when we sign for them. After receiving your shipment, we will verify the contents of your packages against your packing slips, verify the authenticity of each piece, and begin the process of photographing and describing your lots for the next auction. If you have any shipping questions, please feel free to email us before you ship.
Step 4: Selling your Lots
Our auctions generally run for about 15 days, and are preceded by a review period of at least two weeks during which your artifacts will receive continued vetting and review. You can expect your lots to begin with an opening bid that is approximately 30% to 40% of the expected hammer price. We do not place reserves on any lots, and reserve the right to end an auction early in cases where an authenticity issue arises. Once the auction closes, you will be able to check your account to see how your lots performed.
Step 5: Payment and Returns
Once the auction ends, we process buyer invoices, payments and ship. On average, it takes 30 days to settle an auction and pay the consignors. Some consignors will receive payment in as little as two weeks, but please allow up to 6 weeks for payment; it all depends on how quickly winning bidders pay for their lots. If there are any unsold lots, we will contact you about returns along with payouts after the end of the auction.