Selling

Consignment of Individual Items

Before you make the decision to sell antiques, jewelry, or fine art, give us a call so that we may assist you in determining the value of your items and whether they are suitable for sale at auction or another format.

Step 1-Call Us First or Send Us a Photo and Description

If you think you have an item or several items for consignment, call us for a free consultation.  We may find that your items would be ideal for auction or we may need additional information and a with an accompanied photograph. You can use the IMAGE UPLOAD feature. There is also an option for bringing in items in person for appraisal with a prior appointment.

Step 2-Receive a written or verbal appraisal

We will provide verbal auction evaluations free of charge and with no obligation to consign.  If you need a written appraisal for estate planning, tax, or insurance purposes, we will waive the appraisal fee if you are considering selling your items at our auctions.

Consignment of Collections

Step 1-Receive a Preliminary Appraisal

During a House Call, we offer a complete appraisal service, for both estate and insurance purposes. Our appraisers are and have over 50 years’ experience as collectors and dealers in estate antiques and decorative furnishings.

Step 2-Sign a Consignment Contract

Please carefully review and sign your contract. The contract will contain the following:

    • The commission rate and fees that you will be charged
    • The high and low auction estimates listed for each item; for large lots a total high and low estimate will be given
    • High value objects may contain a reserve, or a minimum price at which the item can sell
    • Most items will be offered without reserve to stimulate competitive bidding

We cannot guarantee a final hammer price but we will inspire potential bidders to join the market for your items

Step 3-Have Us Transport the Collection

We will schedule efficient moving services for large consignments and estates. After your house call, we will schedule a truck to gather the collection at a later date. We use experienced shippers who have handled priceless collections.

Step 4-Photograph, Catalog, and Market Your Collection

We will give your collection worldwide exposure various print and digital media formats. Our specialists will research and catalog your material, our photographers will take high quality pictures, and our marketing team will plan advertisements, digital events, and collector outreach prior to the auction. Superior quality photographs and descriptions of your items will appear in the online auction catalog that have been optimized for web searches. We are committed to maximize value for your consignments.

Step 5-Attend the Auction and Participate in the Action

In the tradition of Dick Withington our auctions are fun and entertaining for both bidders and consignors alike.

Withington Consignment Forms

Withington Auction Consignment Contract
Withington Auction Inventory Sheet

Getting an Appraisal

An appraisal is an opinion of the value of an item which may vary at a given point in time. All Withington appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).   Withington appraisers are accomplished professionals and will provide an efficient and reliable estimate of value. For a written appraisal Withington will charge a competitive fee. However, a written appraisal is not a necessary condition for selling at auction. At Withington we provide verbal estimates of value free of charge.

Market Value

Market value can be Fair Market Value or Replacement Value. A Fair Market Value Appraisal from Withington is a document stating the resale or auction value of your item/property. A Fair Market Value Appraisal is often needed for estate tax or charity purposes. Replacement value, on the other hand, is normally used for insurance purposes and reflects the retail replacement value of the item/property.

Both types of appraisals will contain a detailed description of each item valued.

Appraisal Appointments and House Calls

Our appraisers must view your items/property in person to assess value. Withington expert appraisers can conduct an appraisal by appointment at our Goffstown, NH offices or they can willingly conduct house calls at your home or place of work.  Withington appraisers will travel throughout the US for items/property of high value.

Contact Us

Contact Ken Labnon (603-680-1676) or Gary Yeaton (603-491-7136) for more information or to arrange a written appraisal. Our email us at withington@nhauctionsandappraisals.com

Before we accept an item on consignment, we have to see it. Take pictures and send all relevant information to our appraisal team including your purchase price or estimate of value.  Please submit  a minimum of 3 to 10  .jpg / .jpeg / .png images per item. One of the entire item, plus detailed views of signatures, marks, or damage, is helpful.

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    Withington Legacy & Current Staff

    Dick Withington Lives On

    “Grand Master of the Auction Block” – As a boy he worked for the local country auctioneers during the summer, as well as helping his mother in her Antique Shop. Dick then worked for Keene auctioneer, Jim Hall, doing everything from setting up the tents to calling on occasion. Under his guidance, Dick learned how to combine entertainment & humor, while selling some of the finest New England antiques. In 1949, armed with ambition & lots of natural ability, Dick started his own auction company. He soon surpassed his competition to become the best Country Auctioneer in the business. Demonstrating that Auction selling can be entertainment, he has deservedly earned the title of “The Bob Hope of the Auction Block!” Through the years, he led almost 2,500 auctions, as a leading player in the auction world, he sold some of the finest American Antiques and Furnishings.  His involvement in selling Dolls at Auction began back in 1959 when he sold Mrs. Alexander Smith’s Doll Museum and since then has sold doll collections for individuals and museums continuously.

    As New Hampshire Auctioneer’s License #1, Dick would sell until his last days … “as long as he was able to stand up and talk!”  Dick always worked tirelessly promoting the business he so loved. We are enormously grateful to be allowed to preserve his legacy We have been fortunate to be able to learn from the master and will always miss him.

    Marcia and Larry Leizure

    Larry Leizure – “President, Computer Tech, Appraiser”Began working part-time for Withington a generation ago, running the auction business when Dick was wintering in Florida.  Innovations such as a WEB-site and full color catalogues have helped to bring the auction company into the 21st c.  Withington Auction Inc.  was formed in May of 2005, separating the auction business from the many-faceted business dealings of Richard W. Withington Inc. This enabled Dick to stay involved and active in the auction business, without the drudgery of daily operations.  Since then, Larry and his wife Marcia have owned and operated the company, using Dick's principles of Honesty and Integrity as the guidelines for running the business. With a degree in business management, a builder of custom homes and historic restorations, and 12 years as director of Buildings and Grounds at Lawrence Academy, Larry can correct, create and solve almost any problem... from plumbing to WEB-site maintenance... he does it all!

    Marcia Leizure – Auctioneer, Publishing &  Merchandising”  Graduating college with a degree in Art and moving to NH with Larry as newlyweds, the world of antiques became a major part of their lives.  Both as collectors and  dealers, they owned and operated many shops since the 70's.  In addition having 20 years experience in  financial management, Marcia brought her skills to Withington’s in January of 2005.  Prior to that time, she would assist with an occasional estate clean-out or an appraisal and was responsible for setting up the country auction previews in the barn.  Over the past 18 years, she has learned the gentle art of auctioneering from the “Master” and received her NH Auctioneer’s License (#4028) in the summer of 2004.

    I am sure Dick Withington would be extremely proud of both Larry and Marcia for maintaining his legacy. Withington Auctions is still a force to be reckoned with in the auction world.

    Mike Reopel

    Partner/Chief Executive Officer, Auctioneer

    1-603-731-9876

    Auctioneer, collector, veteran, and successful business owner and executive, Mike is passionate about continuing the legacy of the Withington Auctions company.  He is a seasoned antiques collector with a special interest in White Mountain (New Hampshire) paintings, rare books, historical documents, early firearms and Dunlap and Seymour furniture.

    A graduate of West Point and Harvard University, Mike served as an airborne ranger in multiple infantry units, taught economics, worked in the White House and created and led several successful businesses.  He received his New Hampshire auctioneer’s license in 2005 and currently owns several small businesses in New Hampshire and abroad.

    Mike is a current board member and Treasurer of the New Hampshire Historical Society.

    Ken Labnon

    Partner/Chief Auctioneer, Appraiser

    1-603-680-1676

    Professional auctioneer and appraiser, Kenneth Labnon, brings 50 years’ experience in the auction business to the Withington Auctions team.  Having worked for multiple auction companies, Ken has completed over 2,000 auctions during his career.  Along the way, he has acquired an excellent working knowledge of antiques market values, as well as expertise in valuing silver and jewelry.ent board member and Treasurer of the New Hampshire Historical Society.

    Ken has donated many hours calling auctions for numerous charitable organizations including, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD), the New England College Alumni Association, the Henniker Rotary Club, the Cardigan Mountain School and others.

    Ken’s extensive experience, professionalism, energy and integrity make him a welcome addition to the Withington Auctions team.

    Gary Yeaton

    Partner/ American Furniture and Clocks Specialist, Appraiser

    1-603-491-2635

    As a professional antiques dealer, appraiser and furniture conservation specialist, Gary brings his knowledge and expertise in valuing American furniture and decorative arts to the Withington Auctions company.  Over his nearly 50-year career buying, selling, restoring and appraising antiques, Gary has acquired a broad range of knowledge in such areas as early paper, books, glass, tools, art, clocks and furniture from every period.  Over time, he developed a particular interest in furniture and clocks of the 18th and early 19th century, with a special focus on New Hampshire furniture makers, including the Dunlaps, for which he is well-known.

    Gary’s excellent professional reputation and wide-ranging knowledge of antiques and the antiques market make him an invaluable member of the Withington Auctions team.

    Gary is a current member of New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association.

    Conditions Of Sale

    Phoenix Auction October 1 - October 8

     

    All lots must be picked up by 13 October or make other arrangements by phone. We have arranged for UPS shipments for your convenience.