- Consignment of Individual Items
- Consignment of Collections
- Consignment Forms
- Written Appraisals
- Image Upload
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 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 Ken Labnon (603-680-1676) or Gary Yeaton (603-491-7136) for more information or to arrange a written appraisal. Our email us at email@example.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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