Antique Book Consignment
Ready to sell?
We do all the work for you.
What is consignment, anyway? If you’re looking to sell an antique book or a collection, consignment may be ideal.
Consignment means that we will sell your items at auction on your behalf. After the sale, we are paid a small percentage of the final sale price and you are paid the balance.
Get 70% of the auction sale!
We offer very competitive rates, allowing you to pocket 70% of the auction sale price.
We take care of all the auction fees and shipping, and include professional photography, professionally designed auction listings and a well-researched and detailed description for every item.
Why should I consign?
Our priority is to present your items to bidders worldwide with the same care and attention to detail that we do our own. A high-quality auction listing ensures that your item will be seen at its best, and gives your item the opportunity to achieve a desirable price in the current market.
What are your fees?
How do you handle a library or collection?
For libraries or collections that are considerably larger (300+ items), we recommend tackling the consignment project in portions. In this way, you’re able to hold the balance of your collection while we process the group in smaller lots, working our way through the entirety of the collection.
How does an eBay auction work?
Once the winning bidder has submitted payment, the item will be packaged and shipped to the winning bidder.
What's the starting price?
This is our recommendation based upon 10 years of experience at auction, and we’ve found that its the best way to both entice bidders and to achieve a fair auction value.
What's a reserve price?
We do not recommend using auction reserves; reserves tend to discourage bidders and many items pass at auction without bids when placed under reserve.
When do I get payment for my item(s)?
Large auction houses typically take 30 days or more to send your portion of the profit; we strive to send payment as quickly as 14 days following a successful auction transaction. A successful auction transaction would be one in which the item has been received by the winning bidder to their satisfaction and the sale is fully finalized.
Consigned Items Should Be
Antique (dated 1900 or earlier), rare, or otherwise desirable
Estimated to have a retail value of $100 or more
In good (or better) condition
What’s included in the fee?
This fee includes the following services:
High-quality photography + editing
Professional grade auction listing*
24-hour customer assistance for bidders
Packaging and shipment of all items sold*
How to sell your rare books at auction
We’re primarily interested in consigning rare books published before the 20th century.
Our aim is to make the consignment process as easy as possible for you to sell your rare books at auction.
To get started, simply submit a few details about the antique book(s) you’d like to sell; after reviewing, if your items are a good fit for auction, we’ll contact you by email with further details about how to sell your rare books.
Let’s Get Started!
SUBMIT YOUR BOOKS
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