Eldred’s charges a commission based on a percentage of the hammer price for each lot sold. Commissions vary and are based on the total dollar amount of the consignment. An Eldred’s sales professional will provide a written contract with a schedule of all commissions and fees at the time of consignment. In addition to the commission, there is a 1% insurance fee based on the low estimate of an item. There are normally no additional charges for transportation, storage, photography, minor repairs, cleaning, sales preparation, cataloging, record keeping, and promotion.
Because prices realized at auction reflect most accurately an item's current market value, auctions have progressively become the most preferred and reliable means of liquidating property.
Eldred's conducts specialized auctions throughout the year. Our auction expertise covers many areas of fine art, antiques, and decorative arts including Americana, Marine art, American and European decorative arts and paintings, Asian Art, Oriental rugs, decoys, antique tools, and collectibles.
At Eldred's we promote our sales vigorously so that your consignments attract the interest and consideration of the many collectors and dealers who attend our auctions. We advertise regularly in the major antique trade journals, magazines and regional newspapers.
We exhibit your fine art and antiques prior to the auction in our galleries, creating a tasteful setting with attention to detail. We prepare quality illustrated catalogs for all of our major sales. In addition, our computerized mailing list, e-mail newsletter and website provide potential buyers with highlights of sales well in advance of each auction.
Auctions provide a safe, effective means of selling your valuables. Prices realized at auctions reflect most accurately an item's current market value. Not only is selling at auction a profitable option, it is also an uncomplicated process involving six basic steps.
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If you would like to consign items with Eldred's, please contact us by e-mail, or call us at 508-385-3116.
Last updated: February 2, 2016