FAQs for Prospective Consignors
-What types of items do you accept for auction?
We accept quality bottles, flasks, jars, blown glass, insulators, lamps, stoneware, advertising items, glass house memorabilia, related go-with items and miscellaneous.
-Is there a minimum value for items accepted for consignment?
If your prospective consignment consists of only one single item, the minimum value we can accept is $1000.00 or higher. For groups of items the total minimum group value is 2000.00 or higher, with the individual items in the group valued at 300.00 or higher. While we frequently list items of lower value than these minimums, we already have an adequate supply of these type items, and are unable to accept more.
-Do you also purchase items outright?
Yes we do. In addition to our full-service consignment auction, we can also offer you the option of direct purchase (high-value items) if preferred.
-Do you accept irradiated glass for auction?
No, we cannot accept color-altered items including irradiated, stained or coated.
-Can I place a reserve price on consigned items?
We conduct an "absolute" auction without hidden reserves. With our large, world-wide audience of knowledgeable collectors, we obtain strong selling prices without reserves.
-Can you sell my item from just my pictures?
Consigned items will need to be in our possession in order to inspect, photograph, research and describe them for auction. If you're located too far away to drive your consignments to our location, the best way to get your items to us, is to ship by US Mail insured. We also attend many bottle shows across the country where we can meet to take your consignments. For large consignments or collections we can make arrangements to travel to your location for pickup.
-What are the terms for sellers?
If you have individual items or a collection to consign, please contact us at the link below. Alternatively, our direct contact information can be found on the About Us page. Once you let us know the specific items that you wish to consign, we will then provide you with contract information and fully detailed sales terms and commission rate.