Discussion in 'Auctions' started by Atlantic Jim, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Bonham's in San Francisco is no longer accepting anything valued under $1000.00
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  2. We are a small antique auction house located in Aurora, Oregon with an average lot price of $75-$150. We handle all the shipping for our clients. We think it makes it easier for bidders to purchase. However, judging by the surprise we get from new bidders, apparently, we are the minority!
  3. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    Like Christies or sothey's, they don't even accepting consignments over $10000(silver value or gold value) if they are contemporary arts by not popular artists.
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  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Good to hear from you again.
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  5. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    Thank you..long
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  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Missed you. I always look forward to your insights. I read them with rapt attention. :):):):)
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  7. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  8. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    It's the shipping that does me in with LiveAuctioneers. If you have to use some 3rd party firm that specializes, you're pretty much looking at a minimum cost of over $150 for even a trinket - if you can find someone who works with that auctioneer.

    With one item in which I was interested, I sent the auctioneer a question about shipping, sent one of their "shipping partners" a question about shipping: didn't hear back from either.

    For low cost items (couple hundred dollars or so), you better be in a position to pick up.
  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    @James Conrad, turned me on to USHIP, which is a clearinghouse for small shippers. My Chippendale chair hooked a ride with a truck going to LA. They did a fantastic job with my piece. Wrapped it, covered it and strapped it.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2020
  10. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info from James!
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  11. Susan Ratliff

    Susan Ratliff New Member

    I have participated in several auctions featured on Live Auctioneer and purchased some Sumida pottery at great prices. The negative for a buyer is the cost of shipping from the auction house to you. The site is free to sign up and invaluable as a resource for what sells and for how much at auctions across the country.
  12. DizzyDaff

    DizzyDaff Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

    I was wondering about them. Thanks everyone who commented. Nice to get views from all angles
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