Frequently Asked Questions 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.
-Do you also purchase items outright?
In addition to our consignment auction service, we also offer the option to purchase your items directly, if that is your preference.
-Do you accept irradiated glass for auction?
No, we cannot accept color-altered items including irradiated, stained or coated.
-Is there a minimum value for items accepted for consignment?
We are happy to accept items valued individually at $300.00 or higher. While we do frequently list items of lower value, we already have an adequate supply of these type items, and are unable to accept more.
-Can I place a reserve price on consigned items?
We conduct an "absolute" auction without hidden reserves. With our large, world-wide audience of knowledgable 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. 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 by email or phone using the contact information on our home 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.