Selling at Auction
Whether you’re downsizing, moving, closing a business or cleaning out the attic consignment is a great option. Consigning with J. Levine is a simple process that is more beneficial than partnering with traditional consignment shops. You can meet with our caring and knowledgeable consignment specialists free of charge and they will give you their honest opinion backed with market knowledge and guide you through the entire process.
A representative will contact you shortly to answer any questions and discuss your options.
By consistently bringing popular and interesting pieces to auction we have created a strong following. With over 6,000 buyers registered at every auction from every state and over 50 countries we always have a wide audience for your items. After all, our mission is to connect the finest collectibles to the finest bidders.
The first step in the process of consigning with J. Levine is to contact our consignment specialists, you can do so by filling out the “Consign Now” form to the left. After leaving your information, a consignment specialist will contact you to learn more about your items and conduct research. The representative will follow up afterwards to set up an in-person appointment time. Items can be brought into our gallery or we can come to you! If you consign we will agree on stipulations and sign a contract. Then you will be asked to arrange shipment, delivery or pick-up of your items.
After receipt of your consigned goods, we will have them tagged and inventoried. This process ensures the proper documentation and tracking of your treasures. Prior to the auction, your items will be stored in our secure storage area and gallery.
Our team of experts representing every different category of antiques and collectibles will provide descriptions and estimates for your auction consignments. When it comes to highly specialized niche categories, we enlist the services of noted authorities whom we consider to have the best knowledge and reputation within their given field in order to ensure accurate and trustworthy descriptions. Our team of onsite catalogers and photographers will then produce professionally designed online catalogs and media for showcasing and advertising your consignments.
We will tailor a marketing and advertising plan to assure maximum consumer participation and worldwide exposure for your consignments. This will include email, print and social media campaigns to our entire database. Including targeting popular antique and auctions magazines, local and national newspapers and other influential media outlets.J. Levine’s will also promote your consignments through jlevines.com, hibid.com, estatesales.net, estatesales.org and any other specialized sites as needed.
Your consignments will be on display for at least a week prior to the sale date. This allows regular customers and potential buyers to preview the items in a no pressure atmosphere. While on display, your items will be protected by full-time camera surveillance and handled by qualified J. Levine representatives.
Collectors who cannot attend the auction can preview the items in our online catalog and through our 3D virtual tour. They can also bid on items conveniently from anywhere in the world via telephone, online or absentee bidding.
J. Levine Auction & Appraisal prides itself in prompt payment to its consignors and full payment will be made within 30 business days from the date of the sale.