A prompt and professional evaluation of the items you may wish to consign is an important first step in the “Treasures & Traditions” Consignment auction process. Usually this can be done with a few phone calls or E-mails. Photos are always helpful. In some cases, the services of a qualified appraiser may be called for.
We do all we can to simplify the evaluation process, including providing you with a “Firearms Evaluation Request” on which you can provide us with the basic information we’ll need to perform an evaluation of your firearm(s).
Some potential consignors will already have a good idea of what their firearms/items may be worth and may have a detailed list with evaluations. In this case, we will ask that you fax or email the list and we will be in touch promptly to discuss your evaluations. This may be all that is required for both parties to decide if they want to go forward with the consignment. In other cases, photos or a personal visit may be required.
In the case of large special interest collections, the parties may agree that a visit by a qualified appraiser is called for. In such cases, the appraisal will be the property of the consignor and the consignor will be requested to pay a modest appraisal fee. This fee will be reimbursed immediately when firearms are consigned to the “Treasures & Traditions” auction.