FAQ Selling at auction

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We are here to assist you
Founder and current owner Pierre Joppen, with 40 years of map dealing experience. Roland Boelen who is our Amsterdam-based manager, Ian Williams from the UK who has 30 years of map cataloging experience and Tom Sapinski in Jacksonville Florida are happy in selling your maps and prints.

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We hope the below introductions are of help with successfully listing your items.

Auction schedule

The following dates are reserved in 2021:
November 16 - 23
(consignments accepted until 2 weeks before auction start)

Tips on how to describe your items

The following page does give some useful guidance and tips on how to describe your items.

Consignor center
Consignor center
Free appraisal
Free appraisal
We provide a free appraisal if you are considering selling one of your maps, please send us a picture and description of any item that you are considering consigning.
Whether you have a single valuable piece or a major collection, please email us or send us a picture or list of items you are considering to consign.
We can assist you with your inquiries in English, French, German and Dutch.

What has changed for the consignors

We have run now online auctions for 23 years and this is the third time we start a website from scratch.!  Our new design has now many options to add items to the auctions in a more user-friendly way.

Terms and conditions for selling in the auction
The following page does give the complete and only terms of conditions for selling in our auctions.
How to photograph your maps

We can not emphasize enough the importance of good images! Better images do result in higher bids. An investment in a good high-resolution camera pays you back quickly.
There are several good cameras on the market for 500 - 750 US$.
Hereby some handy tips on how to better photograph your maps and prints.  Good quality photographs are very important, as most buyers judge if they want to bid on a map from the image they see.