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QUICK LINKS : Images of your items - How to FTP images to our server. / Dropbox - Seller's commission - Second Image - Reserve price - Relisting Unsold items
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In the Consignor centerConsignor center you can manage your current and past auction items. You can add items, see items currently in the auction, your sold and unsold items, consignor payments.

You can submit items to an auction 2 weeks upto 2 days before the auction starts. Choose the link Add item to the next auction.
Successfully submitted items are visible in the Pending auctions list.
Once an auction has started you will find your auction items and received bids in View your received bids !

For each sold item we charge a 15% commission on the hammer price.
A reduced rate of 12% commission is charged when you add your item descriptions and images using the online submission form.
The minimum fee for a sold item is $15.
If an item does not sell there are no costs involved. Read our conditions for selling in our auctions.

You can set a reserve price for your item. Submit here the minimum price at which you want to sell the item.
Note that the low estimate, as a general rule, is 20% higher than the reserve price.
Please contact us if you need advise about the height of the reserve price.

Lowering a reserve
You may change a reserve price at any time until 24 hours before the close of the auction. Be advised that your can only lower the reserve price 1 $ above a received bid.
If you decide to lower a reserve price you need to do so 24 hours before the auction close.
When you update a reserve price bidders are automatically notified by email about this change. We think this is an powerful tool to get bidders motivated to review their bid !

You can sell your items without a reserve price and the item starts at 1$. In this case a message "This item is sold without reserve" is shown on the item page.
All No reserve items are also listed on No Reserve items .
This is our most frequently visited page !.
Put a 1 in the fields for "reserve" and "starting" prices.
We than start with one dollar, and the item sells for any amount at the close of the auction.

Starting Price
The starting price is the amount at which we are starting to accept bids, typically this is under the reserve price.

Low Estimate
The low Estimate is 20% above the Reserve price.

High Estimate
Is typically 20% above the Low Estimate or a little bid under the price an item usually retails.

If an item was unsold you can simply relist the item in a future auction. In order keeping our auctions interesting for our bidders we allow re-listing only for those items which are not offered in the previous two auctions.
Your unsold items can be found in your Consignor's Panel by clicking on "Unsold Items you want to relist".
Those items with a relist-check box are eligible for relisting.
You re-list items by selecting those ones you want to relist, them by clicking on "Process selected items" in the bottom of each page.
You process per page. After this is done you will see you items in Pending Auction List, and here you are able to change info by clicking on the Edit auction on the right hand side.
You may change starting, Reserve, Low and High Estimates, or sell the item as "No Reserve Item".

Please contact us if you have questions.

We need images at a minimum of 2500 pixels wide. Save your jpg-image WITHOUT compression.
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 is paying back quickly.
You might want to check out our recommendations about how to improve your images with some photographing tips.

Additional image
In order having a second image displayed (like the verso of a map or Medieval manuscript), you have to send us an image of the verso.
Once we have assigned the lot number to your auction item have have to send us this additional image. If the lot number is 91234 than the second image is called 91234A.jpg
You may ad as many additional pictures as you like. Ad for each additional image the below string and change the lotnumber for 91234B.jpg, 91234C.jpg, etc.
In order having the second image shown up you need to ad a code in the description field.
Read more about adding additional images to a description.

Once the auction has started you will find your active items in Your auction List. This page shows also the received bids, the hits of each item.
The total amount of the received and under reserve bids.
Each item page displays also the number of people who have added this item to their favorites. A good indicator how popular this item is.

After the auction close you can see the items you have sold in your consignor center Consignor center.
If you haven't shipped your items yet please send them the following day to our Shipper in London. Include a copy of the packing list and carefully check and mark the items on this list.

For each sold item we charge a 15% commission on the hammer price. Lot value $10,001 and up 8% of hammer price.
A reduced rate of 12% commission is charged when you add your item descriptions and images using the online submission form.
The minimum fee for a sold item is $15.
If an item does not sell there are no costs involved.
Payment is per check or bank transfer within 30 days after the auction close.
Read our conditions for selling in our auctions.