Consigning your items to Auction
Consignment Receipt and Agreement
Grogan & Company will provide you with a consignment receipt and agreement outlining the commission rate and terms of sale. Our competitive commissions include insurance, photography, and marketing fees, and are based on the value of your items.
You may be asked if you wish to place a reserve price on your item. This sets the lowest price the auctioneer will accept for your item. Reserves are only recommended for items valued over $1,000 and are generally set at 70-80% of the low estimate.
Your item will be catalogued, photographed, and included in our online illustrated catalogue. Our bidding platform allows bidders from across the globe to participate in our auctions via internet, telephone, absentee bids, or by attending the auction in person. Our auctions are promoted on most major art and antiques collector's websites and trade publications. Additionally, we send mail and email notices to our large client list which includes over 9,500 collectors and dealers from across the country and overseas.
Consignors receive a report approximately two weeks prior to auction indicating the lot number and the fully catalogued description of each item.
Your item will be on view during our exhibition leading up to the auction. Exhibitions are held at our gallery and are open to the public, thus attracting many antique and fine art collectors. We also have a staff of experts available to answer questions for potential bidders who cannot attend the preview.
Our auctions typically begin at 12 noon and run into the evening in lot number order. Consignors and potential bidders may watch the auction's progress online or attend the auction in person.
Sales results are sent to our consignors within 24 hours of sale conclusion.
Proceeds are issued 35 days after the date of the auction. Net proceeds are calculated based on the hammer price less commission.