Selling at Auction
Free verbal auction estimates are obtainable from our Specialists. You may be required to provide a photograph of the object or painting or an image of the title page of a book for this purpose. Where practical, an appointment can be scheduled. Some items of a specialist nature may require further research and can be left with Kestenbaum & Company for that purpose. There is no obligation to sell.
If you decide to sell, you will be given a receipt for your property as well as a Consignment Agreement stating the agreed pre-sale estimates, reserves and terms of business. Your property will be directed to the relevant specialist for further research and cataloguing.
The catalogue is produced and distributed to interested subscribers worldwide 3-4 weeks before the date of the sale. You will be sent a complimentary copy along with a Pre-Sale Advice letter, confirming the estimate(s) and reserve(s) agreed upon.
You are welcome to attend the auction.
You will be notified of the auction outcome with a Post-Sale Advice letter, mailed out on the day following the sale.
Payment is made 45 business days after the sale, less commissions and applicable charges. Details of commissions and charges are given on your receipt and Consignment Agreement. A breakdown will be given on the Settlement Statement enclosed with your check.
All Consignments are subject to the Conditions of Sale printed in the catalogue.