Sellers' Conditions of Sale in Sandwich, MA

 

Do you have Antiques and Fine Arts to Sell?

Estate merchandise regularly offered by Sandwich Auction and Estate Services includes:
 
  • 18th, 19th and 20th C. Furniture & Accessories
  • Oriental Rugs
  • Sterling Silver-Paintings, Prints, & Sculpture
  • Jewelry, Watches, & Clocks
 
  • Folk Art
  • Banks & Doorstops
  • Mission/Arts & Crafts
  • Asian Items
 
  • Fine Crystal & Porcelains
  • Vintage Collectibles
  • Antique Toys & Dolls
  • Nautical, & Maritime
 
 
Clement Drew (Kingston MA 1807-1889) Marine Painting - auction and estate sale services in Sandwich, MA
Clement Drew (Kingston MA 1807-1889) Marine Painting $2990 (July 2005)
 
19th C. whalebone ditty box - auction and estate sale services in Sandwich, MA
19th C. whalebone ditty box from a Westport Estate sold for $7245 (June 2007)
 
Zedekiah Belknap Portrait Sold Nov 28, 2009 $419,000, a world record for the artist - auction and estate sale services in Sandwich, MA
Zedekiah Belknap Portrait Sold Nov 28, 2009 $419,000, a world record for the artist
 
Italian micromosaic plaque 7” x 8”  - auction and estate sale services in Sandwich, MA
Italian micromosaic plaque 7” x 8” realized $25,875 (Nov.2004)
 
We offer a complete service of knowledgeable identification and cataloging of items, packaging and transportation, warehousing, photography, advertising and research.

Appraisals:

 
The first step is for us to view the items so we can provide you with an evaluation. This can be done in one of the following ways:

  • You may bring items into our gallery during office hours: please call since these vary by season.

  • Photographs with descriptions, including any pertinent information, can be sent via email to info@sandwichauction.com or by mail to the attention of the Appraisal Department.

  • Please be sure to include all your contact information. Our appraisers will review the material provided and you will receive a timely response. Estimates given based upon the examination of photographs alone are tentative, and may be subject to change upon first-hand examination. Send images to the gallery via email at info@sandwichauction.com or mail photographs to our gallery at: 15 Tupper Road Sandwich, MA 02563

  • Call to request a gallery appointment or an in-home consultation.
 
Miniature French enamel clock box - auction and estate sale services in Sandwich, MA
Miniature French enamel clock sold 11-30-2013 $2,000
 

Public Auction:

The best way to maximize the sale results for fine antiques or rare items (both old and new) is to create a competitive bidding environment through the exciting auction process. Auctions sales are held in our gallery 2-3 times a month. Should you choose to consign your items to auction, this is an overview of what you can expect.
  • Receipt and Consignment Agreement. Sandwich Auction and Estate Services will provide you with a receipt and consignment agreement outlining the commission rate and terms of sale. Our commissions, which include insurance, photography and marketing, are very competitive and are based on the value of your items.

  • In the case of valuable items, you may be asked if you wish to place a reserve price. This determines the starting bid for your item and sets the lowest price the auctioneer will accept for your item.
 
  • Marketing. Expert cataloguing and comprehensive marketing - incorporating direct mail, print advertising, promotional events and industry-leading utilization of internet resources - ensure that your consignment will be exposed to the largest possible audience of qualified buyers. Many auctions are promoted on most major art and antiques collector's websites such as AuctionZip, Artfact, LiveAuctioneers, and Invauable.com , as well as trade publications such as the Antiques and the Arts Weekly. We also send out notices to our large client list including over 2,000 collectors and dealers from all over the U.S. and overseas. Our bidding platforms allow bidders from across the globe to participate in our auctions via internet, telephone, absentee bids or attending the auction in person.

  • Sale Day. Our auctions are typically held in the evenings. Each auction has an advertised preview time for inspection of all items scheduled to sell. The sale is conducted in sequential lot numbers.

  • Settlement. Proceeds are issued 4 - 14 days after the date of the auction. Net proceeds are calculated based on the hammer price less commission.
 
19th C. American silver - auction and estate sale services in Sandwich, MA
19th C. American silver
 

Estate Sale:

 
Maybe your home has only several objects appropriate for the competitive auction market...what to do with the rest? The best way to maximize the results for household items and surplus furniture is to conduct an on-site fixed price sale. Our team will work in advance to advertise and promote the sale through internet and print medias. On the day of the event, our expanded staff arrives to conduct the sale and assist customers. A full accounting is available immediately after the sale and payment is made promptly.

There are many factors to be considered before recommending a course of action, and we are always happy to answer any questions that arise.
 
Victorian furniture grouping - estate and auction service in sandwich, MA
 
If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to call our office and someone will be happy to answer them. 508-888-1926. Thank you for considering Sandwich Auction and Estate Services.