How To Sell At Auction
By combining personal,
one-to-one service with a team of internationally experienced
specialists and comprehensive, 21st century marketing
and promotion, Freeman's brings to its consignors a
unique and extremely effective platform for the sale of their fine art, antiques, jewelry and books.
Prior to accepting a consignment we would examine your
property to determine if it is appropriate for sale at Freeman's, and if so to provide you with the fair market
value. These valuations are free of charge and can be
conducted in several ways:
Photographs with descriptions, including dimensions,
markings, medium, condition and provenance can be sent
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the attention of the Tessa Laney.
Please be sure to include all your contact information.
The appropriate specialist will review the information
and you will receive a timely response. Estimates given
based upon the examination of photographs alone are
not binding, and may be subject to change upon first-hand
If you prefer, we can schedule a private appointment
for you with a qualified member of staff at either your
location or ours. Please contact Tessa Laney
at 267.414.1239 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Regional Office Representatives
For those clients outside the Philadelphia area, Freeman's representatives in the Midwest, Southest, West Coast and New England areas are available to assist you with every step of the consignment process. In the
representative William A. Rudd is available to assist you. For clients in the Southeast, our representatives in
Charlottesville provide a seasoned staff with an in depth knowledge covering all aspects of the auction process.
Please contact Colin Clarke to schedule an appointment.
In New England, Kelly Wright brings over 20 years as an appraiser, art advisor and private broker in the Northeast. Contact him today to schedule your appontment.
Our clients on the West Coast, can reach out to Michal Larsen for a private and complimentary consulation.
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.
Our Client Services Director Mary Maguire Carroll will send you a detailed
consignment schedule along with a formal consignment
contract for your review and signature. She is available
to answer your questions at 267.414.1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard charges include consignor's commission
and insurance, but may also include fees for transportation and marketing. Exact terms may be
discussed with your specialist contact. Potential consignments
of significant value will be addressed by a comprehensive
We need to have your property on our premises far enough
in advance of the sale to catalogue, photograph and
promote it properly - usually at least six weeks prior
to the sale date. We are happy to assist with transportation
arrangements. Please contact our Property Controller Bethany Mobbs
at 267.414.1236 or email@example.com to discuss.
Prior to any sale you will receive your complimentary
catalogue along with a pre-sale notification indicating
which lots will be offered in the upcoming auction.
Each lot will have the final pre-sale low to high estimates
which have been determined by the specialist after thorough
examination of your property.
When appropriate, a reserve (a price below which an
item will not be sold) may be placed upon individual
items. Reserves cannot exceed low estimate and will
not be accepted for items valued at less than $1,000.
Payment will be sent thirty five days after the auction for all lots sold and
collected along with a detailed settlement statement.