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FAQ’s: Selling at Luther Auctions

Q:
How can I consign something to auction?
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AConsignments for auction are accepted by appointment. Please give Tracy a call to setup a time that works best for you. (651) 770-6175
 
Q:
What do you charge to sell something?
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Commission Schedule: 10% commission PLUS $20.00 cataloging fee per cataloged lot.
 
Q:
How can I get my items to your location for auction?
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Once you have spoken with Tracy, he will arrange a drop off time to our location in North St. Paul. Trucking may be available by Luther Auctions for a fee. We can also provide references for local trucking companies. Please call us for additional information.
 
Q:
What types of items do you sell?
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Luther Auctions specializes in selling fine antiques, original artworks, vintage collectibles, and the like. Other categories include Antique American, Period & Mid Century Modern furniture, Oriental carpets, fine lighting, art glass and pottery, stoneware, clocks & watches, fine jewelry & vintage costume jewelry, sterling silver, militaria, political & historical memorabilia, weapons, vintage hunting & fishing related, vintage advertising signs, coins and currency, antique books, paper & photos, vintage toys, AND MORE!
 
Q:
Will my items be advertised to the public?
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Yes. Luther Auctions advertises each auction including, but not limited to: a full catalog with photos and descriptions of every lot to be sold listed at www.lutherauctions.com, weekly advertising in both local newspapers- both print and online, weekly online advertising on over 10 different websites, printing and mailing of fliers and brochures for specialty auctions, monthly advertising in trade publications, and more.
 
Q:
How will I know what my items sold for?
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A Consignment Settlement will be mailed to you along with a check, 8 days after your item(s) sell. A Consignment Settlement details a list of your items sold at auction along with an itemized settlement breakdown. You may also visit www.lutherauctions.com and click on Past Auctions at the top of the page to view prices realized.
 
Q:
When will I get paid for my consignment?
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A Consignment Settlement and check will be mailed to you 8 days after the auction.
 
Q:
Can I place a reserve (minimum) on my item?
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Reserves can only be placed (by approval) on higher valued items. Please call Tracy to discuss the possibility of an item being sold on reserve. (651) 770-6175. Please note: if the item does not meet the reserve, there is a $75.00 charge.
 
Q:
What if my item(s) do not sell?
A:
All items consigned to the auction will sell to the highest bidder. (Unless sold on reserve, and reserve is not met. Please note: if the item does not meet the reserve, there is a $75.00 charge.)