Why simply sell when you can consign?

It happens almost every weekend, all across the world: you’re cleaning out your parents’ attic and find a nondescript scrapbook– only, when you blow off the dust, you realize a book of Presidential signatures is in your hands. What do  you do now?

Should you sell or consign in one of our upcoming auctions?

Our answer, in the thirty years we’ve been in business, has always been to consign. If you have a quality historical autograph or collectible, we unequivocally recommend you consign that piece to auction.

Autograph & Relic Market

The auction market consists primarily of two groups: dealers and collectors.

Dealers buy, sell, and trade autographs for profit.

Collectors attempt to build groups of collections of autographs based on criteria that are important to them– groupings of Supreme Court Justices, or Allied military leaders of World War II. Collectors span from a wide variety:  independent people, institutions, etc.

Autograph & relic owners generally will not achieve the highest sale price in a direct, private sale. When it comes to dealers, margins matter. A dealer will only offer a price lower than what he believes he can sell the item for. Dealer mark-ups often run from 100% to many multiples of their cost of the item. Private collectors, for the most part, do not have the resources to either advertise themselves to you or find you. Institutions will want you to donate your material, or will take many months to source the funds for a purchase.

Your best course of action is to consign confidently with an Alexander Historical Auctions’ auction.

An auction helps you be sure you are getting the highest possible market price for your autograph or collectible. More importantly, our auction house has all the resources you need to have the best experience in the market.

Your item will be:

  • Thoroughly researched by our professional staff.
  • Catalogued in the most accurate, comprehensive, and historically captivating way.
  • Professionally photographed (you are welcome to provide your own images).
  • Superbly presented to the most discerning bidders in the world.

We specialize in helping countless consignors navigate their way through this process, which is why we’ve sold over 60,000 historical items over the past thirty years to clients all around the world. Don’t settle for second best.

Join our family of consignors today!

Call us at 203-276-1570 or email us at [email protected] for questions.