Michael Ivankovich Antiques
& Auction Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 1536 * Doylestown, PA 18901
E-Mail: ivankovich@wnutting.com
How to Consign to our Auctions

If You Are Interested in

For those individuals who are uncertain about how to dispose of their Pictures and Prints, we typically recommend selling them for Fair Market Value at Public Auction. We have been conducting our Live Catalog Auctions since 1988 and our Auctions reach the top collectors in the country. Why would you want to consign your items to a local Auction which attracts only a local audience...when you can reach a national audience through our Catalog Auctions. If you are considering selling any early 20th c hand-colored photographs, prints, or pastels, here are ten good reasons why you should consider consigning to our Catalog Auctions.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consign
To Our Live Catalog Auctions

  1. Your consignment receives our Professional Evaluation and Expertise when listed and described in our Auction Catalog and Advertising.
  2. Our Mailing List is the Best in the Country... and your consignment will be exposed to the country's leading collectors and dealers when included in our Direct Mailings, E-Mail Address Book Mailings, and Trade Paper Advertising.
  3. Your consignment is sold with our Michael Ivankovich Auction Guarantee…which enables bidders to bid higher and with significantly more confidence on your items than at other "As Is" Auctions.
  4. Your consignment is pictured on our www.michaelivankovich.com Web Site Auction Image Gallery and on our auctionzip.com page...which enables interested bidders from around the world to literally see and bid on your items.
  5. Your better items are listed in our Auction Flyer and Trade Paper Advertising.
  6. Your consignment is Sold to the Highest Bidder...in a Competitive Bidding Situation...by a professionally licensed and bonded Auctioneer.
  7. We actively promote Absentee, Telephone, and Internet Bidding from bidders nationwide who are unable to attend the actual sale.
  8. Unlike Internet Auctions, Bidders will usually bid higher when they can Hold-Touch-Feel-See an item at a live Auction...and when they receive a 100% Money Back Guarantee if the item is not as described.
  9. We Do All of the Work...you don't have to spend time listing, photographing, describing, corresponding, and packaging your items.
  10. And if you think that E-bay's commission is a low 3.5-4%...think again. If 50% of your items fail to reach their Reserve, the effective commission that you pay on the items that do sell is actually 7-8%...and you've done all the work.

Here's HOW To

  • Commission: Our commission varies between 25-35%, depending upon the size and scope of your consignment, a modest internet listing fee will be applied to any ArtFact Live lots, and Fine Arts Insurance is also available.
  • Payment Terms: Payment is made within 21 business days after the Auction is completed.
  • Minimums and Reserves: All items sell at Absolute Auction with no minimum and no reserve unless prior arrangements are made.
  • Consignment Delivery: You can either deliver or mail your consignment to our offices in Doylestown, PA.
    a) If shipping UPS: Michael Ivankovich Antiques, 3694 Concord Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.
    b) If shipping US Postal Service: Michael Ivankovich Antiques, P.O. Box 1536, Doylestown, PA 18901. If shipping USPS we recommend that you have us sign for your package.
  • Auction Contracts: Once the consignment is received we will send you two copies of the Auction Contract for your signature. Upon receipt of the Auction contracts you should sign both copies, keep one for your records and return the second set to us in the envelope provided.
  • Questions? You are welcome to call us at (215)-345-6094 if you have any other questions. Please remember that our offices are open by appointment only. And please understand that because of all the value variables (such as color, image, matting, and frame condition), we do not provide Pre-Auction Estimates on items that we cannot see.