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Consigner Questions

How do I consign items?

What is your commission scale?

What items do you accept?

What kind of items sell best?

Is there a minimum number or limit on the items I can consign?

Where do you hold your auctions?

How long do I have to wait to get paid after an auction?

 

Bidder Questions

Do you ship?

What kind of payments do you accept?

Where are your auctions held?

How do I get in touch with you?

How do I leave an absentee bid or bid by phone?

How do I get more information about the condition of an item?

 

 

 
 

 

How do I consign items?

Consignment consultations are always free and we will come to you. Contact us by telephone (757)739-6864 or (252) 715-0144. Or you can contact us by email at iegantiques@cox.net. Please include photos when applicable.

What is your commission scale?

Contrary to many other auction company’s we have no set commission scales. We realize that all of our clients needs are different and we tailor our services to fit each individual situation.

What items do you accept?

We have all kinds of auctions from general merchandise to high quality antiques. We also sell automobiles boats and even the earth. However we do specialize in quality antiques and period items.

What kind of items sell best?

This is a frequent question and a hard one to answer. The best answer is to come out to the auctions and see for yourself. The truth is the items that do best at auction are the ones that stand out from the other more common items. Condition and rarity are also strong factors. Items with strong provenance also do better then those with out. We like for our clients to focus on the auction as a whole and not the price of each individual item. It's amazing how grandmother's mink stole may sell for $10.00 while the desk from the basement may bring $300.00. This is why we like to focus on the overall potential of estates and consignments as a whole rather than individually.

Is there a minimum number or limit on the items I can consign?

No, never. We will take on an entire estate, a collection or a single piece. No matter the size of the consignment you will always receive the same courteous service and attention to detail.

Where do you hold your auctions?

We are available to conduct an onsite auction at your location or we can move your items to one of our Galleries in VA or NC.

How long do I have to wait to get paid after an auction?

After the close of the auction we will provide you with an inventory settlement and guaranteed check within 30 days following auction. (In most cases it usually takes less than 2 weeks and in some cases as little as 5 days!)

Do you ship?

We turn all left bid items over to shippers for crating and delivery. We have several shippers which we can recommend or you can use your own. WE ALWAYS PREFER AND ENCOURAGE LOCAL PICKUP. We can even hold your items in short term and long term storage for a nominal fee.

What kind of payment do you accept?

We accept Cash, Good Check, VISA, MC, & Discover.

Where are your auctions held?

We have several auction galleries available though out Virginia and North Carolina. Many times we will move an auction closer to a geographical area we feel it will excel in.(You can't sell an eskimo an umbrella.) We also conduct estate sales & business liquidations on site so please check our website for upcoming auctions or sign our mailing list.

How do I get in touch with you?

You can contact us by telephone (757)739-6864 or (252) 715-0144. You can contact us by email at iegantiques@cox.net. Please include photos when applicable. Or you can stop by our office and retail location: Southern Soldier Antiques located at 2910 S Croatan Hwy, Suite 4, Nags Head, NC 27959.

How do I leave and absentee bid or bid by phone?

Absentee bids must be in prior to the start of the auction. If bidding by internet please see specific internet rules & regulation. Phone bids must be set up 24 hours prior to sale. Our staff will contact you at a predigested time to bid live over the phone during the auction.

How do I get more information about the condition of an item?

Feel free to call or email us anytime prior to auction day for additional information or condition reports. We are always excited to discuss lots with our customers.