How to Consign

Consigning your collection is a big decision for many and we are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you are a lifelong collector, new to the hobby, or the recipient of an inheritance, the decision to auction part or all of a collection is an important step. We are here.

Where to begin

Not located close to one of our offices? Not a problem! We will first speak with you about your collection over the phone or email and set up arrangements to have one of our experts assess your collection. This can be done by sending the items to our offices, or for larger collections we can make arrangements to come to meet with you and view the collection at your home or office. We aim to make this a stress-free and simple process that you feel comfortable with the whole way through.

Your Team

One of the many benefits of working with Kelleher is that you will have a large team at your disposal throughout your entire time working with us. From our Customer Service Manager that will work with you from the very beginning to our philately experts that will assess, describe, and prepare your items. All the way through our design and auction teams that will work to get the best audience for your specific items. Your material will be in the best of hands and be secured in our facilities. We will also keep you informed along the way about where we are in the process and when to look for your items to be featured in an auction.

How are items processed?

Once your collection is brought in and the consignment agreement is made, we will start processing your items immediately. Each piece is individually analyzed and valued by our philatelic experts and they will research the current price market. At this time, they are also labeled and assigned item numbers that will stay with them throughout the entire process. The next step is having our experts work on writing up descriptions for all items, and then our imaging team will work through scanning/photographing the collection with the utmost care. This part of the process is to ensure that we showcase the merchandise in a way that prospective buyers can have an exceptional view of each piece.

Auction Catalogs

Once we have received and processed all consignments for the current auction, it’s time for us to create the catalog. All items are ordered and then verified against a printed version of the catalog descriptions. It is at this stage of the consignment process that our Processing staff assigns final lot numbers to your items that will coordinate with the item number that we gave them in the processing stage. These are the numbers that bidders will use to identify your items on our website, at lot viewing, and on the auction floor. As a consigner in our auction, you will receive a copy of the auction catalog so that you can see the result and final product of the sale piece. You can also easily track your lots online during the live auction as well with these lot numbers.

Auction PRESENTATION

Once we have received and processed all consignments for the current auction, it’s time for us to create the catalog. All items are ordered and then verified against a printed version of the catalog descriptions. It is at this stage of the consignment process that our Processing staff assigns final lot numbers to your items that will coordinate with the item number that we gave them in the processing stage. These are the numbers that bidders will use to identify your items on our website, at lot viewing, and on the auction floor. As a consigner in our auction, you will receive a copy of the owner’s statement and for public auctions a printed auction catalog so that you can see the results and final product of the sale. You can also easily track your lots online during the live auction as well with these lot numbers.

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