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At Theodore Bruce Auctions selling is a simple four step process so when you are ready we can help you every step of the way when you are ready to sell art, collectors' cars, antiques, decorative arts, books & manuscripts, collectables and jewellery at auction.
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The first step in the auction process is to determine the auction value of your property. Theodore Bruce Auctions' world-renowned specialists will evaluate your special items at no charge and in complete confidence.
An auction estimate reflects our expert opinion as to what amount an individual item may be expected to sell for in a specific sale on a specific date. This estimate, expressed in a low/high range of dollar amounts, is reached after the specialist compares prices realized for similar items in recent auctions and other sales venues. Other factors that guide the setting of estimates include the condition, rarity, provenance and market potential of the item. Estimates are not guarantees that the object will sell within the published range, but are intended to provide general guidelines for buyers and sellers and to stimulate competitive bidding.
Consignment Appraisals via Photograph
If you are interested in consigning, you may send in photographs of the items you wish to consign for appropriate appraisal. Please note, this service is for consignment only. Clear photographs of each individual item, including dimensions and other pertinent information is expected. Send marked envelope "Photo Auction Estimate" to Theodore Bruce Auctions.
Alternatively, you can submit your digital photos and item details online. Fill out this form and submit. Please limit images to not more than five (5) of each item. Contact us for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org if further instruction is needed.
Trust and Estate Services
Theodore Bruce Auctions has been serving the needs of fiduciaries - lawyers, trust officers, accountants and executors - in the disposition of large and small estates. Our services are specially designed to aid in the appraisal and disposition of fine art, antiques, jewellery, and collectibles. We offer a full range of estate services ranging from flexible financial terms to tailored accounting for heirs and their agents to world-class marketing and sales support.
On Site Sale and House Clearances
Theodore Bruce Auctions can also conduct the dispersal of whole estates and/or house clearances. These instances arise when it is more economical to conduct an auction on site rather than relocate all the contents to our sale rooms. The process is very similar in as much as we attend the premises to determine the viability and provide a tailored quotation documenting the whole process and scale of fees.
Ready to Consign?
After you receive an estimate, you may consign your property to us for sale in the next appropriate auction. Depending on the category and price point of your property, it will be consigned to one of our sales.
Theodore Bruce Auctions conducts monthly auctions of decorative arts, antiques, estate furniture and effects, bi-monthly sales of arts and regular sales of books and jewellery.
Advertising & Marketing
Once you sign a consignment contract for the sale of your property in a Theodore Bruce Auctions auction, we begin marketing it to the greatest number of potential buyers. After scheduling your property in the most appropriate upcoming auction, your objects will then be catalogued as lots for our print and online catalogues.
We create an extensive marketing plan for each auction which includes direct mail, print media advertising, online promotion, and a public preview. Our sales are posted online so Theodore Bruce Auctions has unique access to millions of Internet auction buyers.
We will assist you throughout the auction process, providing a detailed inventory of your consignment and prices realised for each lot. We provide on-site storage for your property in our warehouse, and all items are insured through-out the auction process. You will receive payment for your property approximately 14 days after the completion of sale. Our standard commission rates are as follows: Sales commissions vary based on the hammer price of your property and are netted from gross proceeds.
Theodore Bruce Art
13.75%* commission and $55* per lot offer fee
Theodore Bruce Antiques and Interiors
16.5%* commission and $11* per lot offer fee
Theodore Bruce Jewellery
13.75%* commission and $22* per lot offer fee
Motor Cars, Motor Cycles, Boats
13.75%* commission and offer fee* as agreed
Theodore Bruce Books & Manuscripts
19.25%* commission and $22* per lot offer fee
Insurance Fee: (Mandatory with the exception of Motor Cars)
1.5% of each lot's hammer price
* GST inclusive
Timely Payment to Consignors after the Auction fourteen days after the completion of the sale of any property we will pay you the net proceeds received and collected from the sale of property after deducting our commission and any other expenses, fees and charges due hereunder or required by law, provided that no claim has been made against any of the property or proceeds of sale and further provided that the buyer has not given notice of intent to rescind the sale.
If your item does not sell at auction we will mail you a letter before our settlement date asking if you would like to have your property returned to you or if you would like to re-offer it in an upcoming auction. If you should choose to re-offer your property you will be given the opportunity to readjust estimates or reserves.