The minimum combined value for opening a consignment account is $2000 for collections with a minimum value of $200 per item. We will also accept consignments of single items with a value of $1000 or more.
The first step in opening a consignment account is getting an estimate of the value of the property from our specialists. This can be done in person at our offices for a few items, on site for large collections or libraries or via phone, email or Skype. For one or two items, our Consignment Form can be used. If there are multiple items, e-mailing a brief list is a good starting point.
After the property has been accepted for auction, we will advise the best way for the material to be shipped to PBA Galleries. Your specialist will issue a consignment agreement which includes our terms and conditions and will work with you to find the best upcoming auction in which to offer your items.
Prior to the auction a presale report will be sent listing the items consigned, the sale estimate and reserve. This report should be reviewed and any discrepancies discussed with the cataloger.
Within ten days after each auction, results are finalized and a post-sale notification is mailed. Preliminary post-sale results may also be tracked by logging in to My PBA.
Consignor payment is made on funds received twenty banking days after the date of auction.