Need to move a few high-end hockey cards in the near future to top off my kids college fund.. Which auction houses would you use and why?? Any info is appreciated..If it makes a difference I live in Canada..What about fees??
If you have high end stuff I'm sure that you could get 0% seller's premium with just about any major auction house.
I have dealt with ALL of the major houses and I think that they are all equaly great. You have many to choose from and I think that it would be a good idea to contact all of them to see what they can do for you. I think that you will get a great price for your stuff no matter which you choose.
Since you live in Canada it might be easier for you to deal with a Canadian auction house(I only know of Classicauctions).
I just cannot recommend one over the other since I have seen very high prices realized from all of them.
Maybe you can let us know what you have before you consign since there are collectors here that are willing to pay.
Good luck with the auction house you choose.
the prices realized were ok....some higher then expectations...some lower....I think when dealing with these US auction houses, hockey suffers cause it's so insignificant to the baseball being offered. Also, I'm not sure if the timing (August) had anything to do with it. I see they have another auction in November (not sure).
My personal experience with dealing with them was First Class.....they were very prompt with the paperwork, my settlement check was very fast (less than 2 weeks after auction's end)....I think the seller premium was 15%, but they waive it for items valued over $5,000.
I just don't think that American auction houses are going to get you less than a Canadian house because of the other sports in their auctions.
Mile High sold a 1936 OPC Series D set for over $100,000 and a 1952 Parkhurst Gordie Howe PSA 9 for over $17,000 in their last auction.
Heritage sold the #2 1912 C57 set for a little under $90,000 and a Bobby Orr jersey for almost $200,000.
These are very high numbers for these items.
I think that high end items will bring a premium no matter when they are sold or which auction house.
This message has been edited by DamirTomicic on Oct 14, 2010 9:35 PM