IOLA, Wis. — Antique Trader has announced it will be producing an auction consignment guide and directory, which will be published in the July 22 edition of Antique Trader magazine. It will be available at no additional cost to magazine subscribers, and also available to the public as a low-cost digital download.
Categorized by state, the directory will include auction houses from across the United States, but will also include information from some auction companies in the UK, Europe and Canada. The consignment directory will be comprised of not only auction house names, locations and telephone numbers, but also the names and contact email addresses and telephone numbers of consignment directors. Also included will be frequently asked questions regarding the auction consignment process, which will be answered by auction house consignment directors.
“Each week we are contacted by people who are wondering how to sell specific items,” said Karen Knapstein, print editor of Antique Trader. “They don’t know where to start; this directory should give those people who aren’t comfortable with selling items on their own a starting point.”
All auction houses, regardless of size or location, are invited to include their company information in the guide free of charge as long as there is a specific person who can be reached for consignment information. Companies with multiple consignment directors are invited to list each director with their specialty area and contact information.
“I’m really excited about this project,” Knapstein continued. “It’s going to help both auction houses and potential consignors. Auction houses will get their names and services available into the hands of the people who need those services the most.”
Limited specialty advertisement placements are also available. Those auction companies that would like to place consignment ads in the directory should contact sales representative Nick Ockwig at 715-318-4505 or email email@example.com.
The Consignment Directory Form is available to download here: http://media2.fwpublications.com/ATR/ConsignmentForm.pdf. Auction houses that would like to be included should submit the completed Consignment Directory Submission Form to Antique Trader by midnight, June 25, 2015. Email to ATNews@fwcommunity.com (Subject Line: Antique Trader Consignment Directory).
Submission forms can also be mailed to: AT Consignment Guide, C/O Antique Trader Editors, 700 E State St, Iola WI 54990.
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