Marketing Through Martin J. Donnelly Auctions
Our AuctionsWe would certainly be interested in helping you to market your antique tools and related antiques and collectibles. Our auctions offer the best way to market a complete collection in the most efficient way, while providing the most return for the consignor. We will be conducting five catalogued auctions and five listed sales during the current auction season. Four of the auctions will be conducted in tax-free Nashua, New Hampshire and four others in Indianapolis, Indiana. These auction venues have been traditional Spring and Fall gathering places for tool collectors for twenty years. Our Spring auctions will be held in March in Indianapolis, Incdiana, followed by our Spring Nashua sales in April. Our second Nashua Auction Weekend is held in September and our second Indianapolis Auction Weekend will be held in October. A special "Open House" auction is held at our headquarters in Avoca, New York each July. This coincides with a joint meeting of four tool collectors organizations that we will be hosting at our home along with our annual Antique Fair and auction each July.
Marketing AdvantageOur full color catalogues, Automated Secure Online Internet Bidding and complete photo listings for every item in each of our sales guarantee that thousands of interested buyers worldwide will have the opportunity to compete for your antiques.
Professional FacilityWe have a climate controlled warehouse facility available here to house nearly 100,000 items and we could accept and store your collection as it was being marketed. Your collection would be likely be distributed among the various auctions to maximize return and exposure to diverse collectors throughout the U.S. and the . There are regional trends in antique values and we are positioned to market your collection to take advantage of those differentials.
Fair CommissionWe offer a very competitive commission rate and our commission is the only charge that would apply. We would absorb all shipping, credit card, insurance, packing, photography, advertising and storage costs. We spent an average of $15,000 in advertising for each of our catalogue sales during the past year and we will be continuing to promote our auctions by advertising in all media.
Satisfied ConsignorsWe have a large and growing list of satisfied previous consignors and we would be happy to provide references as to the quality of our service. We would prefer that individual items for consignment be shipped or delivered to us at our address at:
Martin J. Donnelly Auctions
5223 County Route 8
Avoca, New York 14809