So you are thinking about Selling?
Guyette & Deeter, Inc. decoy is dedicated to making the auction process as convenient, easy and enjoyable as possible. With four selling options each year, we will consider each piece you are selling, explain the advantages of selecting one location over another, and recommend the best auction and the most suitable time to sell your items, so you may achieve the highest price possible.
The first step is for us to appraise your collection. You may make an appointment with us to come to your location, you may send us photographs or you may schedule a time to bring your items to one of our three locations.
We will give you a free fair market value appraisal for each item based on our knowledge of prices realized in the current auction market. We will also explain our conditions of sale, commission structure and insurance.
If you decide to list your items with us, you will receive a consignment contract with a complete inventory of all of your items, their value, date received and the auction in which they are scheduled to be sold.
We are happy to work with you in getting your consignments to one of our three offices. You can do this by dropping them off yourself or shipping them. It is also possible to schedule a pick-up, depending on our travel schedules.
After your items are in our possession, they will be photographed, cataloged and placed in the selected auction. If it is a cataloged sale, and your total value is greater than $2,000, we will send you a complimentary catalog for the auction.
Guyette & Deeter, Inc. will promote your decoys in a variety of ways leading up to the auction:
Guyette & Deeter, Inc. has been conducting decoy auctions for 31 years. That experience will be applied to all steps in marketing your decoys.
- Catalog, with guaranteed descriptions
- Promotional flyer
- Press Release
- Social media
- Displaying at decoy shows
- Private viewings
Things you should know
Approximately 45 days after the sale, you will receive a settlement statement listing the hammer price for each item sold and a check, less our commission and any agreed fees, provided payment has been received from the buyer.
If an item fails to sell, some charges may still be incurred, such as insurance fees. A buy-in fee may also apply in certain circumstances if a reserve has been established and not met.