Consigning With Steiffgal



Consigning With Steiffgal
UPDATED April, 2019

Thank you for your interest in consigning your vintage Steiff treasures with me. I provide soup-to-nuts deaccessioning services, and routinely rehome important Steiff collections ranging from 25 to 500+ items. Here is everything you need to know about the process and how it works.

I offer several options for rehoming your items. These include:

*Direct, discreet sales to private clients

*Exclusive placements at invitation only collector's sales events

*Listings on Steiffgal's Vintage Museum Marketplace (VMM)

*Start to finish auction house selection, logistics, and management

*Antique store merchandising and management

*Other online options

Most collections require a mix of these tactics to maximize the number of people reached as well as to make the most money possible. I will work with you to determine the best channel/s for moving your items along based on the size, scope, era, and quality of the collection. This is ALWAYS done on a case by case basis, as no two collections are ever the same.

Here's a general overview on how consignment works:

1. We have a phone conversation about what you have to sell and your expectations.

2. Once we have agreed on what will be consigned, you send me the items.

3. Once I have the items in hand, I make a recommendation on selling strategy and price.

4. For items placed on the VMM, I will clean, photograph, and catalog the items for listing, then extensively market those items through blog posts, promotions, and Facebook.

5. I handle all shipping logistics and buyer interactions.

6. If something does not sell on the VMM in an agreed amount of time, I can take down the item and send it back to you.

7. For certain items that have not sold in the agreed time frame, customers have the option of having me purchase the item from you at 50% of the listed price.

8. Items of exceptional value ($2,500+) or size (over 60 cm, studio pieces) are handled on a case by case basis.

9. If consignors send me items, and they are not judged of sufficient quality for rehoming after arrival, the consignor agrees to accept full responsibility for the cost of return shipping and insurance to the value specified by the consignor.

10. My consignment fee is 30% of the item's selling price regardless of channel. I send you 70% of the item's selling price immediately upon receipt of funds from the buyer, either by Pay Pal or a check.

Here are the non-negotiable requirements for each consignment item:

*At least 30 years old

*In very good or better condition and would sell for at least $350

*"Of interest" i.e., is rare, a sample, or one of a kind; and/or has universal appeal

Please email me at Steifflife@gmail.com with any questions or to get started!

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