How Can Steiffgal Help You?
- Are you an auction house looking for professional Steiff identification, valuation, and cataloging assistance with a consignment opportunity?
- Are you new to Steiff and have just inherited a collection of fine vintage Steiff items from a friend or family member?
- Do you have a large vintage Steiff collection that you would like documented, identified, and valued for insurance, historical, sales, or bequeathment purposes?
- Are you looking to sell some or all of your existing vintage Steiff collection and need recommendations and strategies on the best ways to do so?
Then it's time to connect with Steiffgal! Steiffgal has over a decade of hands on, practical experience with both the Margarete Steiff GmbH (Steiff) company and the auctions and antiques world. She regularly handles important vintage Steiff collections that value from a few thousand to over a million dollars!
Steiffgal can provide the following services for collections of 10 to 1,000+ fine Steiff treasures:
Describe and detail each item, including age and/or time frame of manufacture, size, materials, condition, and other factors as appropriate.
Provide value estimate ranges based on current industry comparative items coupled with professional experience and firsthand knowledge of the variances in the international marketplace.
Generate copy and content suitable for auction and sale descriptions, with tone, length, and condition reporting customized to each customer's specifications.
Advise and execute strategies for upgrading, downsizing, or documenting and tracking larger collections.
Offer private shopping services to help collectors locate and purchase their aspirational Steiff treasures.
Recommend the best means for monetizing and moving along one fine item or an entire collection; these options may include private collector transactions, online channels, consignment, and others as appropriate. Steiffgal can manage the sales process from start to finish and has solid and long term relationships with many interested buyers, dealers, and auction houses all over the world.
Depending on the size, scale, needs, and nature of your project, Steiffgal can work remotely via photographs or on site, and is available for national and international assignments. Compensation is per diem plus basic logistical expenses, with a half day minimum.
Please contact Steiffgal at Steifflife@gmail.com to start your free, no obligation conversation. She looks forward to learning more about your project!
Professionally, Steiffgal is the Steiff and Fine Plush Expert at Morphy Auctions as well as the consultant Steiff Archivist for Steiff North America, the American office of Margarete Steiff GmbH. Previous to Morphy's, she was the Menagerie Animal Expert at James D. Julia Auctioneers until that company sold its division to Morphy's.
Steiffgal has served as the US and European Steiff Worthologist on WorthPoint.com and the global Steiff authority on Auctionata.com and Lofty.com. She is frequently tapped by auction houses and the media for Steiff expertise; recent engagements include Christie's of London, Teddy Dorado, Theriault's, FAO Schwarz, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Town and Country, Harry Rinker’s Whatcha Got, Antique Auction Forum, The Collectors Show, MfG-Film (Germany) and the television programs Inside Edition, Pawn Stars, and Clean House. Steiffgal has been a featured speaker at IDEX (International Doll Exchange) and is a regular presenter at UFDC (United Federation of Doll Clubs) and DCA (Doll Collectors of America) - both on the local and national level. For more information, please click here!