Keystone Auctions’ Gary Klinger has an extensive background in Antiques and Art.
He is a second generation antique dealer and grew-up around Country as well as Period Furniture, early Pottery, Porcelain, Brass, Primitives, Metalware, Silver, Decorative and Fine Art. Gary has spent more than a decade as an antique dealer involved in the retail and wholesale trade. He has participated in nationally recognized antique shows such as Antiques of Alexandria, and the Original York Antique Show. Additionally, he has had coverage in key trade journals such as the Main Antique Digest and Antiques and the Arts and was the Antique Dealer of the year in Historical Yellow Springs 30th Antique Show.
Klinger knows the antique market and has the knowledge, background and resources to market your antiques and valuables to their fullest potential.
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The basic process for Consignors:
The first step is to talk with the owner about what you have to consign. Generally, he will come to your house to see the items and talk with you about the process of consigning some or all of the items. You may come in to talk with us too.
If you consign your items with us, you will get a Consignment Contract that identifies the terms and conditions of consignment (estimated auction timeframe, percentage of hammer price paid to you (sliding scale or other) and that timeframe, lotting or pick-up/packing fees, insurance, ownership, etc.)
At the time we receive the items (if you bring to us or we remove from your property), we will fill out an Inventory Control sheet listing the items or groups of items and leave a copy with you. Due to the design of auctions, some items may go in different auctions, e.g. not all at one time. (p.s. we can identify a huge variety of things but if you have specific knowledge of provenance of a piece, you can add notes to the items before pick up.)
Once we lot the items in our computer system in a particular auction, we can print or email a Consignment Order listing the lots attributed to you/your consignor number on request. After the auction and after we collect payment from the customers, we send a Consignment Settlement sheet (which shows the lots’ hammer prices, commission, any fees withheld) along with a check.