Category Archives: Auction Advice
Now that there is more time to consign (deadline is now August 12th), I asked Peter his thoughts on the current state of the market and recent consignments.
Peter Loughrey: So far the October 2010 Auction will include a large assortment of items in the $1,000 – 1,500 range, which will make for an exciting opportunity to buy. Although the lower price range is almost full, …Continue Reading >> August 3, 2010
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What to expect when selling at auction according to LAMA’s Director Peter Loughrey:
Submitting Material for Possible Inclusion
Submitting your items is easy. A simple list will do, but sometimes we will need to see photographs. We can also simply make an appointment to come by and look at your items at your location. However, emailing a simple list or description gets the ball rolling.
Receiving …Continue Reading >> July 21, 2010
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Top three reasons to sell at auction according to Peter Loughrey:
Unlike selling at a fixed price, an auction has the unique ability to create a competitive environment, where there is no fixed limit to how high the value can be set on any individual item. As soon as you put a fixed price on something, someone invariably is going to offer you less. …Continue Reading >> June 8, 2010
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It’s finally March and soon we are getting ready to close out the sale in preparation for photography in two weeks. Amidst the chaos at the warehouse with all the furniture and art flying in, I got a chance to take a moment to reflect on how the auction is shaping up and ask Peter a couple of questions.
What is the proportion of fine …Continue Reading >> March 5, 2010
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Recently someone asked me, ‘I am very interested in design and I really want to start collecting. What should I be looking for, especially when buying through auction?” So, I asked Peter his thoughts, well because he’s been in the business since 1989 and has almost seen it all.
Peter :”On any given sale, I would advise a beginning collector to be most cautious of …Continue Reading >> March 2, 2010
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