How to Sell at Auction

Weschler's has been a trusted firm within the DC Metropolitan area for more than 125 years. Weschler's holds almost 60 auctions per year and can be your single resource for selling at auction, with our ability to offer the contents of an entire estate, from fine art and antiques to jewelry and household goods.

Whether you wish to consign an individual item, a collection, or an entire estate, we would be happy to discuss your options. Please contact us at (202) 628-1281 or by email info@weschlers.com.

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With many specialized departments to meet your needs, Weschler's employs a team of specialists well-equipped to value your items.

Estimates

Before Weschler's can accept an item for consignment, we have to see the item(s). Setting an auction value estimate is based on several factors, including age, quality and condition; a comparable item's performance at auction; and special or unusual history or provenance. Before you make the decision to sell antiques, fine art or jewelry, we want you to understand exactly what you have and what it is worth.

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Competitive Commission Rates for Sellers

Weschler's charges commission rates that are highly competitive within the auction industry. Exact terms will be discussed at the time of consignment with our specialists and contracts will provide full details our terms and procedures. Please note that other fees will be assessed for services such as insurance, handling, advertising and photography for the Capital Collections and Metro Online auctions.

Delivery and Shipment of Property

Weschler's can assist you in arranging shipment of your property to our gallery where it is inventoried and safely stored until the sale date. Weschler's receives items on an appointment basis, generally Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Marketing Exposure

Even the best property will not reach its potential unless the right buyers know about it. Weschler's produces printed catalogues for its Capital Collections auctions, which are mailed to subscribers around the world several weeks before the sale. Each item is fully described and photographed. In addition, we publish online catalogues for all sales.

Weschler's advertises through print and digital advertisements, social media, targeted advertising both domestically and internationally and seeks appropriate press coverage to ensure the widest possible exposure for the auction.

Settlement of Account

Weschler's settles accounts 35 calendar days from the date of the Capital Collections auctions and 7 calendar days from the sale date on which the last consigned items are sold for the Metro & Metro Online auctions. Itemized statements of the account is mailed with the settlement check after all payments by the purchaser have been satisfied. Payment is the hammer price achieved for your sold lots minus commission (and fees if applicable).