Luther Auctions is always seeking quality consignments for our highly visible public auctions. You can take advantage of our large mailing list built over the last 30 years. Our commissions are competitive, and payment is prompt.
We are fortunate to have a well-rounded team of professionals committed to building the finest auctions in the field. Our team knows the merchandise and the buyers. An experienced and expert team of this caliber allows us to serve our buyers and consignors with the utmost level of efficiency and professionalism, yielding consistently strong results.
We always produce a printed catalog with full descriptions of every lot available to be picked up in our auction gallery. Online catalogs include multiple photos of every lot and are posted approximately 5 days prior to each sale.
Your items will be properly advertised via a number of online websites and search engines. We maintain a large national and international auction mailing list. We send weekly auction announcements via email notifications and social media posts. In addition we also produce high quality color print fliers for specialty auctions. Promotional dollars are also invested in advertising locally, regionally and nationally.
We are able to arrange safe and cost-effective transportation of auction items for clients who are unable to transport themselves. Arrangements must be made ahead of time by appointment. Price estimates can be provided upon request.
10% commission PLUS $20 cataloging fee per lot is charged to the seller. We also offer attractive terms for high-end collections or special items. Our full-service team of professionals will assist consignors with all their needs.
Payment to the consignor is typically paid out within 21 days from date of sale. Each check is accompanied by a Seller's Settlement Report that outlines what items were sold, the price realized and the commission and fees deducted.
Frequently Asked Questions: Selling
Q: How can I consign something to auction?
A: Consignments for auction are accepted by appointment only. Please give us a call to setup a time that works best for you.
Q: What do you charge to sell something?
A: Commission Schedule: 10% commission PLUS $20.00 cataloging fee per cataloged lot.
Q. What is an auction "lot" ?
A. A lot is one unit sold to a buyer. A lot can consist of one item or a group of items.
Q: How can I get my items to your location for auction?
A: Once you have spoken with our staff, we will arrange a drop off time at our location in North St. Paul. Trucking may be available by Luther Auctions for a fee. We can also provide references for local trucking companies. Please call us for additional information.
Q: What types of items do you sell?
A: Luther Auctions specializes in selling fine antiques, original artworks, Antique American, Period & Mid Century Modern furniture, Oriental carpets, fine lighting, art glass and pottery, stoneware, clocks & watches, fine jewelry & vintage costume jewelry, sterling silver, militaria, political & historical memorabilia, weapons, vintage hunting & fishing, vintage advertising signs, coins and currency, antique books, paper & photos, vintage toys, AND MORE!
Q: Will my items be advertised to the public?
A: Yes. Your items will be properly advertised via a number of online websites, search engines, and social media posts. We maintain a large national and international auction mailing list. Weekly auction announcements are sent via direct email notifications, Facebook and Instagram. In addition we also produce high quality color print fliers for specialty auctions. Promotional dollars are also invested in advertising locally, regionally and nationally including EstateSales.net.
Q: How will I know what my items sold for?
A: A Consignment Settlement will be mailed to you along with a check. A Consignment Settlement details a list of your items sold at auction along with an itemized settlement breakdown. You may also visit www.LutherAuctions.com and click on Past Auctions at the top of the page to view prices realized.
Q: When will I get paid for my consignment?
A: Typically, a Consignment Settlement and check will be mailed to you approximately 21 days after the auction.
Q: Can I place a reserve (minimum) on my item?
A: Reserves can only be placed (by approval) on higher valued items. Please call us to discuss the possibility of an item being sold on reserve. (651) 770-6175. Please note: if the item does not meet the reserve, there is a $75.00 charge.
Q: What if my item does not sell?
A: All items consigned to the auction will sell to the highest bidder. (Unless sold on reserve, and reserve is not met. Please note: if the item does not meet the reserve, there is a $75.00 charge.)