Since 1974, the Sandwich Auction House has provided reliable and professional services for marketing consignments of estate furnishings and accessories through the exciting auction process. Our company mission is to maintain an honest, friendly and efficient way for converting your property into cash. We offer a complete service of knowledgeable identification and cataloging of items, packaging and transportation, warehousing, photography, advertising and research.
In the instance of large items or entire households, our appraisers will come to your home, by appointment, to evaluate and guide you about the merchandise proposed for auction. If you have only a few items, we encourage you to bring them directly to our gallery for a free verbal appraisal. Evaluation can also be expressed upon viewing photographs. We are always happy to speak with you personally at any time about our commission and payment structures. Commission rates are low, competitive and clearly stated on our contracts.
Auctions are held several times a month throughout the year and are comprised strictly of consigned merchandise - we do not purchase items for our auctions. This means your items do not compete with merchandise owned by the house and YOU will realize the most money for your items. Antiques and Objets d'Art of greatest value and collector interest are usually held for optimum promotion and advertising before being presented for sale. All items are considered as photograph candidates for our website and those selected are used to represent their designated sale date. Our only fee is the commission which covers all expenses of insurance, transportation, storage, display and advertising until items are sold. Merchandise is not only promoted on the website but also in full-color brochure mailings, antiques trade publications, regional newspaper announcements and by direct contact with collectors and dealers.
Estate merchandise regularly offered by Sandwich Auction House includes:
18th, 19th and 20th C. furniture & accessories
Paintings & Prints
Clocks & Jewelry
Fine Crystal & Porcelains
Banks & Doorstops
Mission/Arts & Crafts
Antique Toys & Dolls
Auctions sales are held in our gallery and the merchandise is effectively displayed for inspection during set preview times. Each lot is catalogued and described as per its category and condition. Prospective buyers can choose to bid in person or be accommodated by our confidential absentee or phone bidding services.
Computerized accounting provides thorough, accurate records and payment to consignors is ready in as little as two business days after merchandise is sold. Payment checks are accompanied by a list with catalog descriptions, hammer prices and consignor net after commission on each lot sold.
Sandwich Auction House is also available for benefit auctions, on-site auctions, appraisal days, and other related services. Our appraisers can meet with attorneys, estate administrators and bank trust officers to discuss their client needs. Customers are welcome to visit our gallery during regular business hours for consultation about any of our auction services.
Duncan Gray, President and auctioneer, has worked in the antique and estate auction industry since graduating from Colby College in Waterville, ME in 1991. Since then, Sandwich Auction has conducted almost 1000 auctions and liquidated over $20 million worth of our clients' items. We look forward to being of service to you and your family and hope you will contact us soon.