Consign With Morphy Auctions
Morphy’s team knows and understands how a collection should be promoted and presented to the public. We respect the years of effort that have gone into building your antiques collection, and we will take the utmost care in handling your items. As one of the fastest-growing and most successful antiques auction houses in the country, we take pride in providing you with honest, reliable and professional service.
Dan Morphy Auctions Offers These Advantages:
HOW WE HANDLE YOUR ANTIQUES COLLECTION
We never cut corners, and to ensure proper attention is given to your collection, an extended lead time is required. Our team works diligently to create a welcoming, professional and well-organized atmosphere for our auction guests, which helps to secure optimum auction prices for our consignors.
Morphy Auctions employs the foremost experts in the industry, who provide unbiased descriptions and estimates for each lot. The items are entered into both an inventory system and auction database in order to ensure proper documentation and tracking information to be readily available and backed up. Throughout the entire process, your collection is fully insured – with the insured value based on the amount of the presale high estimate – from the moment we take possession of goods until ownership is passed on the date of sale.
Morphy’s will customize an advertising and marketing plan that assures worldwide exposure of your consignment and maximum consumer participation on auction day. Utilizing our extensive global database, we can identify top buyers and collectors from applicable categories, to whom our full-color brochures and catalogs are mailed. Our team of catalog staff, graphic designers, and on-site photographers produce a smart, professional-looking hardbound catalog that is considered by many to be among the best-quality catalogs produced in today’s auction marketplace.
How We Market Your Antiques Collection
Over 75,000 professionally designed brochures are mailed to top antique collectors worldwide.
Over 1,000 complimentary catalogs are mailed to top buyers.
For each sale, a media campaign is devised, targeting popular antiques trade magazines and other influential media outlets. In order to assure widespread publicity of your items/collection, we call upon our well-established contacts in major media outlets for editorial support to augment our carefully targeted advertising campaigns.
We advertise the sale in these respected trade publications, plus many others:
Additionally, we solicit the attention of other general media outlets such as:
How We Promote Your Antiques Collection
Morphy’s also promotes through morphyauctions.com, our state of the art Web site. The Web site features collections from the current sale, sneak peeks for upcoming sales, weekly updated blogs, a full-color online catalog, up-to-date market information and links to multiple bidding platforms for potential bidders. We also have an established Internet marketing presence on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Our 20,000-square-foot facility, conveniently located adjacent to Adamstown, Pa., the "Antiques Capital of America," provides secure, museum-quality glass display cases, professional lighting, and wall-to-wall carpeting.
We offer an extended auction preview which allows our customers and potential buyers an ample opportunity to inspect the items for as long as they wish in an unpressured environment.This preview time allows our customers and potential buyers an ample opportunity to inspect the items for as long as they wish in an unpressured environment. Dan Morphy Auctions is open every day from 9AM – 4PM, and is conveniently staffed with full-time, knowledgeable antiques experts who are happy to assist previewers. The items can also be previewed after hours by appointment. Many hotels and restaurants are located nearby to accommodate travelers, and Lancaster County’s proximity to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., makes the gallery easily accessible for potential buyers and shoppers. Nearby airports include Lancaster (Pa.) Airport, Harrisburg International, Philadelphia International, Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), Lehigh Valley International (Allentown, Pa.), Newark International, John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and New York LaGuardia.
Collectors who cannot attend the auction can bid on items conveniently from anywhere in the world via their choice of mail, e-mail, telephone, fax, Dan Morphy Auctions Web site morphyauctions.com, or "real-time" Internet bidding through Morphy LIVE or Artfact. The auctioneer sells approximately 80–100 lots per hour. All consignors are paid in full within 30 business days of the auction.
Dan Morphy Auctions is honored that you have considered entrusting your collection to us. We recommend that collectors be involved as much as possible, working with us and consulting on decisions every step of the way. Through every step of the process, from appraisal to the actual auction, we will devote our utmost efforts to you and your collection. We are sure you will be proud of your collection’s presentation and pleased with the unrivaled customer service provided by the Morphy staff.