"Morphy Auctions custom-tailored every aspect of the one-day sale of my lifelong collection of mechanical and still banks. The auction catalog was one of the finest ever produced, with high-quality photography and a beautiful layout. Morphy's marketing and PR specialists outdid themselves with continuous advertising and promotional highlights of the upcoming sale appearing in publications and on Web sites for almost a year prior to the sale. Morphy's certainly showed the clout they have with the media in publicizing the sale. Even CBS Television in New York and the regional NBC Television affiliate in Pennsylvania came to the gallery to videotape the collection!
"Selling my collection through Morphy Auctions was very positive overall. I have known Dan Morphy for 30 years and feel that he has put together a knowledgeable team that is committed to his charter to maximize customer satisfaction while representing the seller’s items. Dan utilizes his significant mailing list along with his superior marketing skills to tap into potential buyers through outstanding catalogs, Internet Web pages and at least one month of preview time for each auction. This allows customers the chance to make an informed decision that enhances a long-term customer relationship. This relationship allows buyers to feel they received ‘good value on items purchased’ and retains them as a long-term customer. These customers’ network and talk about their experiences, which helps newer collectors and potential collectors the opportunity to ‘get their feet wet.’ This leads to a ‘happy seller’ because they know that Morphy’s will get the maximum value for their collection through competition for the individual items.
"I have had a great history and experience with Morphy Auctions, from recommending their auction house to consigning my own collections. In 2005 I agreed to help my good friend Gary Selmonsky sell his comic character toy and doll collection. I recommended Morphy Auctions because I felt they had the best venue for the sale of his high-quality collection. After contacting Dan Morphy, we met at Gary's house and carefully packed his entire collection. At that point Dan hired me to provide the catalog descriptions and help promote the sale. I have spent many hours working in the gallery with the Morphy staff on photographs, layout and cataloging. Their attention to detail and quality is second to none. It was a very successful two-part sale of a great collection, with a great catalog and fantastic auction results.
"Knowing and dealing with Morphy Auctions, and Dan Morphy personally, was a great experience. They run an honest and straightforward company. I was satisfied from the very beginning and plan on continuing my relationship with them well into the future. I would highly recommend their services to anyone interested in consignment."
"In the winter of 2005, my wife Jan and I reached a decision to part with our painted cast iron collection. This collection included approximately 600 pieces – 425 doorstops, 160 sets of bookends plus lawn sprinklers and other related items. We had put this group together over a 10-year period, buying both from dealers and at auction. We had acquired nice pieces and paid strong prices, especially in the late 1990s.
"I was the very first consignor with Morphy Auctions, and I can truthfully say that I picked the right auction house. They were very professional and took great care in handling my items. It was an overall pleasant experience. I would recommend them to anyone and would definitely consign with them again."
"My lifelong collection of literally thousands of items was very important to me. When it came time for me to sell it, I chose the Morphy team. I was not disappointed. They worked very hard preparing for the auctions, were very well organized, and got the best prices possible. Everyone at Morphy Auctions was very friendly and very professional."
"We deal with Morphy's because we know Dan is going to make our experience as pleasant as possible. There's never a problem that can't be fixed. We know when we put something really special in one of Dan Morphy's auctions, it will get the attention it deserves, and we have a high degree of confidence it will meet or exceed our expectations. And most importantly, he always honors his word."
"In the 20+ years I have dealt with auction companies, Morphy Auctions proved to be the best company I have ever dealt with. The company and personnel are very professional, and unlike other auction houses, Morphy's follows through with what they say they are going to do for you. This includes prompt consignor payout starting as early as a week following the sale."
"I have been a doll and antique collector for over 30 years. As I raised my three children (who are now adults), it was my pleasure to introduce them to the joy of collecting. I have purchased dolls at shows and from friends, and have bid (either in person, absentee, or online) with virtually all of the major auction houses. I have unfortunately experienced a few examples of price manipulation at other auction houses. Because I have only had wonderful and very fair and honest treatment buying dolls from Morphy Auctions, I chose them recently to consign a large portion of my collection for sale. I was extremely pleased with all my dealings with Morphy's, both before, during, and after my sale. I had personal contact primarily with Dan Morphy and with Erin Pohronezny, and felt both were very professional and adept at meeting and exceeding all my expectations. Most importantly, I was amazed at how quickly I was compensated. Many of my friends have complained about the length of time other auction venues take to pay out to their consignors. I knew Morphy's would take good care of me, but even I was surprised at how promptly they sent payments.
"We couldn't have been happier with Morphy's. We were very pleased with the way our marbles were handled, described and presented during the auction. The quality of Morphy's was reflected in the auction results, and we were delighted beyond words with the staff and all of the people involved."
"After much soul searching and, ultimately, with some ‘sage' advice from my good friend Tommy Sage, I decided to sell my collection. The devil is in the details, and in that area, Dan Morphy Auctions excels. Their attention to detail is what made the auction of my toys the success that it was. The catalog, i.e., the photography, layout and description, far exceeded my expectations and no doubt contributed immensely to the end result. The entire staff at Morphy's is truly exceptional in their knowledge and professionalism, and they deserve a great deal of credit for the success of Dan Morphy Auctions."