Introducing a Safer Way to Consign
With the country shutting down because of COVID-19, we've been looking for ways to help our consignors and local businesses to earn more for their jewelry (engagement rings, earrings, bracelets, fine gold, fine sterling silver, diamond or other fine gemstone jewelry), watches, timepieces, coins, couture and designer label fashion pieces and accessories, desirable smalls, and collectibles such as trading cards, vintage video games -- all from the comfort of their homes. With quite a bit of gusto, we are introducing the latest initiative born from our search ... consign by mail.
We've streamlined the process as much as possible to maintain stay-at-home orders and social distancing. Now you, too, can consign your valuables with our easy "mail-in" service.
What is Consign by Mail?
Consign by mail is exactly as it sounds. It's a safe and secure way for consignors to submit their valuables for sale. The process is easy, seamless, and transparent.
Contact. Consign. Collect.
Essentially, those interested in consigning their valuables simply contact us. We will send out an electronic consignment agreement. When the agreement is returned to us, we send out a consignment kit which includes shipping box, pre-paid return postage (BRG provides appropriate tracking and insurance along with a prepaid shipping label), packing materials, and instruction card. The valuables are shipped back to us. The valuables are unpacked in a secure location to be inventoried, cataloged, photographed, and placed in one of our online auctions. Consignors will receive their consignment payout check (all will favorable commission rates) shortly after the sale closes.
Types of Eligible Consignments
1. Fine Jewelry, Timepieces, and High-End Costume Jewelry
We will accept quality pieces in the men's and women's categories (we don't discriminate). Fine jewelry pieces will include precious metals (i.e., fine 18kt and 24kt gold, sterling silver, platinum, etc.), precious and semi-precious gemstones (diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, etc.), necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, cuff links, tie clips/tacks, money clips, timepieces such as wristwatches, pocket watches, and small clocks. Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Mikimoto, Bvlgari, Hermes, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chopard, Piaget, Graff, Buccellati, Harry Winston, Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, etc., make up only a handful of makers we readily accept.
Apart from fine jewelry and timepieces, we are also seeking quality designer label and vintage costume jewelry hailing from a variety of makers such as Charles Albert, Roxanne Assoulin, Barclay, Bogoff, Boucher, Carnegie, Coco Chanel, Sarah Coventry, J Crew, William de Lillo, DeMario, DeRosa, Christian Dior, Eisenburg, Florenza, Miriam Haskall, Kramer, Laura Lombardi, Ana Luisa, Elsa Schiaparelli, Kendra Scott, Shashi, Soko, Kate Spade, Stella & Bow, Trifari, Weiss, Lorraine West, etc.
2. Couture & Designer Fashion & Accessories
Luxury fashion and fashion accessories for men and women including scarves, handbags, leather goods, ties, shoes, and belts are always in high demand. We will gladly accept designer labels such as: Balenciaga, Bottega Venetta, Buccellati, Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, David Yurman, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Judith Lieber, Louis Vuitton, Nardi, Oscar de la Renta, Patek Phillipe, Piaget, Prada, Rolex, Tiffany, Valentino, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, etc.
3. Unique and Interesting Smalls
Smalls are items that are, as the name states, small. Items that are easily packed and shipped. Smalls are generally part of the decorative arts family. We are seeking smalls in several categories:
High End Collectibles. Fine decorative "high-end" collectibles from makers like Herend, Baccarat, Lalique, Murano, Christian Lacroix, Hermes, Tiffany & Co., George Jensen, Montblanc, Cartier, Steuben, Venini, Waterford, etc. would fit into high-end collectibles.
Asian Decorative Arts. The demand for fine antique, vintage, and quality contemporary Asian articles such as small sculptures, snuff bottles/boxes, vases, etc. is high. We will gladly consider any fine Asian decorative art smalls.
Judaica. We are seeing an uptick in interest in antique, vintage and contemporary examples of Judaica. We are actively seeking small works of art, decorative arts, artifacts, manuscripts, Kiddush cups, menorahs, Hanukkah/Chanukah decorations, jewelry, flatware, ornate decorative pieces, religious articles and art, mezuzahs, and scrolls.
Unique Collections. Sports and trading cards, coins and currency, autographs, rare books, sports memorabilia, comics, vintage video games and electronic gaming consoles make up the world of unique collections. We are interested in learning more about your collection.
Small Sampling of Past Results
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