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From: Columbus, Ohio USA
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 04-22-2019 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DSeuss5490   Click Here to Email DSeuss5490     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With all the upcoming space auctions I was wondering if anyone had a preference with which one to consign to? I received inquiries or correspondence from Heritage and Sothebys and they have offered similar terms, but I'm on the fence with who to use as I've never consigned to either. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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From: Orlando, FL
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posted 04-23-2019 04:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chuckster01   Click Here to Email Chuckster01     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When consigning very rare items it does seem that both auction houses produce outstanding results. Although Heritage has has been exceedingly successful with the Armstrong auctions not only with the Armstrong collection but with most everything sold in those auctions.

For the more common items RR Auction is a safe bet but if your a philanthropist the American Space Museum auctions have had very solid results and every dollar goes to charity.


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From: Danville, Ohio
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posted 04-23-2019 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been very much pleased with RR Auction, both in buying and selling.


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From: Guyton, GA
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posted 04-23-2019 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While never selling on RR Auction I have worked with them on a number of items providing input to value and authenticity. I find them ethical and dedicated to getting the provenance as accurate as is possible with the items we in the space community collect.

As a buyer I have nothing but praise with my transactions and would expect the same for sellers as well.


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From: San Antonio TX, USA
Registered: Apr 2004

posted 04-23-2019 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceSteve   Click Here to Email SpaceSteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used to bid with RR Auctions, and consigned to them once, with good results.

They lost me though, when they doubled their minimum lot price to $240 ($200 minimum bid + 20% buyer's premium).

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