HOW TO CONSIGN YOUR PROPERTY TO JONES & HORAN:
Jones & Horan is delighted to guide you through the entire auction process, from initial contact through final payment. (See THE PROCESS, below.) We are always seeking quality timepieces either for consignment or for outright purchase and would love to hear from you, whether you are looking to sell a single piece or an entire collection. Our flexible consignor rates are tailored to your needs and to the type and quality of your consigned items.
Jones & Horan charges no buyer’s premium, has no state sales tax, and there are no “hidden” fees. ~20% advance payment immediately available for all consignments~ We are fully insured and can make arrangements to travel to pick up.
We are also interested in purchasing collections outright, if you would prefer.
Our typical rates on consignments are:
17% for Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Coins valued over $5,000
20% for Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Coins valued $5,000 and under
If the consignment consists mainly of Tools and Materials, commission is 25%
STEP 1 – CONTACT US.
Simply give us a call at (603) 623-5314, and/or send us an email with photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
. In your email, please include pertinent information that can’t be determined from your photos, as well as contact information so we can reach you. An expert will contact you to discuss what we can do for you. We are also pleased to arrange in-home consultations when appropriate.
STEP 2 – SIGN THE CONTRACT. Click here to download our Consignment Form
, which contains our terms, consignor fee, and the information we need from you for notifications and payment. Signed contracts can be scanned and emailed to us or included in the package with your property.
STEP 3 – MAKE SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS. You can ship your property to us at your own expense, or we can arrange for a shipping label for you to place on your package, which will be deducted from your proceeds after property is auctioned. If you need assistance with packing and/or shipping your property to us, please contact us. If you would like to personally deliver your property to Jones & Horan, please make an appointment with us by telephone or email. We are located at 453 Mast Road, Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA, just 15 minutes from the Manchester International Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, and about an hour from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
Please note: If you are consigning goods from overseas, shipping charges, taxes and import duties are your responsibility. Some countries may apply import and export regulations for certain types of goods, such as watches containing batteries. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with these regulations.
STEP 4 – JONES & HORAN GETS TO WORK. Once your property reaches Jones & Horan, our experts get right to work tagging your items into inventory, photographing, and cataloging each lot in detail with a full condition report. Our expert will determine how to best lot your items to achieve the greatest price possible, as well as deciding the best venue to ensure the strongest bidding. We also send out your cash advance check at this time, if desired. (If we come to you, we will leave you with a cash advance check when we take possession of your consignment.) PLEASE NOTE: It generally takes 2-3 months for a consignment to go live in an auction.
STEP 5 – WATCH FOR YOUR PRE-SALE NOTIFICATION. In the case of a Live Auction, a catalog will be mailed to you with a list of your consignment approximately one month before the auction. For an Online Auction, an email will go out to you approximately four days before the auction opens for bidding with a list of your lots and a link to the auction.
STEP 6 – ATTEND THE AUCTION. If your property is in a Live Auction, you are welcome to attend and view the auction excitement for yourself. You can also watch the auction online through our website. If your property is in an Online-only Auction, you may “attend” by watching the lots sell on the last day (30 seconds apart) through our website, or you can view the bidding progress any time during the week that auction is live for bidding.
STEP 7 – PRICES REALIZED. All prices realized will be available on our website after each auction closes, whether online-only or live.
STEP 8 – PAYMENT IS SENT. Payment will be mailed to you together with a settlement statement itemizing sales results, consignor fees and net owed. Checks are mailed 14 days after an online-only auction and 28 days after a live auction.
BENEFITS OF SELLING WITH JONES & HORAN:
Selling with Jones & Horan is a transparent process that encourages the best results achieved for all items. View our past auctions
, search results on specific types of items through our search page
, or view our Highlights of Past Sales
35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Jones & Horan has 35 years of experience in auctioneering, with 33 of those years devoted to horological auctions. Our experts know the current market and the best way to sell your property through auction.
Jones & Horan has a global reach. We regularly email an extensive list of horological and jewelry buyers throughout the world who participate in our auctions. We also directly mail our catalogs out to this extensive client base.
0% BUYER’S PREMIUM
Consign your property to the only major horological auction house with no buyer’s premium and no sales tax! Buyers are free to bid up to their highest bid, which gets passed right along to you, the consignor.
IMMEDIATE CASH ADVANCES AVAILABLE
20% cash advances immediately available on all consignments.
Checks are mailed 14 days after an online auction and only 28 days after a live auction.
HIGH QUALITY DESCRIPTION AND CONDITION REPORTS
Our team of experts carefully draw attention to important features and also point out any defects, giving our bidders the confidence to bid high on items. Also, our experts are on hand during live auction previews and here at our gallery by appointment to answer questions for both attending bidders and bidders who cannot attend.
MULTIPLE HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EACH LOT
Your property will be showcased in a series of high quality photographs, which also ensures that buyers can bid with confidence.
We return all telephone calls and emails personally and are eager to answer any questions you may have. Jones & Horan likes to keep the process easy and painless.
SPECIALIZED HOROLOGICAL AUCTION HOUSE
Timepieces, jewelry and coins are strengths of the Jones & Horan Auction Team. Our experts have knowledge from spending decades in the business, and they are also aware of current market trends.
Jones & Horan was one of the first to join the world wide web in the 1980s. Over the years, Jones & Horan has branched into offering successful online-only auctions twice per month in addition to two live auctions per year. Click here to read more about Jones & Horan's growth
throughout the years.
Jones & Horan promotes our auctions in several major horological and antiques journals, as well as on Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, we send mail and email notices to our global clientele of collectors and dealers.
BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE NAWCC WITH PREFERRED ADVERTISING PRIVILEGES
We advertise in premium spots in the NAWCC Mart, as well as in their email newsletters, drawing in even more clients every week.