The Daguerreian Society's annual Benefit Auction has two parts, the Silent Auction and the Live Auction. The Silent Auction consists of donations with a silent bidding procedure. The Live Auction consists of consignments and perhaps a few donations and will have a live auctioneer.
In addition to the Live Auction and the Silent Auction at the Daguerreian Symposium, we offer an eBay auction. 'THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY eBay AUCTION Daguerreotype' is an eBay auction run by the Auction Committee of The Daguerreian Society. We'll offer one eBay auction at a time. All proceeds will go to The Daguerreian Society, a non-profit organization. The Daguerreian Society seller name on eBay is "1839auction".
WE WANT QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS FOR THE DAGUERREIAN SYMPOSIUM 2007 in KANSAS
We will be posting consignment images on the website to generate
Please send your consignments to:
P.O. Box 302283
Jamaica Plain, Ma. 02130
NB: For your own protection, please make sure that you items are sent with proper insurance for loss or damage in transit. The consignor sending the items assumes all risk for loss or damage to the items while in transit.
RULES ON CONSIGNMENTS.
LOTS can consist of a single item, or a group of items.
MUST BE $500 IN VALUE. We recognize that the determination of value is
somewhat arbitrary, because the market always speaks for itself. However, we
reserve the right to make the determination as to whether an item of group
of items qualifies, and we ask for your gracious cooperation to that end.
10% BUY-IN FEE IF A RESERVE IS NOT MET. For any item that carries a
reserve, we will charge 10% if that item is not sold, with a limit of $200.
CONSIGNMENTS MAY SELL FOR LESS THAN $500. Although we may determine that
an item meets the $500 requirement, that doesn't guarantee that it will sell
15% FEE for all consignment items sold.
NO BUYER'S FEE. This is a point in heavy discussion. This may be the last
year of no buyer's fee, so take advantage of it.
OCTOBER 1, 2007 DEADLINE. All consignments must be in by October 1, 2007.
LEFT BIDS. Because of the on-line catalog, we will be able to process
left bids. We promise to execute left bids with absolute integrity. Left
bids will be competitively bid by increments. We want our members to feel
safe when using the left bid feature.
We accept donations with gratitude, for they are generous contributions to
The Daguerreian Society. There is no minimum value to a donation. We are
recognized as a 501 (c) 3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service, so
donations can be tax write-offs. Donations will be acknowledged in the
Our first consignment lot is pictured below. Since then, more
consignments have come in and we think you'll be pleased with the quality.
Please come prepared!
The half plate daguerreotype pictured below is a donation, courtesy of
HELDER COSTA. Velvet pad reads W. & F. Langenheim, 216 Chestnut St.,
Philadelphia. If you'd like to donate an image to the silent auction, we'll
be soliciting donations at the Trade Show.
The Auction Committee