Information for Consignors
Any consignor wants their item/s to reach the highest possible price at auction, and with Baldwin's you can rest assured that they are in the right hands. We are the current holders of numerous world prices achieved at auction and we take care to ensure that your items receive the best possible exposure to potential buyers.
We produce auction catalogues of the highest quality, all of which are expertly researched by our team, that provide a unique selling tool for your collection. As we produce all our catalogues in-house, we can personalise them to create a lasting record. Samples of previous examples are available upon request.
Experience has taught us that high prices are always the result when quality is combined with experienced and meticulous cataloguing.
In addition, our in-house marketing team will devise full geographical advertising, marketing and promotional strategies across on- and off-line activities to promote the sale, the results of which are proven auction after auction.
Items listed for auction are advertised well in advance on our own website, as well as on numerous other auction sites such as
where potential buyers can place bids up to four weeks prior to the auction.
On the day of the auction itself, we ensure that any potential buyers have no excuse to miss your lots coming up - we broadcast live through our website, where buyers can view and listen to the auction as it proceeds, and bid on those lots of interest against bidders in the auction room in real time. Alerts can be set up by potential buyers to make sure they do not miss your items when they come up. This service is absolutely free - unlike other auction houses, we do not charge either the buyer or the seller for this service.
In addition to this, we run live up-to-the-minute commentaries of the auction across our social media feeds (with another potential audience in the tens of thousands), so there is never an excuse for a potential buyer to 'miss' your lots.
With Baldwin's, your lots could reach up to one million potential buyers every day!
This truly worldwide exposure for your items cannot be found anywhere else - only Baldwin's can offer such comprehensive coverage. We were the first numismatic auction house to offer online bidding in 2006, and we constantly keep abreast of new technology and innovation to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of numismatic auctions.
* We offer negotiable selling fees.
* Nothing to pay before the auction - all fees agreed in advance are deducted from the final settlement AFTER the auction.
* In many cases, we can offer pre-auction payments.
* Unlike other auction houses, there are NO hidden charges - we offer a one-off fee that covers your items, all photography and cataloguing, storage, insurance and marketing.
* There are NO fees for lots that do not sell - on the rare occasion that your item/s do not sell at auction, you don't pay a thing.
At the point of consignment, you will receive a signed receipt which sets out the details of our conditions of sale. You will also receive a full listing of your items in the sale and a free copy of the printed catalogue up to three weeks before the sale date.
Payment to sellers normally takes place between 30 and 45 days after the date of sale, often sooner.
Guide to taking photographs
You can email our auctions team directly, by clicking here, or call our auctions department on +44 (0) 20 7930 9808.
Alternatively, you can contact us through the website by clicking on the link below.
More information on our auctions process can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.