Why Consign To Classic Auctions
Since 1994, Classic Auctions has been the official auctioneer of more than 20 Hockey Hall of Fame members and many other former NHL & CFL stars. Our reputation and professionalism with them has established trusted relationships with even more of their friends, and our list of current and future partnerships is growing every day.
We encourage you to join with these sports legends and consign with us. Hall of Famers Jean Beliveau, Peter Dalla Riva and Guy Lafleur are just a few of the legends that have trusted Classic Auctions with their personal collections.
Although not all our consignees are as famous, they are treated with just as much respect. We strive to make each consignee's experience as unique as the pieces they bring to auction. Here is a short sampling of positive feedback we have received:
- "I couldn't be more pleased with the result of the auction. You and your team go above and beyond every single time. It is truly a pleasure to have you as business associates, and, most importantly, good friends." - GG, 2014
- "I look forward to consigning more items in your Fall auction. Thank you again for making this auction a success." - RB, 2014
- "I consigned more than 90 jerseys to Marc and Classic and cannot be more pleased with the results of the auction. Merci mon ami." - LB, 2012
- "thank you sir. you guys are class act as always, the best in hockey in the world." - JC, 2011
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 450-638-7058. We look forward to adding you to our list of satisfied customers.
Here are 10 reasons why you should consign your items with Classic Auctions:
- The best results in the Industry
Actions speak louder than words and Classic has by far the best auction results in the industry. We hold EVERY record for the highest price ever paid at auction for historical hockey memorabilia: Paul Henderson’s 1972 Team Canada game-worn jersey sold for $1.275 million (all amounts in USD); Bobby Hull’s 1961 Chicago Black Hawks Stanley Cup ring sold for $85,000; Jean Beliveau’s 1957 Stanley Cup sold for $42,000; Jean Beliveau’s 1971 game-used hockey stick sold for $17,500, Hobey Baker’s autograph sold for $14,000; a complete 40-card set of 1923-24 William Patterson hockey cards -with shortprinted Bert Corbeau card- sold for $136,000; and a set of 1910-11 Sweet Caporal hockey postcards sold for $165,000. We get the best results in the industry, bar none!
- The best clientele in the Industry
Established in the industry since 1994, Classic Auctions has built up the most enviable mailing list in the business thanks in no small measure to the exceptional amount of media coverage we have received from the sales of our record-breaking items. Our extensive range of clients includes the hobby’s wealthiest collectors and is simply unmatched in the industry. Many of our clients rely exclusively on Classic to meet their needs and they remain extremely loyal. Rest assured that your memorabilia will be seen by the most serious and dedicated hockey collectors in the world.
- The best auction catalogue in the Industry
For over a decade Classic Auctions has been producing a high-quality, full-color auction catalogue. It regularly features around 1,000 lots consisting of a tantalizing variety of the finest hockey memorabilia in the world. These high-end catalogues are extremely appreciated by our clients. They are also our most important marketing tools. No one else in the hobby produces catalogues that are strictly oriented to hockey memorabilia, let alone catalogues of such great quality.
- The most-visited website in the Industry
One of the first sports memorabilia websites to use begin using online bidding technology in the late 1990s, www.classicauctions.net maintains an unmatched archive of the auction lots we have sold over the last decade. The traffic generated by clients, media, collectors and potential customers as a result of our active and past auctions has made Classic the single most visited website in the industry, according to www.alexa.com. . You can rest assured that your items will not slip through the cracks and go unnoticed as our website is visited daily by literally thousands of hockey collectors!
- Our competitive consignment plans
Our consignment rates are very competitive in the hobby. They are also negotiable, depending on the size and the quality of the items included in the collection. We also offer a very aggressive CASH advance program, for items or collections of certain value. Contact us today for more information about our commissions and CASH advances.
- The most knowledge in the hobby
Classic Auctions’ hockey memorabilia experts sport an impressive 60 years-plus of experience You can rest assured that your precious items will be handled with due respect and properly authenticated. This is no idle boast, simply fact: We have seen and sold more hockey memorabilia items than anyone else in the world.
- Rapid payment and easily accessible information
Classic Auctions has enhanced its commitment to paying consignors faster than anyone else in the industry. We have grown our team in order to expedite the auction invoicing process, which will enable us to pay our consignors even sooner. Consignors for our Spring 2010 auction began receiving payments two weeks after the auction. Consignment sheets are available online, so by logging into your account you can track the selling price of every piece you have consigned and monitor the winning bidder’s payment of their invoice.
- An easy and very simple consignment process
We offer one of the easiest consignment processes in the industry. Simply fill out a consignment agreement and ensure that your items are delivered to Classic Auctions’ offices. Just like that, you’re on your way! We even have an American shipping address to facilitate consignments from the U.S., where needed.
- The most frequent auctions in the hobby
The most frequent auctions in the hobby Classic holds three auctions every year in contrast to others in the industry who typically stage no more than two. We are in the business of being busy, which is a huge benefit to you. There’s no need to let your items sit around for six months when you can consign with Classic, where we are always working hard to sell your memorabilia. With three annual historical hockey memorabilia auctions, there’s never a long wait to get your items up for sale.
- Our track record: the greatest athletes and collectors have consigned with us
Jean Beliveau trusted Classic Auctions to consign his $1-million hockey memorabilia collection. Maurice Richard’s family trusted us to consign his $1-million estate. The consignor of Paul Henderson’s 1972 Team Canada jersey trusted Classic to handle its record-smashing $1.275 million sale at auction. In fact, a multitude of hockey players and collectors have confidently relied on our services. You can rest assured that your items will be properly dealt with and their value will be maximized when consigning your items with the finest auction house in the world.