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For over thirty years Old World Auctions has sold tens of thousands of items for consignors throughout the world. As a specialist auctioneer we provide you a powerful selling format and the ability to reach a large and diverse audience of collectors, institutions, and dealers. Old World Auctions holds four auctions each year, generally in February, May, September and November.

Mercator's Magazine We advertise our sales nationally and internationally in carefully selected publications. Our sale announcements and catalogs go directly into the homes and offices of thousands of prospective buyers. Our Internet site is regularly visited by thousands of interested collectors. Through the years we have fine-tuned our marketing plans, thereby bringing the greatest awareness and highest prices for your items.

Quality consignments of maps, atlases, globes, books related to cartography, books with plates and engravings, and fine and historical prints are some of the items we can help you sell. Generally, we do not feature 20th century material later than World War II with the exception of very unique items. Nor do we accept material that is in poor condition; some minor flaws, foxing or marginal tears are acceptable. Condition may be less critical on significant and rare material.

You are responsible for shipment of the material to us, and in-transit insurance. In the event an item does not sell you are also responsible for return postage and insurance. We provide insurance on all items in our possession.

You may establish a reserve for any lot with an estimated value above $25. Reserves are set between 50% - 75% of the low estimate.

The deadline for receipt of materials is two months in advance for the scheduled auction close date. Items must be in our possession for cataloging as we must be able to accurately describe condition.

Whether you have a single valuable piece or a major collection, please contact us to discuss your material. In order to evaluate the material we need at minimum the exact title, maker, circa date and condition (see condition guidelines). Please complete the following form and we will reply to your request as soon as possible. Feel free to write, fax, or call if you need additional information or would like to discuss specific items and dates.

Please complete the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible. Or you may contact us at (804) 290-8090, or fax us at (804) 482-2611.
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