September 11, 2019 • 5PM – 7PM

Brunk Auctions • 117 Tunnel Road • Asheville, NC 28805

Join us after hours at our gallery to preview our September Auctions.

The Paddle 828 group provides an opportunity for art lovers, young collectors, and those new to the auction process to come together.

Our specialists will be available to answer any questions about the items being offered and the auction process.

Libations and light fare.

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Buying and selling at auction can be an exciting process. Whether you are an experienced bidder or an enthusiastic novice, auctions are an ideal place to enhance or edit a collection. Galleries, professional dealers and designers, private collectors, and museums have long known about appeal of buying at auction. From the seasoned collector to the young family furnishing a home, auctions are an exceptional resource. All our auctions are open to the public, preceded by a preview, and everyone is welcome to attend. The auction gallery atmosphere is lively and casual, making it easy to come and go at any time. 

Emporium and Premier Auctions

Our Premier Auctions showcase extraordinary examples of fine and decorative art and antiques, jewelry, and silver, among many other categories of sale. Our Emporium Auctions feature more accessible offerings that will appeal to both the novice collector and connoisseur alike. The array of objects presented for sale at Emporium Auctions is sure to please buyers of all budgets and interests.

Catalogs

Prior to each sale we publish a print and digital catalog that features all the items included in the auction. Descriptions and auction estimates accompany an image of each ‘lot.’ A lot may refer to a single item or to a group of items. The catalog includes condition notes for each lot as well as terms of sale for the auction. Contact information and time and dates of the public preview and auction are specified in the catalog. 

Show and Tell

Auction previews are a perfect opportunity to inspect each lot and meet our specialists. We encourage you to look and touch, read the condition reports, and ask questions! Previews are a delightful way to connect with our specialists and other collectors who may share your interests. On occasion, connoisseurship lectures are presented at previews by our specialists on a particular work, artist, or genre.

Bidding

With multiple online bidding platforms, phone, absentee, and in-person bidding, we welcome a global audience to our auction gallery. We provide easy and ample bidding formats –one of which is sure to appeal to you.

Prospective bidders will need to register either online or in person for a bidding number. If you are in the gallery for the sale, our staff will issue you a numbered card with which you can bid. Familiarize yourself with the bidding increments and prepare to hold your ‘paddle’ high for the auctioneer to see and acknowledge your bid. 

If you are unable to attend an auction, you may bid on one of several online platforms, submit an absentee bid form prior to the auction, or have a member of our staff bid over the phone with you on your behalf. To arrange for phone bidding, please contact our staff one week before the auction. Absentee bid and phone bid forms are available here.

As each lot comes up for sale, it is displayed on the gallery screen. Bidding typically starts at one-half of the low estimate of the lot as listed in the catalog. Consider the maximum amount you want to pay and continue bidding until your bid prevails or you reach your limit. If your bid is the final bid, the auctioneer will bring down the hammer, indicating that the lot is sold to you. 

Buyers’ Premium

Each final bid is subject to a Buyer’s Premium. This premium is added to your winning bid and constitutes the purchase price. Applicable sales taxes are added to this figure and the total will become your final purchase price. All sales are final and subject to our Terms of Sale found in each catalog here. You may pay by cash, check, or bank wire transfer.

Shipping and Removal

Following the auction, all purchases must be paid for and collected within five business days. We will be happy to assist you in making arrangements for the packing, shipping, and/or transportation of your property. Purchased items not picked up from our auction facilities within ten business days of the auction will be assessed a storage fee per day, per item.

Selling 

Auctions are an excellent marketplace for selling all kinds of property. The competitive market of an auction ensures a fair market value for the items offered. With a broad array of auction services and a global audience, Brunk Auctions positions your consigned items for the best possible sale.

Complimentary and Confidential Auction Estimates

Our team of specialists invites you to call for an appointment at one of our galleries. We provide complimentary and confidential estimates of the fair market value of items offered at auction. For appraisals for tax or insurance purposes, we would be pleased to refer you to the International Society of Appraisers. 

We are available to travel to your home or business to evaluate your property and assign auction estimates. We also welcome emailed images with brief descriptions of at consign@brunkauctions.com. A specialist will respond with auction estimates via phone or email as quickly as possible.

After our specialists determine presale auction estimates for your items, you may consign your property to us for the next appropriate auction. Our team of specialists, art handlers, and administrators work together to smoothly inventory, transport, store, and process your property and paperwork.

Marketing Your Property

Once your property is on site, our Marketing team develops a thoughtful strategy to best advertise your items. Our marketing campaign will identify the most appropriate local, national, and international print and online resources for maximum public exposure of your property. We also target potential buyers via email, phone, and digital and print publications to further promote your consignment. 

Reserves

As a consignor, you may request to set a minimum price below which your items may not be sold. This ‘reserve’ is confidential and insures that you receive fair market value for your property. If bidding stops before your reserve price is reached, the lot will be ‘passed’ by the auctioneer. In this case, you may choose to keep your property or reconsign it for a future auction.

Commissions

For a complete and detailed explanation of commissions, please speak with one of our specialists. Additional information is available here.

Payment

Payment for property sold at auction is mailed to you approximately 30 days after the sale. You will receive a check for the amount of the final hammer price, less the sales commission, and any other charges.

Whether you collect prints or paintings, jewelry, or modern art and design, we have a department specialist available when you want to buy or sell at auction. We invite you to visit us online or at one of our galleries to experience the excitement of one of our Premier and Emporium auctions.

 

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