How do I know you will give me what I want for my stuff?

1. There are no guarantees at auction. 2. The auction is a consignment process, which means we have an incentive to make you more money because that will make us more money. 3. We do not create the market but reflect it. With that in mind, if choose to sell through auction you have the ability to have an objective view of an item’s financial worth in the current market. People often find that most of their items have more emotional value than auction value.

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What is the advantage of selling at auction?

An educated staff evaluates and places your item in the place it will make you the most money. Auctions will reach an appropriate and diverse buyer base through utilizing multiple platforms, networking with other area sellers, and a large group of regular bidders.

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What types of auctions do you have?

Our weekly auction will bring you 150,000+ registered bidders in the greater capital area, far more than anyone in this region. Our partner Rasmus, the largest commercial auctioneer in the region, has been online only now for close to 20 years calling their last live auction with us in 2003 when we sold the contents of DC restaurant institution Blackies’ House of Beef and Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras.  Our almost two decade old partnership allows us to bring to you something that others just can’t.  

We offer various specialty auctions, typically one to two a month.  Our specialty sales include: Stamps & Coins, Jewelry & Watches, Dolls, Toys & Trains, Pottery & Porcelain, Military & Firearms, Japanese Art, and many other categories as our clients have items.  We love building sales around your collections.

To find out more about our upcoming auctions, and learn how we can help you sell your items, please contact us at

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Do you ship items?

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Quinn’s Auction Galleries ONLY ship with FedEx Domestic and USPS internationally. We do not ship Media Mail. Shipping costs are based on the weight of your lots and your location. We require a complete shipping address and phone number to process your shipping quote. You will receive your shipping quote in your invoice via your registered email. Once payment is received Quinn’s will ship items FedEx ground in the United States, USPS International or release items to an outside shipper.

We reserve the right to recommend an outside shipper based on fragility and size of lot. We offer recommendations for outside shipping by trusted shippers if necessary. If using an outside shipper Quinn’s Auction Galleries is not responsible for damages by carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by us, and will not be liable for any losses which result.

Payment Policies:

Please remit payment by check, money order, cashier’s check, or wire transfer along with a copy of the invoice. For purchases under $4000 credit cards are accepted. We accept Master Card, Visa and American Express. There is a 4% service fee for use of a credit card.
Invoices greater than $4000 require payment by certified check, bank check, cash or wire transfer.

The Gallery must receive payment in full before any of your merchandise will be available for removal by you or shipped to you. The Gallery reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.

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