Cottone Auctions has a highly successful track record of realizing maximum price results and delivering prompt payments. We provide the highest level of customer service and maintain private, professional and confidential transactions.
Our Consignment Process
Complete the online request form at left and upload a minimum of one photograph of your fine art, antique or collectible. We suggest including the following information:
- Photos: Clear color images of the front & back, with close -up details of any signature or maker's mark.
- History: Any information you may have regarding when & how the item was acquired, along with dimensions and any additional documentation.
Alternatively, you may email us at [email protected] or call us at (585) 243-1000 to discuss your item(s) or make an appointment for first-hand inspection. Please allow 4-6 weeks for response.
Upon receipt of your photographs and/or our in-person inspection of your item(s), we will provide preliminary auction estimates if the item is of a type & value typically sold in one of our auctions. We accept for consignment those antique(s)/collectible(s) for which we feel there is a strong market.
Once we have mutually agreed to consignment of your item(s), we execute a formal Consignment Agreement form that includes an itemization of all consigned property. All consigned property is insured on our policy as soon as we take possession of it, and your antique(s)/collectible(s) are stored free of charge until the date of the auction.
You can be confident that we will work diligently to promote your antique(s)/collectible(s)’ auction through multiple channels in order to gain maximum exposure for your property. Our sales typically attract more than 1,500 bidders from around the world.
You will receive payment for your antique(s)/collectible(s) within 30 days following the auction date with an itemized account for each lot sold.
We are actively seeking fine art & antique consignments in the Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo areas; we also accept consignments nationwide. If you have an antique or collectible that you’re considering selling, please contact us to learn how we can help.