GREATER OVERALL PRODUCT EXPOSURE

You will experience World Wide Exposure for your inventory items. Maison Menin aggregates bidders from a variety of selected reputable online retails and auction websites including emails to Heirloom Live's 300,000+ bidders and buyers. Click here to know more about our distribution network.

Our online live auction associates will show your items to approximately 21,000,000 Active bidders and average of 30,000,000 visitors a month altogether. We will also advertise your items with the use of tailored designed banners in websites presented in our list of partner websites. Verify that all websites we advertise in experience outstanding reputation and you can rest assured that your items will be shown where they are valued and segmented to proper potential bidders.

What to expect in the first stage:

  • •average 25% increase in sales
  • •30,000-45000,000 visits to each auction catalog
  • •average 450 new registered bidders for each auction

If the first stage proves effective we can advance to a new stage:

Second stage exposure:

  • •All presented in stage 1
  • •Adwords campaigns tailored for your items and niche
  • •eBay featured and highlighted items
  • •Featured signatured auctions
  • •Professionaly designed bannners only for your catalog presented in even better spots at our distribution network

Features presented in this stage always have out of the charts results for sellers and will double the selling experience presented in the first stage.

Learn more about how we sell your items by clicking here.

Learn more about our distribution network by clicking here.

Note that to be able to advertise using our services you will need the approval of our team first, please send email to contact@heirloomliveauctions.com and we will send a form where you can inform us more about your business.

FREE VALUATIONS

One of Maison Menin specialists will use their expertise to gauge a realistic estimate for your item. Auction valuations are free and you can ask for one in the following ways.

By Email
Send a written description and, if possible, an image of your item to the relevant specialist. If you are unsure who to contact email customer services who will be able to put you in touch with the right person.

Valuation and Appraisal Days
Maison Menin holds regular valuation and appraisal days round the Us where specialists are available to give free opinions. Please contact us for this service.

Probate
Maison Menin is experienced at dealing with Probate items. Please contact us to make an appointment for one of our specialists to visit you and, if appropriate, the property.

 

CONSIGNMENT

Selecting the most suitable auction and date to sell your property
Our specialists are very experienced at placing items in the right auctions and they will advise you on the most appropriate auction for your item. 

Transporting your property
You can transport the item yourself at your own expense - or we can arrange this for you at a small cost. 

If you are consigning goods from overseas, shipping charges, taxes and import duties may apply. Some countries apply import and export regulations for some types of goods. It is your responsibility to ensure compliance with these. Please contact Maison Menin in advance if you have any doubts on what to do.

USA shipping & transportation:  contact@maisonmeninauctions.com

Agreeing sales terms and reserve
When we have agreed on the sale terms, we will give you a Receipt and Contract Form listing the details about the price at which you will be prepared to sell your item or items.

Contract and receipt for consignment
When you have consigned your goods for sale our specialist will discuss your sale requirements with you and record these on the Receipt and Contract Form.

This document is important because it is your instruction to us to sell. It is your contract with Maison Menin, specifying the sale terms, and your receipt for the property you have consigned. The form carries your personal reference number for that particular consignment, in the top right-hand corner, which should be quoted in all communication concerning your sale items. At the same time we will also give you a folder containing our Conditions of Business.

 

CHARGES AND COMMISSION TO SELLERS (ON SITE AUCTIONS ONLY)

Seller's Commission Rates
Please contact the department for details.

Sale Catalogue Images

Your item will be included in the sale catalogue. A picture is also often included although this is not guaranteed. 

Illustration charges
You will only incur charges if we have agreed this with you in advance.

Web illustration charge
You will only incur charges if we have agreed this with you in advance. 

Additional Charges
There may be additional charges for restoration, shipping, packing, storage, custom duties and import tax, if appropriate. These charges will only be made, however, if you have agreed to them beforehand.

Conditions
All sales are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Business as stated on the Receipt / Contract.

Advertising
Maison Menin bears all the normal costs of advertising and promotion. In some cases, however, we - or you - may believe there is a need for additional advertising. If this is the case, we will discuss it in detail with you and then plan a specific advertising campaign and put it into effect.

Further Information

Maison Menin charge the Buyer a Buyer's Premium on each Lot as detailed in the Conditions of Sale for Buyers.

 

AFTER THE AUCTION

Auction result notification
After your goods have sold successfully, we will send you a auction result notification. This will list the individual lot(s) and the price made by each item. If you would like to know the outcome on the day, you are welcome to telephone the saleroom about an hour after the end of the auction.

Payment
Payment is made by bank transfer after the auction date, assuming that we have received full payment from the buyer. Please contact the department for more details on the timing of payments. We will also send you a settlement statement detailing the charges which have been incurred. Relevant charges are normally deducted before your settlement is prepared and sent.

Unsold Lots
There is an unsold minimum fee per lot (plus insurance as detailed above). There may be other additional charges, such as an illustration fee (see above). If you would like to re-offer your property in a future auction you can do so and should talk this through with the department. If you would prefer not to re-offer your property, you will need to make your own arrangements to collect it from us.