No Initial Cost
There is no cost to list with Phi, only a sales commission.
We will help you ship your item directly to the buyer.
Enjoy up to 92% of the final sale amount. All yours!
Find out the value of your item before the auction.
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SELL WORKS FROM YOUR COLLECTION
WONDERING WHAT IT’S WORTH?
It’s free. We provide auction estimates free of cost and no obligation to consign.
It’s simple. Upload details and images of your work via the form below.
It’s swift. Once submitted, we reply with an auction estimate within just five business days.
It’s satisfying. If you choose to consign, enjoy returns up to 92%. We offer the highest return rates anywhere in the industry.
Phi Auctions provides free auction estimate services for fine art from single items to large collections. With many specialized departments to meet your needs, Phi Auctions employs a team of specialists well equipped to value your items. Consultations for auction evaluations with our experts are private and complimentary. In order to accept your item(s) for consignment, we must first examine the property to determine if it is appropriate for sale at Phi Auctions. If so, we will provide you with a pre-sale value estimate reflective of the current market. Due to the high volume of requests Phi Auctions receives, please allow up to ten business days for specialists to perform additional research and assign an auction estimate. These valuations are free of charge, and requests may be submitted using our online form below.
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED
- Information about the item you are submitting
- Photographs of the item
- Your contact information so that we can follow up with you
FREE Artwork Price Estimate
- Your Details
- Artwork Information
About the Item
Type of Artwork
If other please specify
Title - 'NA' for unknown
Medium e.g. Oil on Canvas
Dimensions (Height, Width, Depth) e.g. 20
Is the work signed?
Can you prove the artwork is authentic? If so, you'll be asked to submit corresponding documentation, e.g. purchase receipt, certificate of authenticity, etc.
What is the artwork's condition? Is it damaged?
Images of the Artwork, e.g. front view, signature, if available, certificates of authenticity, if available
Q. If I submit my artwork or collectible for a valuation, am I required to sell it with Phi Auctions?
A. No. If you submit your work to Phi Auctions and we provide an auction estimate, you are under no obligation to sell.
Q. How quickly can works from my collection be sold?
A. Our specialists will suggest the most appropriate sale for your work of art. Our model is flexible and we host numerous sales on a constant rotating basis. It is possible for us to list your work in an auction in a matter of weeks. On average, it takes about four weeks to process and slate for an upcoming sale.
Q. What if I don’t have a photo of my work?
A. Seeing an image of your submission is an essential part of the valuation process. Unfortunately we cannot provide an accurate auction estimate without images.
Q. I just submitted works for review; when can I expect a reply from Phi Auctions?
A. Upon receiving images and details of your work, our specialist team will carefully assess each item and respond to you within five business days.
Q. How much money will I make?
A. Phi Auctions offers the most competitive terms in the industry. The vendor’s commission starts at 15% for works $5,000 and below, 10% for works between $5,000 and $10,000, and 8% for works above $10,000. (Our remote consignment model allows for your property to remain in your possession until it sells, and as a result, additional costs including shipping, insurance and storage are removed from the selling process). Should there be any additional fees, which is rare, we will deduct the costs from sale proceeds.
Q. Are there any hidden fees or costs to consign?
A. For every item or lot sold, Phi Auctions charges the seller a vendor’s commission. Our specialists will happily discuss the terms related to the sale in advance and work with you to agree upon an appropriate sale plan.
Q. How do things get priced?
A. An auction valuation is a range of values based on recent market intelligence and previous auction records of comparable pieces, when available. Additionally, condition and provenance, or the history of your work of art, are two important factors in determining the value of your work. Although we strive to provide the most accurate representation of value, the estimates we provide are provisional, and could be subject to change upon further research of the property or to reflect recent market conditions or currency fluctuations.
Q. How can I ensure that my work doesn’t sell at too low a price?
A. The specialist will discuss with you the auction estimate and work with you to set a mutually agreed reserve price. A reserve is a value at which the work will not sell below and will be kept confidential from any bidders.
Q. Will I have to arrange shipping or deal with the buyer?
A. No. After the sale, we will work closely with you to arrange for your work to be sent to the winning bidder, who is ultimately responsible for all shipping fees. Phi Auctions acts as the middleman for the entire post-sale process so your information remains entirely anonymous to the buyer.
Q. When do I get paid?
A. After the auction, Phi Auctions will notify the seller about the status of each lot offered for sale via email notifications. Provided payment has been received from the buyer, we will pay net sale proceeds (the hammer price minus the vendor’s commission and any sale-related expenses) to the seller within 30 business days of payment being received.