When you submit your military collectables for auction, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your military collectables and encourage them to bid. Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, all relevant information displayed clearly and, of course, beautiful photos. By following these 3 steps when submitting your military collectables for auction, you can increase your chances of earning higher revenues on your lots at auction.
To help encourage potential buyers to bid on your lot, you should include a detailed description of your object(s). This should be thorough and honest, and follow the guidelines in the next section.
If you are using our website to upload your lots, tips will appear to give you guidance about what information we need to know about your lot. The fields that you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.
The required information includes:
Including strong photographs is key to catching buyers’ eyes, ensuring they bid on your lot.
Of course, buying online means potential bidders do not get a chance to see your lot in person, therefore detailed and high quality photographs are very important.
To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get the right impression of an item, we require:
- a 360 degree view of the item
- close-ups of important details
- The photos should show the item from all sides and should be taken on a plain, neutral background (preferably a white background).
- Make sure your photos show only the object(s) you want to put up for auction.
- To present your item in the best possible and most appealing way, please avoid self portraits, bare hands or a distracting background and make sure the item is clean.
- Provide clear images of all damages that the item could have with a full description of it.
- Provide close-ups of important details such as maker marks or text/numbers. For German WW2 items, provide clear photos of the Eagle.
- Please cover all Swastikas or offensive marks, Runes or SS markings completely on the photos.
- Purely for valuation, please also upload a clear photo of the complete item with the Swastika uncovered. After valuation, this photo will be deleted and it will not be published.
- If you have more than one item in a lot, please provide at least one photo with all the items together.
This will make it clearer to the buyer what you are selling.
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your military collectables. Start submitting your special objects for auction.
We look forward to receiving your lots soon - our experts can’t wait to see what you have to offer!