When you submit your taxidermy and cabinet of curiosities items, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your lots 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 items 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 on 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:
- number of items
- scientific name
- dimensions (height/length)
- weight (in grams)
If you can provide additional interesting information regarding the item you can do so in the description. Bidders are always interested in learning as much as possible about an item before purchasing it.
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, according to the guidelines on the next page
- Photos should show nothing else other than the item(s) you want to put up for auction.
- Photograph your lot in front of a plain and neutral background, preferably a solid, contrasting colour (for example black, dark grey or white).
- Be sure to avoid a distracting background, such as a shop interior or an outdoor scene. Please also avoid any self-portraits. We prefer not to accept images in which the object is held by a person.
- Bidders are interested in seeing as many details as possible. Therefore, please always include images of the back, bottom, top, sides (and from the inside where applicable). In case of several items, please photograph the offered items all together in the one main image, as well as each item separately.
- Provide specific, sharp images of details such as a signature or monogram, any decorative details, a logo, title or inscription(s). Signs of wear and tear or (minor) damage should be clearly shown in your images. Include sharp detail images of repaired or restored parts if necessary.
Successful Lot Examples
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your taxidermy items. 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!