When you submit your sport memorabilia for auction, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your items 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 objects for auction, you can increase your chances of earning higher revenues on your lots at auction.
Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, all relevant information displayed clearly and, of course, beautiful photos.
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 below.
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, according to the guidelines on the next section
- Photograph your item in front of a plain and neutral background, preferably a white wall.
- Make sure you avoid any distractions in the background, such as an interior or outdoors.
Photos should show nothing else except the item(s) you want to put up for auction.
Please avoid any self-portraits. We won't accept images in which the object is held by a person.
- Use your own images of the item(s). Do not use photographs from the internet or do not copy images of lots from other sellers.
- 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 in one lot, please photograph all the offered items together as well as every item separately.
- Provide specific sharp close-up images of all details, signatures and logos.
- In case of jerseys, shoes and gloves, provide sharp images of all labels, e.g. brand, size, serial number and washing instructions.
- Signs of wear and tear or (minor) damage must be very clearly shown in the images. Include sharp detailed images of repaired or restored parts.
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your sport memorabilia. 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!