When you submit your camera and optical equipment items for auction, 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.
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 page.
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:
- Object/camera type
- Lens type
- Lens mount type
- Film type
- Serial number: This is particularly relevant for professional equipment and high value items (e.g. from Rollei, Hasselblad, Alpa or Leica)
Additional details required for digital cameras:
- For digital single lens reflex cameras, the shutter count is a kind of odometer. It is of great importance for the value of a camera to add this information to the lot description. You can use the following websites to determine the shutter count: www.camerashuttercount.com or www.freeshuttercount.com
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 minimum of 5 high quality photos, giving:
- a 360 degree view of the item
- close-ups of important details, according to the guidelines on the next page
- Photograph your item in front of a plain and neutral background, preferably a white wall.
- Only show the item(s) you want to put up for auction. Avoid any bare hands or self-portraits.
- If you offer several items, please add an overview image including all items, as well as photos of each item individually.
- Provide specific, in focus, detailed images of all sides of the camera and lenses.
- Accurately show the condition of the item(s) giving close-up photos that clearly show any signs of wear and tear, visible defects or (minor) damage as well as repaired or restored parts.
- Please cover or blur any swastikas or offensive marks, runes or SS markings in the photos.
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your camera and optical equipment 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!