When you submit your Automobilia for auction, this is your opportunity to get people interested in your Automobilia and encourage them to bid. Potential buyers are more likely to bid on lots with a good description, with all relevant information displayed clearly.
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’re 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 you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.
Required information includes:
- Type of item
- Indication if the item is an original or a reproduction/replica
- Number of items offered in the lot
- Model/title (e.g. model of a car radio, title of a magazine or book)
- Main material the item is made of
- Condition: always clearly describe any blemishes, damage or repairs in the description
- Dimensions: height x width x length
- Year of production: If the lot consists of several items, indicate the year of the oldest and youngest items and use the description field to provide further details
Including strong photographs is key to catching bidders’ attention, ensuring they bid on your lot.
Buying online means bidders don’t get a chance to see your lot in person. So detailed and high quality photographs are very important.
To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get an accurate impression of an item, we need a minimum of 6 high quality photos showing:
- A 360 degree view of the item
- Close-ups of important details, according to the guidelines below
- Take photos from all sides: provide at least 6 photos of the lot, showing the front, back, inside (if applicable), bottom and side view of the item.
- Take close-ups and include relevant details: images of the logo or brand, authenticity codes as well as any serial numbers.
- Use a plain and neutral background. Objects photographed in front of a clean, white background have a professional look and are most appealing to bidders.
- Any blemishes or signs of wear and tear should be pictured to avoid post-sale cancellations.
- Don’t use stock photos or images downloaded from the internet.
- Avoid self-portraits, bare hands, necks etc. Don’t photograph your piece of clothing on yourself or any other person. You can use white gloves to take pictures of details.
- Only show the item(s) you’re selling: avoid including details of the room (furniture, curtains, etc.). Don’t photograph items on a sofa, heater or other household objects. Don’t take photos of the items outdoors with a garden or landscape in the background.
- Don’t use flash or artificial light. These can give a wrong impression of the actual colour. Instead always take photographs in daylight.
Now that you know exactly what you need in order to create a fantastic lot, it’s time to start selling your automobilia. 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!