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Westport Auction will consider Most items of value and interest for our monthly sales.  Upon review of the item(s) we will be able to determine an auction value and commission fee; there are no hidden fees when consigning with Westport Auction.  All values are discussed and approved between the consignor and Westport Auction before signing of our contract.  We pay the consignor 45 business days after the auction; this time period allows our buyers to complete the payment and shipping process.

“What’s it Wednesday”

The day for clients to bring an item or two into our gallery for an auction evaluation with our appraiser.

One Wednesday each month between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm by appointment

Please see below for a step by step explanation of our consignment process, commission rate, and frequently asked questions.

  • Submit photos for consideration here  include any details you may have, reserves you would like placed, and any time constraints you are operating under.
  • Our appraisers will review the item(s) and follow up with which items would do well at auction.
  •  The consignment contract will be sent to fill out along with the address the item(s) can be delivered to
  • For large or high value local consignments, it may be possible for us to pick up the items. This would be a flat fee taken out of the auction proceeds to be determined by the appraiser. Please indicate in your response if that is an option you are seeking.
  • Once the items are in our possession, we will begin the process of professionally photographing and cataloging them and schedule them into one of our sales.
  • Once the items are placed in a sale you will receive an email from us with the full listing and the sale date. At this point if you have any additional comments, provenance, or concerns about the listing please respond to the email with them.
  • Following the sale you will receive a settlement report with a list of the items, their sold price, and any items that may not have sold. For items that did not sell, we will indicate whether we could rerun them in a following sale for a reduced start price.


Online auctions  allow you to:

  • Attract a wider pool of motivated bidders
  • Generate higher selling prices due to increased competition
  • Add excitement and interest to your traditional live auctions

Westport auctions are live-streamed from our robust infrastructure located in various regions around the world. 

Our sales are published live online on 4 bidding platforms.
-our own app available in the apple and Google play store.

by emailing the lot number and auction date, if it is within the pick up window we will follow up with an after auction price that is a fair market price for both the consignor and buyer

Bidders register on our website via the current auctions tab, once a request is received to bid and credentials are checked out, the bidder is approved for bidding in that auction.

Bidders login from the auction portal on our website online auction page.

After bidders have been approved to bid at an individual auction, they may place bids prior to the sale. Then once the auction starts live, they can make bids based on the auctioneer’s direction by simply clicking the ‘Bid’ button.

Online bidders will be able to view all onsite and online bids in real time on the bidder dashboard.