Pook & Pook, Inc

463 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
United States

+16102694040 | deirdre@pookandpook.com

Pook & Pook, Inc.’s first sale in 1984 grossed $125,000, a respectable amount for the new auction house run by the Pooks and one part-time employee. The firm had grown significantly by 1999, when Ron ...Read More

 

 

From accurate pre-auction estimates to a simple commission structure with no fees for insurance, photography, and advertising, we make your experience with us as transparent as possible.

 

 There are several ways to begin the consignment process and in all cases, a preliminary review is free and confidential.  We accept a large variety of items; everything from stamps, coins, and jewelry to palace-size carpets, furniture, and cars.

 

 

 

Consignment form for appraisal

 

 

 

Photographs_

 

Send photographs of the items you are considering placing at auction via regular mail or e-mail (consignments@pookandpook.com). Be sure to include any and all information that may affect value such as age, size, and condition. You may address the photographs to a specific department or simply to “consignments” and we will be sure the appropriate appraiser reviews the material. We do our very best to be accurate with our assessments, however, photographs are not a substitute for first hand examinations and estimates may change upon a physical review of your items.

 

 

 

Visit our Office_

 

Simply call our office at (610) 269-4040 and we will schedule an appointment with the appropriate appraiser. Please call first as our appraisers are often out of the office on calls.  

 

Advertising your Consignments_

 

Pook & Pook, Inc. uses a large array of tools in order to expose your items to the largest possible audience. This includes color catalogs, print and online advertising, as well as direct mailings, our website, and Bidsquare. Bidders are also offered several avenues of bidding, which include online, absentee, phone, and, of course, live in-house bidding. If you have any questions regarding the consignment process, please feel free to call at any time.

 

 

 

 

House Calls_

 

At times, an appraiser or team of appraisers will travel to your location to inspect large consignments or estates. These can usually be scheduled within two weeks of your request. We generally still request that photographs be sent beforehand.