Join hundreds of consignors whose property has realized exceptional prices with John Moran Auctioneers and come to our open Consignment Day at our office in Monrovia, CA.
Bring up to 5 items between 9am – 1pm and our friendly and knowledgeable specialist will provide you with a free verbal valuation for possible consignment.
As a full-service auction house, Moran’s sells just about everything, even items you may never have thought were valuable.
Here are a few examples of the types of property we most frequently handle:
California & American Fine Art
European Fine Art
Porcelain & Glass
Western art and objects
Native American art, objects and jewelry
20th Century art and design
Prints + Multiples
Why Auctions Work
Offering an item to a knowledgeable pool of clients for competitive bidding at public auction (versus selling outright to a single buyer) offers many advantages to the seller:
- Highest and best price. The only way of knowing the absolute value of an item is to let the open market determine the final price.
- Transparency. A market is transparent if the public knows the facts about the items available, the price paid and where. For an executor or private individual, this may be an important consideration in choosing a venue to sell.
- Time-tested. Since the Roman Empire and earlier, the public auction as a determinant of value has been universally accepted as the best method to sell assets and determine value. During the 17th century, catalogued auctions became common in France and elsewhere on the Continent, and today internet technology has made worldwide, real-time bidder participation possible.
- Fast payment. We pay our consignors quickly, 30 days from the date of the auction.