Yesterday I approached a few auction houses and dealers by email about the auctioning/selling of my unique seven year 9/11 aftermath autograph collection.
Despite recommendations over the past few years I wait and sell it around the time of the commemorative 20th or 25th anniversary because it will be less contemporary and worth more, and cause less of an emotional reaction, etc. I am moving forward. It will be the same important political and history-capturing collection today, tomorrow and decades from now. And I am not getting any younger.
Once a house does reply favorably and is interested, how should I proceed? What is the protocol?
And if they ask for a price, what exactly do they mean? A starting price? A quick sale price? Other price?
And how do I determine if it is the right auction house to handle my collection?
I'd appreciate your opinion on this.
And if interested, here is where you can look over hundreds of images of my history-capturing collection. At: