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Acquisitions

We Buy, Consign and Appraise

Auctions Neapolitan is always interested in acquiring fine and decorative arts, antiques and better quality home furnishings.  Whether it is a living or deceased estate, a personal collection, or simply downsizing, we have the resources and professional experience to competently
and efficiently assist you.

The staff at Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery works closely with estate lawyers, executors, and institutions, both corporate and nonprofit, as well as individuals. Each situation comes with different motivations, circumstances, prejudices and emotions. Our goal is to help each client navigate the confusing world of secondary market selling to the best possible conclusion.

Cash Payments

 We often recommend consignment, but there are times when a cash payment is necessary because the client needs a faster, time-definite solution.  Examples of such circumstances might be immediate financial problems, painful emotions associated with the property to be sold, prior bad experiences, or the legalities involved in estate settlements. When needed, we are fully prepared to pay a fair and immediate cash settlement.

Consignment Services

There are many choices when it comes to selling objects and there is no absolute right solution for every situation. As a general rule, we recommend consignment. Our consignment services include gallery auctions and Internet selling, our upscale consignment store, onsite events including Estate and Tag Sales, and privately negotiated sales with vetted buyers.

Call today to arrange a confidential appointment 239-262-7333.

Past Auction Sale Examples

Below is a broad range of items sold through our galleries with the prices realized. Click a thumbnail to view the full size image and final selling price. Click a thumbnail panel link to scroll additional thumbnails into view. Continue reading further down for answers to frequently asked questions.

prices realized may reflect buyer's premium
  • Sold $45,000
  • Detail Buttersworth
  • Sold $7,800
  • Sold $26,000
  • Sold $5,850
  • Sold $1,200
  • Sold $2,875
  • Sold $3,250
  • Sold $7,800
  • Sold $24,500
  • Sold $30,000
  • Detail Black Forest Dogs
  • Sold $10,800
  • Sold $25,450
  • Sold $7,250
  • Sold $1,600
  • Sold $7,100
  • Sold $750
  • Sold $5,300
  • Sold $2,400
  • Sold $4,350
  • Sold $4,000
  • Sold $1,300
  • Sold $2,600
  • Sold $1,150
  • Sold $1,775
  • Sold $2, 650
  • Sold $6,900
  • Sold $2,200
  • Sold $1,750
  • Image $4,350
  • Sold $2,300
  • Sold $1,000
  • Sold $2,100
  • Sold $1,300
  • Sold $1,300
  • Sold $1,750
  • Sold $1,800
  • Sold $1,100
  • Sold $6,900
  • Sold $600
  • Sold $2,600
  • Sold $4,000
  • Sold $1,550
  • Sold $1,750
  • Sold $800
  • Sold $2,300
  • Sold $2,700
  • Sold $1,775
  • Sold $1,900
  • Sold $1,800
  • Sold $1,450
  • Sold $1,300
  • Sold $1,300
  • Sold $15,150
  • Sold $9,200
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Why consignment?

Quite simply, the buy/sell process automatically positions each party as opponents. A buyer wants to purchase at the lowest possible price and a seller wants to sell at the highest possible price. Consignment puts our knowledge and experience completely on your side avoiding that conflict of interest.

It is a mistake to believe that a dealer, collector or curator is a friend in a buy/sell situation.  It’s business. With few exceptions, they are not being disreputable, dishonest, or immoral. They are negotiating a business deal, and your best interests are not their primary concern.

Consignment with Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery reduces the inherent conflict of interest. We work for you, the seller. A consignment contract forges a fiduciary responsibility to the person representing your interests in a transaction. What does this mean?  It means we legally must act with your best interests foremost in all transactions.

If consignment is not a viable option, what should I do?

Call us. We will not pressure or obligate you in any way. If you prefer to sell your items outright, we will do our best to purchase them at a fair price for all concerned. While we believe consignment is often the best option, it is not always the best solution for every situation.

What about e-Bay, Craig’s List, the classifieds or a garage sale? 

If you have good computer skills with sure knowledge of what you’re selling and its current value; if you fully understand the psychology behind buying and selling and have a flare for marketing; if there is a safe environment for the final transaction to take place, and if you have a good deal of time on your hands with more than a bit of luck, those venues could be a viable alternative for items of modest value. High value items have scant possibility of reaching their best possible price using these venues.  

Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery makes selling easy, safe, fast and trouble-free.

If you are interested in selling one item or an entire estate, please contact us by email or telephone (239-262-7333) to arrange a free consultation. If sending photos or descriptions, please include the type of item, measurements, age, and provenance if available. We will promptly reply.