Selling: The Basics

The best reason to sell at auction is the unlimited potential for higher selling prices. For instance, when you sell an item at a yard sale you're limiting its worth by placing a price tag on it. The price tag acts as a selling cap. You will get no more than you have asked for and in most cases you will get less. At auction, however, there are no caps- no limits- your item possesses an unlimited potential because it becomes worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it.

Saco River Auction Company is one of New England's premier auction galleries for antiques, fine arts, collectibles, and estates. With over 60 years of combined experience in the antique and auction industries, we provide exceptional services for the auction and liquidation of personal property. We attract educated buyers who bid strongly because they trust our reputation and expertise.

Our services are unmatched by other local auction companies. Our print and online marketing campaigns offer you extensive exposure to a global marketplace. Our state of art auction gallery offers a unique and exciting selling environment. And our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to assist you.

Potential sellers are encouraged to scan our past and present auction catalogs to familiarize themselves with the variety of antiques, fine art, collectibles, and estates that we handle. Consultations are free and do not place you under any obligation to sell.

Request an Auction Evaluation

Whether you want to auction a single item or an entire collection, contact us by calling 207-650-5677, or using our contact form to arrange an evaluation of your item(s).

Note: Auction evaluations are offered at no charge. By obtaining an auction evaluation you are under no obligation to sell.

Consignment Times

Our regularly scheduled consignment times are Monday Through Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 PM*** Note We do not handle consignments on Auction day without prior approval.

For large collections or items of exceptional quality, commission rates and other fees may be negotiable. Contact us by calling 207-650-5677 or using our contact form.

Have a registered dealer's resale #? Ask about our special dealer rates!

After the Auction

We offers the fastest consignor payment in the auction industry! Prices realized can be seen, along with the details of the commission schedule and previously confirmed expenses and charges, in your auction settlement.