Ranking our Honor Roll auction houses is becoming increasingly difficult because each house seems to be making improvements in a competitive spirit that speaks well of the auction business.
We read terms of service. We evaluate consignmnents, lot descriptions, shipping and customer service. Our top houses are as professional and numismatically savvy as they come anywhere on the portal or online, for that matter.
We’re seeing top-notch email advertisements. We’re emailing regularly with auctioneers who answer questions about coins. We’re seeing a lot more “Booyahs!” than “Boos” in our regular installment of that popular feature.
This is credit to Proxibid’s continual emphasis on improvement (and a little nudge now and then from Proxiblog).
Holding steady in our rankings is Weaver Signature Coin and Currency Auction in our No. 1 slot for the past several months. Dave and Cheryl Weaver continue to attract top consignments and innovate, whether it is with a 10% buyer’s fee, expert photography, customer service, quick shipping or just plain numismatic prowess.
Western and Silvertrades, consistent top houses, continue to hold upper slots.
Breaking into the top 5 are Matthew Bullock Auctioneers and Gaston and Sheehan Auctioneers.
Matthew Bullock Auctioneers is the best timed coin auction on Proxibid. Auctioneer Matt always seems to find excellent consignments. His photography is sharp, and he goes out of his way to make things right for his clients with fine customer service.
Gaston and Sheehan Auctioneers, a Texas firm, does US Marshall Service auctions, so you have to read the terms of service carefully. This is one of the top auction houses in the country. You’ll be bidding against major dealers, whales, and well-off hobbyists. But if you can weather the competition, and fill out the advance and after sales forms (including a $1000 pre-bid cashier’s check), you might get a wonderful deal.
Thank you again to our Honor Roll auctioneers who are confident in competition, conscientious about fees, continue to attract top consignments, and work proactively with clients and sellers alike.