Scott Auctions, a Stephens City, Va., firm, has won Proxiblog’s “Best Shipping” Award, combining great consignments–see his archived Jan. 2, 2012 auction–with $10 flat-rate shipping for all winning bids.
Other auctions have adopted the same shipping policy, but owner Scott Strosnider was among the first to use it for coins, knowing how most winning lots can be sent inexpensively insured with adequate postage through the U.S. Post Office.
Another reason we favored Scott’s house in this close competition is his generosity as one of our most experienced auctioneers. You may not know that he regularly gives advice to other Proxibid houses, sharing his expertise willingly without fear of competition.
Scott’s father, auctioneer Leon W. Strosnider, called auctions for more than four decades. Scott learned the trade from his dad as a child “running clerk sheets and then as leading Ringman. He learned it inside out and from the ground up.”
His auction house was one of our original Honor Roll companies with buyer’s fees of 15%, good photography and, of course, quality shipping.
Why not send Scott a congratulatory note, especially auctioneers who have benefited from his counsel? He’s a gentleman who would appreciate that.
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