James Peterson and Western Auction tie for “Best Consignments”

James Peterson Auction, an Edina, MN firm, and Western Auction, Cheyenne, Wyo., had spectacular auctions on a regular basis on Proxibid, earning them the TOP Award in this competitive category.

This was a hotly contested category based not only on one or two consignments but regular ones on Proxibid, with special consideration for newsworthy events, in this case, good and bad.

James Peterson’s house sold a lot that was featured on the front page of the May 30, 2011 Coin World, a unique silver bar that realized $12,210. “It’s a heck of a piece of Americana,” Peterson told Coin World. We agree.

Western Auction showed the fortitude of a top Proxibid house after one of its most valuable consignments was stolen. You can read about that here. Other houses would have raised buyer’s fees or taken shortcuts on future consignments, but auctioneer Dave Zwonitzer showed his Wyoming grit and kept scheduling regular auctions with even better consignments, on occasion, and a low buyer’s fee of 10%.

Other houses earning Honorable Mention also deserve high praise. Their consignments also were remarkable. They include Capitol Coin Auction, Hall’s Auction, Gaston and Sheehan Auctioneers, Leonard Auction, and Weaver Signature Coin and Currency Auction.

Booyah to all!

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