Consignment Information

Various auctions at LANKES and their consignments
Lankes Auktionshaus e. K. and Von Der Warth und Lankes GmbH & Co. KG specialize in auctioning antique and historic toys.

We are your trustworthy and qualified partner in this specialist area. We have been working with an international clientele for over 35 years and organize 8-10 special auctions each year. We auction about 30,000 lots each year in all price ranges. These can range from €10 for a spare part or a toy figure, thousands of euros for rare toys, and even prices in the 6-digits range for top objects or collections. Our records show that over 95% of our lots sell at an average 30% higher price. Benefit from our long experience, reliability, and discretion.
Our specialty in the toy sector is railway, tin, and steam toys from the first half of the 20th century, i.e. from 1900 to 1950, mainly those by Märklin and Bing.

Of course, our auctions also include all other types of toys from different manufacturers, such as cars, ships, planes, Elastolin and Lineol figures, old games, model cars, Ore Mountains figures, Nuremberg tin toys, Schuco and Steiff toys, early Japanese toys, and much more.
Further areas of expertise are design objects of the 20th century, clocks and wristwatches, jewelry, old technology, automobilia and accessories, old automatons, antiques, collections, and unusual one-of-a-kind items.

Making a consignment is quite easy thanks to the comprehensive service we have become famous for. Just give us a call or email us your request. We will then call you back and set up an appointment for professional advice and appraisal, usually in person.
After you decide to make the consignment, we will collect the items and create a list with photos and price.
The fixed price is the average market value, which will be set as the starting or reserve price in the catalog. Even in an emergency, we will not sell the item for less than 10% less than this starting price. You will be paid the hammer price less the commission you have agreed with us. There are no additional or hidden costs.

The commission includes all seller costs, including appraisal, picking your items up, listing them, and adding them to our catalog with photos, etc., and packaging. Ask about our current commission rates, which are graded according to quantity and value. The goods are covered by a special policy developed for us by Versicherungskammer Bayern against damage during transport or any loss of the value agreed upon consignment.
We will be happy to inform you about the next consignment deadlines for upcoming auctions and also advise you which auction would be the best match for your items. Before your items are added to the catalog, you will receive a list of your consignments with the respective catalog number and the starting price. You will then receive a copy of the auction catalog with the auction date.

The auctions are registered with the authorities and are open to the public. The consignor is of course also welcome to attend the auctions. After the auction, we discuss the results with the consignor and agree on a payment date.
Our auctions are presented in our online catalog and international auction platforms such as LOT-TISSIMO or INVALUABLE so that they can reach a global audience.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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