Sell or Consign
Legacy Americana is actively seeking historical, cultural and political memorabilia to serve an ever-growing clientele of private collectors and institutions. Emphasis is placed on United States presidential election items, but any object of historical interest will be considered, and we love the unusual! Our founder, Victor Mongeau, is a nationally recognized expert with years of experience in the field, and will be happy to assist you, even if you aren't yet ready to sell. When you are ready, Legacy Americana gives you the option of selling for cash, or placing your memorabilia on consignment.
Selling for cash
This is the most common arrangement we have with our suppliers and vendors, as well as with private parties who come to us with items for sale. We are prepared to make a competitive offer for any historical object that meets our criteria for quality, authenticity, and condition. As a general rule, to be considered for purchase, retail value must be at least $100, although we will accept items of lesser value as part of a collection or when there are multiples. The advantage of selling as opposed to consigning your memorabilia is getting paid right away, rather than after we have finalized a sale. We typically issue payment within three business days of approval. Also, unlike with a consignment, the sale is final, and you won't get the item back if it we don't find a buyer, or it is returned. If you have memorabilia you wish to offer Legacy Americana, use the form found on the Contact Us page, or call 1-800-675-5838.
We also accept collections, select groups of items, and special individual items on consignment. As a general rule, the retail value of a consigned item must be at least $200, although we will accept items of lesser value as part of a collection. Our commission depends on the selling price and is negotiable, but is typically $50 or 25% per item, whichever is greater. We can also broker sales between parties for as little as 5% of the selling price. The advantage of consigning is a higher return compared with selling for cash. You can set the price or the amount you wish to net after our commission, subject to approval. Our sell-through rate on items valued over $200 is quite high, very few items are returned, and most items sell within 90 days of appearing in our catalog. If you have memorabilia you wish to consign with Legacy Americana, use the form found on the Contact Us page, or call 1-800-675-5838.