How does it work?

We realize auctions aren't something most people deal with on a regular basis, and at times our services are needed during a difficult period in your life. We do our best to make the process as easy as possible.


Here's a quick step-by-step of the process:

  1. Email us pictures of the items that you are interested in consigning to Items do not have to be photographed individually. As an example, 2-3 pictures per room full of furniture or 1-2 pictures to show the contents of a china cabinet will usually be sufficient. In your email, please let us know if you are working within a specific timeframe and the location of the property if you require assistance with transporting the items. You should hear back from us within a few business days. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact our office at 252-631-1435.
  2. After consultation we sign a contract, which includes the agreed upon list of inventory to be sold at auction and terms. We will set a date to have items picked up by our staff or have them dropped off by you.
  3. Items are stored until it is appropriate for them to be sold. We do our best to group auctions into different categories (high end, mid grade/everyday, and cleanout/TLC) in order to most efficiently and successfully market your items to the appropriate buyers. Items may come in and be photographed the next day if they fit in the current auction, or they may be stored until an appropiate auction is being photographed. 
  4. We enter your items into our computerized inventory system and assign them to you, so a sales report is easily generated after the auction. Items are then photographed, advertised, and sold via online auction. 
  5. Within 15-30 days after the completion of the auction, checks, an itemized list of items sold and prices realized, and a settlement sheet are sent to consignor for countersignature.

That's it!  We handle these cases on a daily basis, and do our best to make the process as seamless as possible.


All items are sold without reserve. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask any questions!  252-631-1435


We can cater our services to your needs - from whole house clean outs to select consignments. The longer we have been in business, the more specializied we have become iat marketing and selling specific items. As a result, we typically sell select pieces and donate/dispose of less appropriate items, as we have a finite amount of lots that can be processed in a given time period. As an example, it is much more advantageous to both parties for the solid wood bedroom set to be sold than the set of 16 mismatched coffee cups.  


Usually, items are handled on a commission only basis with no other fees. Exceptions include travel outside of our immediate service area, excessive cleaning, etc.


For normal home goods/furniture/accessories we sell on the following commission schedule:


Drop off by consignor at our facility - 60/40 split (Consignor receiving 60%)


Pick up/moving by us - 50/50 split 


Specialty or high end items can be handled on a case by case basis. Our favorite example: If you bring in a $10,000 piece of jewelry we can sell it at a lower commission rate than sending multiple employees and trucks out to move furniture and home goods. 


We can accomodate you by picking up items from your home, business, or storage. Drop off consignments accepted Monday & Tuesday during normal business hours. Please contact us before bringing items for consignment.  All items are handled with the utmost honesty, integrity, and professionalism.


We specialize in furniture, antiques, crystal, sets of china, artworks, etc and are always on the look out for quality consignments and collections. We use the "auction standard" computer system to inventory and keep track of your items and we ensure that you receive timely payment after the auction.  


If you have items you are interested in selling through our auction, the first step in the process is to email us at Please include pictures and/or a brief list of the items you are interested in selling in the email.


Items not accepted

-Pressboard furniture of any kind


-Children's toys (modern)


-Excessively worn or dirty items of any kind

-Faux flowers

-Clothing (excluding designer purses)

-Worn/well used outdoor grills

-Books other than antique or collectible

-Any TV that is not flat screen

-Items that are damaged, broken, or missing pieces

-Towels, sheets, blinds, curtains, drapes

-Misc garage items/chemicals/paint

-Exercise equipment

-Dirty/greasy kitchen appliances

-Golf clubs

-Christmas trees & modern holiday decor

-Rugs with any pet smell

-Items from a smoking home

-Most pianos

-Sleeper sofas

-Any item deemed unsellable or unacceptable based on our experience


From experience these items do not sell well, and pull our focus from tried and true items that we know sell well for the consignor. When doing a clean out we may remove some of these items for you (depending on our agreement), but they will not be sold. 



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Proctor Auctions

2514 Neuse Blvd.

New Bern, North Carolina 28562


Please call us at
252-631-1435 with any questions or fill out our contact form.



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