We are currently offering a free advance on the opening bid for qualifying consignments that are valued at $1,000 or more. For example, if we estimate your item at $10,000 to $15,000 then the opening bid would be $5,000. The opening bid is always 50% of the low estimate. We would send you an advance for $5,000 the same day as we receive your consignment. There is no interest charge or setup fee. If your item ultimately sold for $20,000 then we would mail you a settlement check for $15,000 ($20,000 sold price – $5,000 advance). We are doing this because we want you to know that we appreciate your business and that we are confident that the item is going to sell well beyond the opening bid.