Consign Information

Why Consign?

Professional Services Included When You Consign:

  • Solid reputation in the industry. The Premier auction house for high end collections and the number one firearms auction house in Iowa which has created a huge following. Firearms, Military, Coins & Currency, Pocket Watches, Advertising, Sports, etc!!
  • Collections are analyzed so that the best marketing strategies can be implemented. Goal is to realize the best results for our consignors, not to make quick sales and move on.
  • Professional photography, averaging 25 photos per lot (item) that are accurate representations – very important for online and absentee bidding
  • Professional, accurate catalog descriptions
    • Firearms are inspected and described in a concise manner by a retired Gunsmith with 30 year experience.
    • Antiques and collectibles are researched.
  • All advertising
    • Not just “listed” on the Internet, but complete catalog listed on the Internet 10-14 days before the start of the auction  utilizing the #1 online bidding platform Proxibid
    • Auctions advertised on 5 Internet websites + Social Media
    • Print: Nationwide publications, fliers sent to past customers
    • Email blasts: Cady Auction (16,000+ email addresses & growing) & Proxibid (650,000+ email addresses) to past buyers.
    • Gun Shows & Trade Shows.
    • Solid Targeted Marketing = More Buyers = Solid Results
  • Security on premises, utilizing technology and live physical surveillance – all auctions are recorded. “Brick & mortar” facility so consignor’s property is secure.
  • Licensed, bonded and insured.  Many auction companies say they have insurance to cover firearms and other property, however to cover firearms there are very few insurance companies that will cover them plus you have to have a permanent location with set parameters.
  • Federal Firearms License holder for legal transfers of all gun sales throughout the United States. We do not have to rely on a third party to do transfers.
  • Professionally staffed auction previews

Commission fee ONLY. NO hidden costs!

Testimonials from satisfied customers & all past results can be viewed. Appraisal services for insurance, estates and legal purposes also available.

How to Consign

It’s Simple

  • Call us at 319­-364-­4143 or email us at
  • Inform us of what you want to sell
  • Make arrangements for a pick up or deliver your property to our gallery
  • We document all auction items and review the contract with you
  • The rest is up to us!
Cady Auction Gallery & Appraisal

Cady Auction Gallery & Appraisal