Consigning to Auction

Over our 30 years of business we have endeavored to make the consignment process as straightforward and easy as possible.  All a prospective consignor has to do is call (914-764-4609) or submit images with any pertinent information to brendan@butterscotchauction.com.  

We provide:

  • free auction estimates

  • free in-home consultations

  • free consignment listings (an itemized list identifying objects and containing auction estimates)

  • free pickup & storage

  • free cataloguing & photography

  • free advertising & insurance

Our only fee is a flat commission rate, which is based on the value and size of the consignment, and ranges between...Read more


Estate Appraisals

We provide USPAP-compliant estate appraisals of personal property for estate planning and/or determining Federal, State, and/or probate tax liability. Our lead appraiser, Brendan Ryan, is an active and accredited member of the Appraiser's Association of America (AAA), and Paul Marinucci, the owner of the gallery, has been writing estate appraisals for over 40 years.  All appraisals made for estate tax purposes are written within accordance to the present Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), as recognized by the IRS. 

Our rates for appraisals are competitive.  Estate appraisals are made independently from our auction service and without the intention of bringing the items to auction.  However, should an estate wish to also consign items to Butterscotch we offer a pro rata reimbursement for the cost of the appraisal.  

 A Beethoven sketch leaf depicting the early workings of his opus 117, "King Stephan", was identified by our staff in a Greenwich, CT home. It sold in November 2015 for $120,000.

A Beethoven sketch leaf depicting the early workings of his opus 117, "King Stephan", was identified by our staff in a Greenwich, CT home. It sold in November 2015 for $120,000.

 A rare Grueby low-form vase, c. 1905, found by one of our staff in a cleaning-supply closet in a Westwood, MA home, sold in 2013 for $102,000 - the highest price ever paid for the form, and one of the highest prices ever paid for a piece of Grueby pottery at auction.

A rare Grueby low-form vase, c. 1905, found by one of our staff in a cleaning-supply closet in a Westwood, MA home, sold in 2013 for $102,000 - the highest price ever paid for the form, and one of the highest prices ever paid for a piece of Grueby pottery at auction.