Of Consignments and Contentious Estimates
Taking in consignments can propel you out of bed in the morning. It can also keep you awake, your heart pounding, or your stomach souring in the middle of the night. Still, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. There’s the thrill of the hunt and the get, the exhilaration of victory, the slow burn of relief. It requires finesse, diplomacy, and often a good deal of patience and perseverance over several auction cycles or several years. But when that “must have” piece finally comes in, regardless of how it will ultimately perform in an auction, you feel a shared sense of victory.