We currently accept antique maps, vintage transit and antique railroad memorabilia for sale on consignment. Items we are looking for include 19th and 20th century antique and vintage maps from around the world, old subway signs and transit maps from any city, antique railroad schedules and maps as well as other antiques that compliment our collections of antique cartography, transit and railroad items. Specific items we are always seeking include antique maps of Boston and Cambridge as well as vintage subway signs and maps from Boston, New York and other cities. Please browse our website to get a sense of what items we offer.
How it Works
Items taken on consignment are displayed in our retail store and/or our websites for our customers. We prepare a simple, one page consignment agreement with each consignee so that everyone knows what is expected. When we sell an item, we retain a percentage of the realized sale price. The balance is sent via business check to the consignee. We remit consignment commission checks at the beginning of each month for any sales from previous months. We take care of all costs related to marketing, photographing, displaying and reselling consignment items including all overhead, credit card fees, sales tax remittance costs, etc. If we accept your consignment piece, let us do all the hard work.
How to Inquire
All items to be consigned must first be inspected and approved by us. While we are happy to meet with walk-ins, we prefer if an introductory email sent in advance. The introductory email should include representative photos and as much descriptive information that can be provided about the items to be consigned. If you have hundreds of maps, a few photos that represent the collection and a brief list will suffice at first. We promptly review our emails each day and will respond indicating if we are interested in taking the items on consignment or not. If we are interested in accepting your item on consignment, we will be in touch to discuss formalizing a consignment agreement. Delivery or shipping of items to be consigned is usually arranged by the consignee. In extraordinary circumstances, we may be available to pick up consigned items. After reading through the information above, we welcome you to contact us with an introductory email regarding items you wish to consign. Please click here for our contact information.