Hunting Heritage Trust Expands ‘Treasures & Traditions’ GunBroker Auction, Consignments Welcome.
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Hunting Heritage Trust has announced a significant expansion of its popular “Treasures & Traditions” auction on GunBroker.com by inviting all firearms owners to support the Hunting Heritage Trust and share in the success of the auction by consigning firearms and related hunting and shooting sports items to the program.
Launched in 2007, the “Treasures & Traditions” program has auctioned more than 3,000 firearms and related sporting items on GunBroker.com, generating important funding for programs in support of America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage. The expansion of the program will allow individuals to benefit from the excellent prices generated by the GunBroker.com internet auction site while supporting the Hunting Heritage Trust with payment of a commission on each sale.
“The auction of donated items is a proven fund-raising activity but it obviously has its limitations,” commented Bob Delfay, President of the Hunting Heritage Trust.
“Not all collectors want to fully donate their treasured firearms and not everyone can afford to. As the visibility of the “Treasures & Traditions” program has grown, we have had many people ask if we could auction one or more firearms on a consignment basis with the Trust retaining a commission for its services,” Delfay said.
“The answer now is, ‘Yes’. We welcome the opportunity to discuss consignment.”
“Commissions will range between 15% and 25% depending on the number and value of consigned items, the extent of the appraisal work involved, shipping costs and photography required,” Delfay explained.
The “Treasures & Traditions” consignment program offers several outstanding benefits to prospective consignors. The major benefit is the high retail prices typically generated by the GunBroker.com marketplace of more than 3 million firearms enthusiasts. Another benefit is the knowledge that a portion of the sale price of each gun will benefit the Hunting Heritage Trust and programs that support our nation’s hunting and shooting sports heritage. Firearms and other items auctioned through the “Treasures & Traditions” program have ranged in value from more than $130,000 to a few hundred dollars.
The consignment program will be administered for the Hunting Heritage Trust by Bucks Hill Management, the same company that has coordinated the “Treasures & Traditions” auction since it was launched in 2007. Bucks Hill Management will handle all aspects of the program including promotion, appraisals, shipping, photography, customer service, insurance and posting of items on GunBroker.com.
Additional information on the program is available at http://www.huntingheritagetrust.org/