Selling at Auction

Located in suburban Chicago, Leonard Auction continues to grow as a leading estate auction house in the greater Chicago area.  We conduct a regular schedule of monthly auctions that include Jewelry, Fine Art, Furniture, Coins & Currency, Silver, China & Crystal, Military & Firearms, Figurines, Toys & Dolls, Rugs and other fine Antiques and Collectibles.  From appraisal and item pickup, all the way through to final delivery to the buyer, our experienced team of auction professionals ensures a smooth transaction. Whether you need to sell a single high-end item or an entire estate, we are committed to be your honest, easy-to-work-with, knowledgeable and experienced partner.

The Leonard Auction Advantage

A Knowledgeable and Experience Team:
The team at Leonard Auction has the knowledge and experience to properly identify, value and market your items to a global audience.  Learn more about our team...

Client Focused:
Leonard Auction strives to provide the best customer service and attention that our clients deserve.  A survey of our consignors found that 93% were happy with the results of their auction and 95% would recommend us to a family member or friend.

Quality Auction Catalogs:

Every item that we sell receives the best marketing with a detailed description and professional photographs.  Our online catalogs are easy to use with advanced search and category capabilities.  Learn more about our catalogs...

Global Internet Auctions:
All of our sales are internet enabled through ProxiBid and / or Live Auctioneers, allowing bidders from around the world bid live, in real time, as the auction occurs.


Auction Consignment Process


STEP 1: Appraisal
Leonard Auction will first provide you a complimentary evaluation of the property you wish to sell.  We prefer to view photographs of the items or inspect them in person at our auction facility.  Our appraisers do travel for estates and large collections.  During the appraisal we will discuss the appropriate venue and time to sell your property, as well as estimate the price that we feel your property would bring at auction.  For estates and larger collections, we will prepare a written proposal for your consideration.

STEP 2: Contract and Delivery
After evaluating your property and determining the marketability, Leonard Auction will contract with you to sell your items at auction. The contract details the terms of sale and the commission rate. We will also make arrangements to transport your items to our auction house. We provide a full line or transportation options if you are unable to transport your property.

STEP 3: Sale and Payment
Leonard Auction will sell your items at the auction specified in the contract. Checks are mailed 10 business days after the auction, in accordance with the auction contract.