Tuesday, April 08, 2008
As usual, there is quite a bit going on here at Manion's International Auction House. We're still processing the "Million Dollar Collection" recently consigned to us. Right now, every single person who works at Manion's is often doing at least two or three different jobs - some more than others. Describers taking photos and assessing consignment before it comes in; the girls from shipping are now tagging items in half the weekand Conway is constantly setting reserve bid prices (you thought he was hard to get a hold of before...).
Gary is not only making sure the items get up on the Manion's site, but is: answering List it Yourself questions, posting items on eBay, setting up ProxiBid auctions, taking photos, designing ads - and pretty much whatever he can do to make things run smoothly around here.
Sue and Carol are not only dealing with customer service issues - they are now cropping and tweaking photos as well. Guy is constantly tagging items in as well, in addition to doing descriptions and following up with consignors. And on the weekends - you should see what this guy pulls out of garage sales and thrift stores...he's like a bloodhound for the stuff!
Long story short, everyone here is working their hardest to keep our forward momentum rolling strong. Things are going better than ever and we certainly appreciate the support of all our fantastic customers.
Looks like our next road trip will take us to the Military Relics and Weapons show in St. Paul, Minnesota at the state fairgrounds. This is a great little show that is getting better and better all the time. I saw a few of our European customers were in attendance last time, indicating that word has gotten out across the pond. Of course we will be accepting consignment at the event - so get those boxes packed up and bring them down to the show!
Also, we have an amazing historic aviation collection that will be going live very soon. Some of the items in this group will make you drool - especially if you are an aviation enthusiast, military and commercial. Personal items and autographs related to notable figures such as: Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle, Wright Brothers, Admiral Byrd, Lafayette Ecadrille pilots, astronauts, Flying Tigers - and on and and on. Simply amazing. We're taking care of some final details and hope to have the date set soon - stay tuned to Manion's Collecting News for more details!
Here are some pictures - as you can see, we've got a TON OF STUFF! But don't let that stop you from consigning; we're rotating new items in with the old and getting them online as fast!