Brian Dwyer, formerly in charge of Business Development for Sportscard Guaranty (SGC), is starting his own online auction company. Dwyer has launched Sterling Sports Auctions and will be conducting monthly sessions through the new website.
Sterling will launch its first auction next month and at least for the moment, will be an online only portal, with fresh auctions taking place each month. The concept will allow the company to complete the consignment to proceeds process in a tidy three to four weeks.
Dwyer is a familiar name to collectors of vintage cards and hobby professionals, having spent several years as a dealer and collector and then making his way to New Jersey-based SGC. Upon leaving the third party authentication and grading firm, he rejoined the dealer ranks, focusing on buying, selling, and brokering cards between a network of buyers and sellers under the name Vintage Card Connection.
Through the new auction venture, he says he will offer "an extensive mailing list, targeted advertising, and established relationships with collectors and dealers all resulting in a highly visible venue for your items."
Dwyer also believes having a regular monthly auction will streamline the buying and selling process and maintain buyer interest and enthusiasm.
Among the other features Sterling is promising to offer buyers and sellers are:
- A 15% buyer's premium
- Paypal as a payment method
- Consignors paid starting immediately after the auction based on when the buyer pays for those items
- The ability to net auction wins against consignment proceeds for easier processing and minimum cash outlay
Consignments are now being accepted for inclusion in the first auction scheduled for May 5. A preview will be available online starting April 21.
Sterling Sports Auctions is actively seeking single graded cards, group lots, complete sets, and entire collections of sports and non-sports items for its upcoming events. To register for bidding or to consign items, call 845-849-1276 or e-mail [email protected]