How Do I Consign to an Auction?
Williams Auction Works prides itself on being a full-service auction firm. Exceeding your selling expectations and connecting you to buyers all over the world is what drives our efforts daily.

Consigning with Williams is simple. Give us a call at 716.208.0007 to speak with a qualified consignment specialist or submit an online inquiry.

The consignment process begins with an informal evaluation of your timeline, needs and items. Estimates for working with us will always be provided up front; and, conservative estimates of value for your items may be provided upon request. Once an agreement to consign is reached, Williams Auction Works is ready, willing and able to provide expert, professional staff to pack and transport your consignment. The Williams Group travels all over the country to evaluate and pick up consignments. Our team will always provide a detailed receipt of the objects we accept for consignment; a pre-auction notification with descriptions and estimates; and, a complete reconciliation of the auction results with your settlement proceeds. Our no-nonsense terms do not include additional fees for photography, handling or online auction services. We strive for a simple, fair, straightforward and transparent experience for our sellers.

Why Williams Auction Works?
Williams Auctioneers & Appraisers is led by a seasoned and respected team of professionals who are recognized for their work with our sister company, 416Auction. By combining the resources of both firms, sellers with Williams and 416Auction will achieve unparalleled exposure for their items while receiving the legendary “high touch” customer service for which our team is known.

Williams Auctioneers & Appraisers is a full-service antique and bespoke collectibles auction firm led by a seasoned and respected team of industry professionals. Together with our sister company, 416 AUCTION & APPRAISALS , Williams endeavors to represent the finest collections in America & Canada with outstanding photography, expert descriptions and cutting edge marketing, public relations and communications with one goal: to achieve the very best prices for our sellers.

Clayton & Bonnie have great respect for the sophisticated auction market and should be a preeminent destination for valuable antiques, fine art, decorative arts, jewelry and historical artifacts. Together, the 416 Auction and Williams Works team is committed to delivering on our promise of dependable, honest results.


Buyer’s premiums are payable on Online Only auctions. Premiums may also be payable at industrial and construction auctions. You the buyer are fully responsible to ensure that you are familiar with each auctions specific terms and conditions, as they do differ from auction to auction.

Equipment Inspection
It is very important that you make every effort you can to personally inspect equipment you are interested in before the day of the auction. One day prior to the auction, we allow buyers to preview the equipment. If you’re unable to attend the Viewing & Inspection day, please contact us to see if you can schedule an appointment for a private inspection. Please note: Williams Auction Works makes every effort to accurately describe each item in the auction; however, it’s possible that a mistake may occur. This is especially important to know if you plan to bid online or place a Proxy Bid. Please inspect equipment before you bid. Remember, everything is sold “As is, where is.” There is absolutely no warranty or guarantee of any kind either written or implied. Occasionally, additional information may come to light regarding any and all items being sold during the auction. When this occurs the new information takes precedence.

Conducting Your Auction

How We Prepare
Generally four to six weeks before the auction, we begin preparing. We pay careful attention to this step, because it’s important to help maximize the value of your assets.

During this preparation, we assist you in arranging your assets into lots, move machinery, equipment and accessories into a systematic auction order, tag the items for auction, and when necessary catalog the auction items.

Auction Day
A fun and energetic team of auctioneers and office staff will conduct the actual live auction. These are trusted employees who have many years of experience in the industry. They handle bidder registration, auction calling and selling, sales support, sales recording, invoicing, collection, security and other aspects of the sale day.

This team travels with computers, printers, signage, and other necessary items to create a professional mobile office, to ensure a smooth and successful outcome on auction day.