Do you have quality antique maps, old master prints, or posters in your collection or stock:
Not sure who to sell to and where to go to get the best price?
Talk to us, we speak the same language !

  • Rare Paper Sales has more than 12.000 clients who are collectors, museums, and dealers worldwide constantly looking for fine-quality merchandise.
  • As a seller, you can set a minimum accepted price below which your item will not be sold.
  • Our Buy-or-Bid system is the most flexible way sellers can anticipate on received bids during and up to two hours after the closing.
  • We have been in the map business for 45 years and have organized online auctions for over 25 years.
  • The items do not suffer from the wear and tear of being handled by hundreds of people during viewing days.
  • You can submit the item descriptions online.
  • One click lets you re-list unsold items in the next sale.
  • If an item does not sell, there are no costs.
  • In your Seller Center you can track your received bids online.
  • You will get paid within or at least 30 days after closing a sale. Sales may be offset against acquisitions.
  • People worldwide can see a zoomable high-resolution image of each item in full color from the comfort of their homes.
  • We use image software to show our customers the finest detail even with a low internet connection.
  • We can assist you with your inquiries in English, French, German and Dutch.

The seller's commission is
  • Lot value up to $ 10,000 - 18% of the hammer price.
  • We charge 12% of the hammer price for electronically consigned items.
  • With lot value $ 10,001 up - 8% of the hammer price.
  • When a lot sells for the Buy price - 20% of the Buy price.
  • There is a minimum fee of $15.00 per lot.
  • The minimum individual lot value is $ 200.
  • The commission is only due when the lot sells.
  • Sellers can set a minimum reserve price - below which their item will not be sold.
  • A reserve price can be adjusted during and up to 2 hours after the sale closes.
  • You will get paid within 30 days after the closing of the Buy-or-Bid Sale.
Sales are held in the second week of February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November.
Please check out the sale dates here.

There are several ways you can include items in the sale

Single item
Start your consignment today. We provide estimates free of charge from photographs sent via the Internet. Fill out our online estimation form, and we will contact you with an estimate.

Once we have activated your consignor account you can use the upload form to add items.
CSV Bulk import
We can import from your CSV export file for those with item descriptions stored in a database. Send your file and we will import it for free.

Established Seller
Enjoy featured listing on our Meet our Established Sellers page, including your logo, your business summary, and a website link.
The option of having your business name disclosed to buyers of your material at the end of each sale.
The business name is added to the Rare Paper Sales Certificate of Authenticity.
Discounted seller premiums.

Start Your Consignment Today
Add your first items today and we will skip the seller's commission on the first five items you sell.

Please use the contact us form to set up a seller's account or reach us by phone
USA, Chicago, tel. : +1 312 496 - 3622
NL, Amsterdam, tel. : +33 (0)6 27839704
Rare Paper Sales
1200 W. 35th Street, #425, Chicago, IL 60609, USA
email : moc.selasrepaperar@ofni

Rare Paper Sales
1200 W. 35th Street, #425
Chicago, IL 60609, USA
tel. : (312) 496 - 3622
email : @

Paulus Swaen Old Maps and Prints
Clearwater, USA - Amsterdam NL
tel. USA +1 727 687 3298
tel. NL +33 (0)6 27839704
email : @