Seller terms


The seller's commission are:
The seller commission depends on what and how you supply your items. When you mail items in and we make the descriptions and scans the seller commission for
• Lot value up to $ 10,000 - 18% of the hammer price.
• 15% for electronically consigned items for lot value up to $ 10,000
• There is a minimum fee of  $ 15  per lot.
• The minimum individual lot value is  $ 200.
• The commission is only due when the lot sells.

• You will get paid within 30 days after the sale's closing by bank transfer or US$ check.
• Acquisitions may be balanced offset against sales.
• Sellers can set a minimum reserve price - below which their item will not be sold.
• Sellers can accept offers on unsold items up to 2 hours after the Buy-or-Bid sale closes. It is up to the bidder if he finally accepts.
• You are responsible for shipping costs of the item(s) to us, and in-transit insurance. Heavy items like books and atlases can be shipped to the buyer directly and you are reimbursed for the postage.
• If an item does not sell, you are responsible for the return postage and insurance.
• You should maintain insurance of your items while they are in our possession.
• The provided descriptions and images are used after the sale by Rare Paper Sales for invoicing, certificate printing, and publication of sale results. You agree to use them for this purpose.


When you register to sell in our Buy-or-Bid sales, we may ask you to provide the following documents to verify your identity:
Private individuals
A copy of:
• your passport or other government-issued photo ID; and
• proof of your residential address (such as a bank statement or utility bill) dated within the last three months
You can email your documents to

Dealers and organizations
A copy of formal documents evidencing:
• its registered office and business address;
• its directors and any ultimate beneficial owners; and
• Authorization is required for the individuals allowed to sell on behalf of the company, plus a copy of the government-issued photo ID for each authorized individual.
You can email your corporate documents to

We will send you a contract with all conditions for selling in Rare Paper Sales. By signing this agreement, you agree to all terms contained herein.
Your signature on this agreement is also required for replacement value insurance to be adequate while your items are in New World Cartographic or Paulus Swaen INC possession.

Please contact us if you have further questions.

Rare Paper Sales
a division of New World Cartographic
1200 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Tel. : (312) 496 - 3622
Email :

Paulus Swaen

Paulus Swaen Inc
901 North Hercules Avenue, Suite A
Clearwater, Florida 33765, USA
Tel. +1 727 687 3298
Email :