National Book Auctions


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Though we work with consignments of all sizes, we excel in handling large collections ranging from hundreds of books up to entire libraries. Our researching and cataloging methods deliver exceptional returns for collections by creating small, individual lots from larger inventories. Collections of all sizes are divided into themed lots containing one or several volumes which are approachable for buyers of all scope. By creating these very accessible auction catalogs, strong bidder interest is created for all the items in a collection. In addition, by offering collections in their entirety, we are able to capture strong returns for the more abundant items by allowing them to stand on the shoulders of the high-value, headline pieces from the collection. There is only one path to generating the maximum return for a collection: by finding eager buyers for everything in the collection.

Estate libararyNo collection is too big or too small and we can pick up anywhere in the country within seven days. When you are ready to sell, call us first and be sure to keep your collection intact – avoid offers to break up groups or remove high-value items, leaving behind a fragmented group with severely limited market appeal. We would be pleased to discuss your collection with you when you are ready to sell and want to make an informed decision before committing to a course of action.

No other auction service provides what National Book Auctions will. We handle entire collections and are on the cutting-edge of technology from the moment the material is on our hands. National Book Auctions is a product of this new technology and utilizes the Internet to its greatest advantage — marketing to a global bidding pool.

We have created a simple form which will provide us with some preparatory information, to open a conversation about your material. Please complete this form with as much as detail as is available and click “Send Email.” You may also want to email us supporting files ( which contain information pertinent to your material.


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Location of material
Number of books (estimated)

Genres of books and is the collection heavy in
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Quantity of any ephemera and what type(s)
Any art, currency (including coins) or stamps
Condition of material
Age of material

History of the collection

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Consign Today, Get Cash!

Cash Advance Now AvailablePut cash in YOUR pocket with your collectible books and ephemera

National Book Auctions is pleased to offer a new consigner cash-advance program that puts money in YOUR pocket in advance of the auction. Available to any qualified consignment, we put fast cash in your pocket for your books.

NOW accepting new consignments of collectible books and ephemera — with available cash advances. Call our Freeville gallery at 607-269-0101 or email

Future catalogs to be scheduled at National Book Auctions:

In addition to our regular auction catalogs featuring collectible books and ephemera, we are working on and accepting consignments in the following categories:

Civil War

Civil WarWe are currently collecting material from estates and other collections with a focus on the Civil War. Contact us at 607-269-0101 for details about consigning material to this important auction.

Art and Art-Related

ArtA quantity of artwork, prints and art-related reference books are in our cataloging process in anticipation of our next art auction, and we are inviting consignments to fill out this catalog.

Photography and Film-Related

PhotographyWe are welcoming consignments of photography-related items, including equipment, books and ephemera, and photos, including daguerreotypes and tintypes, as well as film-related books and items.

Stamp, Postcard, Coin and Currency

Consignments of stamps, vintage postcards, currency, and related ephemera are currently being accepted. These highly-collectible items generally have a solid following at auction.


"Our experience with National Book Auctions was exceptional. The process couldn't have gone more smoothly. When the final tally and check arrived, we were astonished with the results! We look forward to giving National Book Auctions our future business."

- Judy Wayno, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University

"National Book Auctions has been an invaluable asset to the Buffalo-Erie Library System. Their professionalism, knowledge and efficiency is very impressive and we were more than delighted after receiving the first check for the books we consigned. The quality of their research and cataloging is unprecedented and we're confident that this attributed to the high return. I would recommend them to any library or other organization and we plan to use their services again."

- Stanton Hudson, Buffalo-Erie Library System

"David Hall of National Book Auctions was wonderful to work with. His extensive knowledge of printed material was instrumental in the success of our auction. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and we couldn't have done it without you."

- Joan C. Curtiss, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University

"David Hall was a tremendous help to our family as we went through the arduous task of liquidating my 94-year-old mother-in-law’s estate. David was kind enough to come to our home within 24 hours so that he could meet with our siblings who were in from out of town for only a weekend. Dave was reassuring, professional and incredibly knowledgeable about our books, art and other artifacts.

I called David first as he is a member of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. I highly recommend the services of National Book Auctions. Many thanks to Dave and his hard working staff. They made a painful task for our family so much easier.

- Mary and Alex Rachun, Tompkins County residents

"If you have a book or group of books to sell, these are the people to see. We were very pleased and would recommend National Book Auctions to anyone."

- M. Vaughn, family estate

"National Book Auctions was a wonderful find for our residential living/learning community library. We were able to fill our shelves with quality books for students' use at a very affordable price. I would recommend them for any individual or organization interested in purchasing single collectible books or shelf-lots of sorted high caliber books."

- J.M., Cornell University

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