What is Manion's?
Manion's International Auction House, Inc. is the world's largest online auction house
specializing in historical military collectibles. Founded in 1970, we have over 80,000
members and auction thousands of items per month.
What can be sold thru Manion's?
We specialize in Military collectibles, but also conduct auctions for firearms, hunting
and fishing collectibles, Boy Scout memorabilia, antique toys, antique advertising,
and many other collectibles. If you have a question about consigning an item, please
contact us toll free at 866-626-4661.
Manion's does not support, condone or in anyway try to glorify Nazi Germany or
any neo-facist organization. These items are sold for the serious collectors, re-enactors,
historical organizations and theatrical purposes only.
How do I sell items through Manion’s?
You have three options available to sell your items with Manion’s:
- We will buy your items direct. This is the quickest method; upon agreement on price, we pay you cash for your items.
- We will accept your items on consignment.
- Utilize our List it Yourself auction service. Access our customer base through www.listityourselfauctions.com – a
second militaria auction website from Manion’s. If you have ever sold items on eBay, you will find this militaria focused
“do it yourself” auction service an excellent option. For assistance call 866.626.4661 or email email@example.com.
Can I get a catalog?
Manion's used to be a catalog auction, but to stay competitive, we have moved all
our auctions online.
How do I bid?
Click Here to register and
become a member. It's FREE! (Does require a credit card on file for bidding)
(begining 4/1/2010, all bids placed are a binding contract to purchase. Bids can not be revoked
once it has been placed.)
Can I buy an item that did not sell in an auction?
If you would like to purchase an item that did not sell at auction, please contact customer service.
Can I get a letter of authenticity?
We no longer offer letters of authenticity. You may however, return an item if you
are not satisfied by requesting a Return Material Authorization (RMA) from our website
within 3 (three) days from receipt. You may contact us if you need more time to verify
How do I pay for items I've won?
We prefer payment by credit card, but if you require an alternative method of payment,
please call us at 866-626-4661 to make other arrangements.
What are your fees?
We charge a variable sellers commission depending on size, dollar value, and cost
to acquire. We charge a buyer's premium in the amount of 15%, but often run specials
so check our website often.
When are your auctions?
We currently conduct auctions that last either 7 or 14 days and end every evening at 8:30p.m.
central time. We also conduct special auctions on a regular basis. Please visit our
home page for a complete list of upcoming special auctions.
How long after I win an item before it will ship?
We invoice once a week for all winning bids. Once payment is posted winning items
normally ship within 3-5 business days.
Can I select how I want an item shipped?
Yes, on your account info page you have the option of selecting between USPS, FEDEX,
or PICKUP at our location in Kansas City. Oversized or overweight items have to go
FEDEX due to the USPS restrictions.
What if my item shows up damaged?
If you receive something damaged, please contact us immediately. Please save the original
box and all packing material. We will initiate a claim with the carrier.
What are your consignment instructions?
- A Consignment Inventory Form can be found on our website,
or can be requested from Manions via fax or email. Please, no items
with reserve price of less than $50.00. (CLICK HERE FOR CONSIGNMENT INVENTORY FORM)
- Price reductions on re-runs start at 20%.
- Removal of an item from a live auction will result in the consignor being charged the bidder & consignor commission.
- Consignors are responsible for transportation expenses to the auction house & return of un-sold items.
- Estates & collections can be picked up by arrangement.
- All questions regarding final pay-off must be made within 30 days of check receipt. After this, all Auction books are closed.
- After auction closes you will be able to view your Sold/Unsold list from the Consignor Web Page.
Manion's also will pickup consignment at various locations and
shows that we travel to throughout the year.
What is covered in your consignment services?
Consignor Services and Fees
- Manions performs all the work necessary to bring your items to a World Wide Market.
- We assign a unique bar-code serial number
- Wrap & protect
- Warehouse the items
- We run all auctions
- Answer all e-mail & phone calls
- Collect payments
- Pack & ship all orders
- Take care of all returns
What kind of items can I consign?
Militaria from any country and any time period can be sold at Manion's.
- Items in glass enclosures, including all framed items, will be accepted but are shipped at your risk; they are not covered by insurance.
- All firearms requiring an FFL will be consigned only in accordance with BATF rules. Manion's reserves the right to reject any Firearms.
- MANION'S does not accept live flares, explosives, live pyrotechnics or live primers. Inert ordnance is accepted only if disassembled.
- Reproduction items represented or priced as original.
- No Hate material.
- No human body parts.
- No endangered animal material (like ivory).
- Manions reserves the right to reject any item.
What is Manion's "Premier Auction"?
Our Premier Auction highlights some of the more notable items consigned within a given month.
The items are generally selected at the discretion of our Description department. Militaria related items may represent
many different time periods and countries, as do items closing in our daily auctions. Non-militaria
related antiques and collectibles may be featured as well. In addition, if an item is of significant
historic interest (ie: personal property of a historic figure, exceptionally rare artifact, etc.)
press releases are distributed to worldwide media outlets for additional exposure.
How do I get my item(s) in the "Premier Auction"?
Items for the Premier Auction may be selected for their rarity, value, condition or even just general appeal. If you believe you
have an item that would be a good fit for the auction, please document this on your consignment sheet. Once we receive your items,
one of our staff will evaluate the item to see if it qualifies.
I need help packing and sending my consignment.
We have helped hundreds of collectors, and families of collectors, organize and ship
their consignment to our Kansas City facility. We have regional representatives around
the country who can offer assistance. Some locations include: New England, Georgia,
Florida, Missouri, Kansas, Southern California and more. Simply give us a call and we
will work hard to figure out what will work best for you.
I live in Europe, how can I get my items to you?
We have an office in Hamburg, Germany that handles all European customers and consignors.
Please contact them at www.manions.de
How long does it take for my items to be put into an auction?
The time varies according to how much material we have coming in at the time. We currently
process thousands of new items a month.
How do I check my consignor sales online?
You can follow your sales through
the entire consignment process with our online system. First, log on to the website, then click
the “Consignor Info” button on the left side of the page. From there, click the appropriate button
to view: sold and unsold items, items currently online (with and without bids), and item history.
Can I use my sales to purchase items on the auction?
Yes, but restrictions may apply. This may be done on a case by case basis and you must request permission in advance before bidding on an item. Please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org before you bid.
When do consignors get paid?
Payment will be made 30 days after we are paid and the item has been delivered to the buyer. Firearms and WWII German items may be delayed longer due to FFL and customs paperwork. Please contact Customer Services if you have any questions.
I've got a large collection to sell and am not able to inventory
and price it, how can you help me?
We will make special trips for consignments that are large in quantity and high value. Please
call our office toll free at 866-626-4661 to make arrangements. An additional fee
may apply to cover travel expenses.
Do you purchase items directly?
Yes, contact Guy Manion at 866-626-4661 or via email at email@example.com
How do I signup to get special announcements via email?
To receive announcements via email click
Can I sell firearms at Manion's
Yes, Firearms received for sale on consignment must be entered in the dealer's "bound
book." Sales of the firearms are handled in the same manner as other firearm sales.
Return of the remaining firearms by the licensee to the consignor is entered in the
dealer's disposition record, and the consignor must complete an ATF Form 4473 if the
consignor is a nonlicensee. It should also be noted that the sale of such firearms
or their return to the consignor must also comply with the Brady Law. Firearms received from
customers residing outside of the United States should be aware that if unsold, the firearm(s)
can only be returned to an authorized FFL licensee within the United States.
Can firearms be shipped out of the United States
No, Manion's can not ship firearms outside of the United States.
Do you accept items of a sexual nature?
Effective June 1st, 2006 we will no longer accept items that fall into this category.
Do you repair, clean, or enhance your consigned items in any way?
We do not attempt to alter a consigned item in any way shape or form. We do our best
to offer items in exactly the same condition as we receive them. Should you request
to have an item altered, additional charges will apply. Please call for a quote.
Do you test your firearms to make sure they are in good working order?
We examine them to determine condition and other attributes, but do not attempt to
fire them. All firearms should be taken to a licensed gunsmith to verify condition
What do the Condition Codes mean?
Condition codes rank items from Mint (10) to Very Badly Damaged (1). These codes can
be very important in determining quality and price when bidding on items. The numeric
codes and their meanings are:
10. Mint. 100% original condition - No signs of wear damage or age. May still be in
9. Excellent. 90% original condition - Only minor signs of use wear or tarnish mainly
due to age. May include original packaging. No damage.
8. Very Good. 80% original condition - Very nice with only minor wear or tarnish.
Markings or labels readable. Minimal use. No damage.
7. Above Average. 70% original condition. Clean but used, some noticeable flaws and
signs of age and wear but no severe damage or detrimental features.
6. Average. 60% original condition. Acceptable specimen with signs of use typical
for its' age. May need cleaning and minor restoration.
5. Below Average. 50% original condition. Flawed. Reflects years of use and storage.
May have moth damage, dings, scuffs, dents, and loose or missing parts. May be acceptable
as type example with resoration.
4,3,2,1. Dug Artifacts. Items in this condition range are only acceptable as historical
specimens recovered from battlefields or archeological digs. Manions does not otherwise
accept items that fall into this classification range.
Notes: Condition codes will be used to reflect the percentage of original finish on
an items It is important to remember that "Unissued" does not necessarily mean "Mint"
condition. We intend to grade slightly on the low side.
"Average" condition does not imply the same thing for every item. "Average" condition
can differ between items such as textiles vs metal vs paper. It may also fluctuate
when we consider time periods and countries of origin.
List of abbreviations commonly found in descriptions
OD - olive drab; OG - olive green; w/ - with; SC - softcover; HC -
hardcover; PB - pin back; CB - clutch back; SB - screw back; LB -
loop back; r/w/b - red, white, and blue; w/o - without; mkr -
maker; pcs - pieces; diff - different; appr or apprx - approximately; f/gray -
field gray; OA - overall; blk - black; MIP - mint in package; MIB -
mint in box; o/seas - overseas; b&w or b/w - black and white; DJ -
Additional abbreviations for the German catagories
WH - Wehrmacht; LW - Luftwaffe; KM - Kriegsmarine