Consign to our Auction

Why consign to Floating World Auctions?

Here are a few of the items fetching runaway prices in 2018 – leading to happy buyers and sellers.

Crowds in the Street in front of the Nakamura Theater in Edo, 1854, by Ando Hiroshige, Lot 32 in our January, 2018 No Reserve Timed auction hammered for $2,250, with a starting bid of $600

Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa, 1856, from the 100 Famous Views of Edo Series by Ando Hiroshige, Lot 47 in our Spring 2018 Auction, estimated at $3,000-$5,000, hammered for $7,000

This early Yoshitoshi print, Kurokumo Oji, from the Sagas of Beauty and Bravery Series, 1868, hammered for $1,600, with a starting bid of $100, in our 2018 Christmas in July No Reserve Sale held on

This striking watercolor by Hiroshi Yoshida, Lot 172 in our Fall 2018 Auction, hammered for $15,000, against an estimate of $3,000-$5,000

We charge consignors a commission of 15% of the hammer price, and typically pay 35 days after the sale date. Costs, such as shipping to our Gallery in Chicago, and professional conservation (if required), can be deducted from your sales proceeds.

We have thousands of collectors on our mailing list, and post our catalogs on our proprietary site,, as well as on Invaluable and Live Auctioneers, for maximum exposure. We also extensively promote our sales online and via Social Media.

The consignment deadline for our Spring 2019 auction is April 1. Please email us at or call Bill Stein at 312-587-7800.