How to sell Model Cars at Catawiki’s online auctions?

If you are using our website to upload your lots, tips will appear to give you guidance about what information we need to know about your lot. The fields that you fill in help to present the information in a way that’s easy for the buyer to read.

The required information for one or two models includes:

  • Number of items in your lot
  • Manufacturing brand: e.g. Minichamps, Norev, BBR or Autoart/Minichamps in case of several brands per lot
  • Scale: e.g. 1/43 OR 1/18, 1/18-1/12 in case there are 2 different scales in your lot
  • Marque, model type of the scale model e.g. BMW 628, Jaguar XJS
  • Reference number: relevant for original Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys & other brands from the 1960s-1970s
  • Material: e.g. plastic, resin, diecast or white metal
  • Year of manufacture & colour: 1977 - red
  • Condition: next to overall condition, please also list any minor damages or signs of wear in the description
  • Packaging: e.g. whether the item comes sealed in its original box, with a replacement box or without original boxSpecial & Extras: is the model of a limited edition, coming with Autograph etc
  • For collectors, it is often the detail that counts. Therefore please provide any additional info in the description
  • Race number, race and driver’s name or key race car sponsor: e.g.  #34 Le Mans - Driver: James Hunt

Submission Guidelines

Including strong photographs is key to catching buyers’ eyes, ensuring they bid on your lot.

Of course, buying online means potential bidders do not get a chance to see your lot in person, therefore detailed and high quality photographs are very important.

To allow our experts, as well as our bidders, to get the right impression of an item, we require several high quality photos, including:

  • a 360 degree view of the item
  • close-ups of important details, according to the guidelines on the next page 

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  • The photos should show a front and rear three quarter view of the model (without box) made on a plain, neutral background (preferably a white background).
  • Make sure your photos show only the object(s) you want to put up for auction.
  • To present your model in the best possible and most appealing way, please avoid self portraits, bare hands or a distracting background and make sure the model is clean without any fingerprints or dust.
  • Provide close-ups of important details such as the engine and interior, especially in a convertible model, and include images of original boxes and clearly readable photos of the limited edition certificate.
  • If you have more than one model in a lot, please provide at least one photo with all the models together. This will make it clearer to the buyer what you are selling.

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