frequently asked questions:

Good Bottle Auctions is a new auction experience, so we understand you have questions. Well, Here are some answers. If you don’t see your answer here, reach out! We’ll be happy to speak to you further.

Is it legal to buy and sell Whiskey, Wine, and Spirits at auction?

It is now! We are the first auction of our kind in the northeast of the United States. We are permitted, and it is legal to buy and sell with Good Bottle Auctions. Unlike the secondary market, Good Bottle Auctions is the easiest and safest way to monetize rare and desirable bottles. We store your collection, catalog it for auction, take professional photos, advertise, sell, and ship for you. All you have to do is bring us your bottles.

Are you guys legit?

Yes. Good Bottle Auctions LLC is owned by partners Ryan C Brechlin and Thomas Selmont. They are real auctioneers and have been in the business a combined total of 35 years. They are also the owners of Connecticut Firearms Auction, Nest Egg Auctions, and NFA Auctions. These are all brick-and-mortar auction houses in Plantsville CT.

How can I buy from your auction?

Once the auction catalog is live, browse the catalog and register to bid. If you see a bottle you like, you can place a pre-bid, and the system will bid for you up to a maximum you set. Or you can bid live in-person, or live during the auction. There is a live video and audio stream so that you can follow along during the sale.

How can I sell at your auction?

It’s easy. Call us: 860 378-8808, or send us an e-mail. We offer competitive commission rates, and would love to talk to you about your collection. It would be great if you have an inventory or photos to help us understand the best way to help you?

Can you ship my bottles to me?

The short answer is yes. Wine is pretty easy and we ship to most states. Spirits can be a bit more complicated, so please reference the terms of sale in the live auction catalog for the most up to date shipping terms regarding spirits. Or, just call us: 860-378-8808

What does Good Bottle Auctions Sell?

We sell Whiskey, Wine, and collectible spirits: Bourbon is our favorite, but we always have scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, and a host of other spirits up for auction. From old dusty bottles, to this years hard to find releases.

Can I visit Good Bottle Auctions?

Yes. but we ask that you make an appointment. We are always interested in speaking to you about your collection and how we can work together.

What do you charge to sell bottles?

We offer very competitive commission rates for our sellers. Rates can be as low as 0% for high value and rare bottles. Contact us today and tell us a bout your collection. We will be happy to give you a custom quote.

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