The Gold Mine at Convention is a treasure trove! This is where we sell items that are not available at The Source including interesting paper, books, origami supplies, large sheets of American foil and many other origami-related "goodies."

Consignment Rules

We encourage members to consign books, paper and other objects to the Gold Mine. Space is limited, so we must be advised of intent to consign earlier than two weeks before the convention, by email or completion of the Gold Mine Consignment Form. Consignor must advise us of type of items, description, quantity, desired retail price and any other pertinent information, and should not ship the items until advised of agreement.

If OrigamiUSA agrees that the items are appropriate for our attendees, Consignor should ship to the OrigamiUSA office at 15 West 77 Street, New York, NY 10024 (clearly marked Gold Mine, Attn: Maria Velazquez) or bring items to the Gold Mine area Friday afternoon from 3pm - 5pm. Note that sample models made from the paper or books are desirable, along with a complete description.

Items may be consigned with Right of Return (i.e., unsold items will be returned to Consignor after convention) or if Gold Mine staff agrees, sold outright to OrigamiUSA. Minimum commission for items consigned with Right of Return will be 10%. Minimum commission for items sold outright will be 20%. Any Right of Return items where Consignor is not available to receive unsold items at the end of the convention will be shipped back at the Consignor's expense.

Note that if the item is a book that is not yet available in the OrigamiUSA library, we ask that one copy be donated to the library, or provided at a substantial discount.

Payment will be made in person for overseas Consignors, or by check within two weeks.

To request the consignment of items to the Gold Mine, please fill out the form:

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Gold Mine Hours

  • Friday 7pm - 10pm
  • Saturday 10am - 8:30pm
  • Sunday 10am – 6pm