I got a phone call today from a woman in Ontario, Canada who has a
gallery with a grand opening this weekend and she wants me to send
her 6 of my etched sterling cuffs on consignment, 60/40.
Hmmm, a last-minute call from someone you never heard of, in another
country, with no paperwork, but wants you to hurry up and send your
work... Gee, why worry? ;>)
But seriously-- if she is on the level, she will see the problem. I
suggest you ask her for a credit card number as surety until you can
check on her and get paperwork. Check out the cc number before you
send anything. If she won't, then tell her you cannot send work in
time for her opening, then get references and check them, etc. as
you would for any new place.