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Friday, March 29th, 2024
live bidding tips to help you leave your first auction happy

If you’ve ever been to an auction and lost out on items, you might have just been bidding on the wrong lots. Many items are affordable, unique, and easy to obtain at auctions! These include collectible antiques like glassware and coins, as well as useful items like tools, cars, and equipment. Here are some of the most common items you’ll find that you can actually win at an auction!

Friday, March 8th, 2024

Selling antique guns may seem the same as buying them, but there are many differences. For example, to sell your antique gun collection, you need to understand the value of your pieces and be able to convince buyers that they are worth their asking price. As a buyer, you only need to understand the value and history. This handy guide will help you begin selling your antique guns, whether you want to get rid of your entire collection or just a few pieces.

Thursday, August 31st, 2023
Reverse Auctions with High Plains Auctioneers

Most people are familiar with the concept of an auction, in which people bid on the price of various goods. However, there are also reverse auctions. This article will cover everything you need to know about reverse auctions, including how a reverse auction works and its benefits. 

Monday, August 28th, 2023
An Easy Auction Glossary for Beginners High Plains Auctioneers

Public auctions can be an exciting and fun affair, especially when you know what you’re doing there. However, in some cases, an auction beginner can make a mistake that could have some unfortunate consequences. Rather than learning everything through trial and error, use this quick beginner’s glossary to start learning! 

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
Why Host a Benefit Auction

You will usually find two different types of auctions: a collective or a disposal. Collective auctions create lots—or auction items—from several suppliers or vendors. Disposal auctions usually come from a single person or estate to pay debts, finalize foreclosure, or to simply clear space. 

Monday, August 21st, 2023
The Bizzare History of Auctions

Auctioneering has existed for much longer than any single location to sell popular goods. We call it “auction,” which comes from the Latin “auctus,” meaning “increasing,” but the process likely has had many names before that. 

Sunday, July 30th, 2023

History buffs and bookworms alike clamor for the chance to attend book auctions. The scent of the pages, the smell of the old materials, and the rich textures of old ink, paper, and leather call like ancient sirens to anyone with a taste for old codices. But these amazing volumes often come with a hefty price.

Saturday, July 15th, 2023

When you think of art auctions, you might picture a big, dusty room filled with out-of-touch rich people mulling over the price of art pieces from the 1800s or earlier. Although old art pieces certainly have value, modern art has its place in auction houses as well. Discover some of the most popular and expensive modern art pieces sold at auctions.

Monday, June 26th, 2023

Hollywood productions often represent timeless works of art and feature set pieces that spark veneration. When these pieces from the movie set go up for sale at movie auctions, they typically go to the highest bidder regardless of the location. A team like High Plains Auctioneers witnesses first-hand how intense these auctions get when the list features iconic items or prized collectibles.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Celebrity auctions truly draw the line between an average fan and an obsessed fanatic. While one person purchases a truly iconic item, another will buy something completely mundane that they wouldn’t give a second thought in other circumstances. Discover some of the most fascinating celebrity mementos that made their way to an auction below.