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Friday, March 29th, 2024

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

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

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

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, May 15th, 2023

Whether through a private sale or an auction house, art connoisseurs worldwide love adding famous paintings to their collections. The prices of expensive art depend on multiple factors, such as who painted it, when they painted it, and its subject matter. When considering the pieces of art that have sold for the highest amount of money, the examples in this list top out in the hundreds of millions, proving that art remains a popular investment. 

Monday, May 8th, 2023

Many collectors of fine art expect that their artwork holds value higher than the price they originally paid. However, how do you know if you own valuable art or a mass-produced piece? Some of the questions you can ask to determine this include: 

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Attending auctions is one of the most exciting ways to find new art for your collection. While you may discover interesting pieces at estate sales or galleries, artwork auctions provide you with the opportunity to get your hands on a rare piece of high value at a reasonable price tag. Before attending auction houses or throwing your hat into the online-only auction ring, understanding what to look for in artwork up for bid can help you find pieces worth adding to your collection. Know how to tell if the art at auctions merits competitive bidding with this short guide. 

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Auctioneers get excited when more than one person wants to bid on an item. They know the more people they can bring into the auction will be good for them and fun for all involved. But what if you see something you want to buy before an auction? For most auctioneers, the answer is no. This is because auction houses print catalogs, do advertising in newspapers, print flyers, and do a lot with online pictures for active bidding.  In addition, auction houses have a contact list they send out with all the items that are for sale.  Can you imagine if you were one of the people on the contact list and when you got to the auction, what you wanted to bid on was not there?  Not only would you be angry, but you might even start to question the auctioneer’s ethical behavior.