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Interesting Items You Can Find At An Estate Auction

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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When people sell items from an estate, they often offer a large variety of choices. When you go to an estate auction, you can find even more than you see at an estate sale. From used equipment to rare collectibles to vehicles and more, there is something for everyone at these events.

Farm equipment

Not every buyer will be interested in this type of machinery. But, for those who need it, it can be exciting to find great deals on used farm equipment. Trailers, tractors, plows, harvesters, hay equipment, and more can all be found at these events. Depending upon how used the equipment is, it can often be purchased for a good price, making both buyers and sellers happy.

Construction equipment

Some estate auctions offer construction equipment as well. You can find skid steers, excavators, compactors, dozers, and even spare parts. Be sure to research the machines you are interested in and look into the seller and auction house if possible. You will want to know as much as possible about the machines you will be bidding on.


Used vehicle auctions are different from the events you see on TV shows that sell expensive cars to avid collectors. But, they can be just as interesting to different buyers. You can find cars, SUVs, and trucks at used car auctions in varying conditions. Fleet vehicles can be great to bid on because they were likely maintained, although you still need to do inspections and research.


When you go to an estate auction, you probably expect to see antiques. What is interesting about these items is that they vary in quality, rarity, and cost. You can find kitchen items, furniture, art, jewelry, collectibles, toys, books, and a lot more. Auctioneers often sell smaller items in lots, so keep an eye out for these to get the best deals.

Coins and paper currency

Estate auctions sometimes offer collections of coins and paper currency. These can be both domestic and foreign collections. Common coins are usually found the most often since they are easier to come by. But, keep an eye out for more rare gems. You never know what you may find.


If you can’t make it to a gun auction in your area, try an estate auction. Depending on where you live, guns are common at these events. You can find modern guns in great working shape, older guns to display in your collections, and even rare finds with historical value. It can be helpful to look at the auction catalog to see what may be available before bidding on anything.

Auctions at High Plains Auctioneers

If you are interested in attending an estate auction, or an auction centered around any of the above items, contact High Plains Auctioneers today. We host a variety of live and online auctions throughout the year. You can reach us at (806) 244-6776 or Contact Us by email to learn more. Check out our Upcoming Auctions here.