Bidding is easy! You may bid In Person at our gallery, over the phone, by absentee (left) bid or live online in one of our specialty cataloged auctions.
To bid in person, you’ll need to arrive in enough time to register and receive a number before your lots of interest are up for sale. If it’s your first time bidding with us, please bring a form of picture identification, such as a driver’s license. The condition of each item is announced for your convenience but all items are sold “as is” and you have the final responsibility for determining condition. Everything is arranged and organized to provide a comfortable and enjoyable auction experience.
Over the Phone
Join the action of a live auction on the telephone. Phone bidding is offered as a convenience to our bidders.
Fill out our absentee bid form to request phone bidding. You may submit the form while online, while at auction preview, or print it and fax it back to (717) 263-0188. All phone bids must be set up at least twenty-four hours before the start of the sale. Please write “phone bid” in the “bid amount” section to indicate that you wish to bid by phone.
We offer bidders, who are unable to attend auction, the opportunity to submit absentee bids. These bids are given to and executed by our senior auction staff. Bidders may leave these bids in person during preview, or by completing our absentee bid form online. All bids are executed competitively, tie bids are awarded to either the first bid received, if both bids were absentee or to the in-house bidders if the tie is between an absentee bidder and an in-house (floor) bidder.
Bid live online during one of our specialty cataloged auctions. See each lot in real time, listen to the auctioneer, and press the “bid now” button to send a bid when you’re ready to participate. Just interested in following the action? You don’t need to register or log in to view a live sale.
Online absentee bidding on our website – bidders who wish to bid online may do so using our online bidding platform. Online bidding is open until 10 AM Monday day of auction. Once live auction begins, online bidding closes. All online bids are downloaded into our clerking system and executed by auction staff competitively as absentee bids. For uncataloged items (items not listed on our online bidding platform but photographed in our photo gallery – setup in our Back Galleries) online bids are accepted by completing our online absentee bid form. Questions? Email [email protected] or call (717) 263-6512.
Successful bidders will be notified the day after sale by telephone or email. Pick-up is available day after sale until 5 PM and Wednesday from 9am – 5 PM (we do close from Noon -1 PM for lunch).
You may preview the items online; we post 100’s of photos as we set up. Some auctions have scheduled previews the day before sale. On sale day, the doors typically open two hours before the start of an auction for preview. All items are sold “as is, where is”, we encourage bidders to satisfy themselves in regards to condition. Every effort will be made to assist bidders, however you are the sole judge of condition.
Types of Auctions
Estate Auctions: held on a Monday and usually bi-weekly, we begin in the back gallery, then onto the main gallery and finish with furniture.
Specialty (Catalog) Auctions: are held periodically to accommodate collections. Typical cataloged auctions feature coins, toys, model trains, sports cards, guns and related equipment etc. The listings are available online or by printed copy and frequently include photos.
Real Estate Auctions: We offer commercial and residential real estate throughout the year. Auctions are held onsite, at the property.
We accept Cash, PA Checks (out of state checks with prior approval) and Visa, MC, Discover. There is a Buyer’s Premium applied to all purchases. Please review our terms and conditions for complete payment policy.
Pickup & Shipping
Successful bidders who are unable to remove their items day of sale, may make arrangements to pick-up their items later in the week. While we do not deliver furniture, we can recommend a few reliable options. Please ask at the office.
We do not have a formal shipping department. Our shipping terms may be viewed on our absentee bid form page. Small easily packaged items MAY be shipped in house. Any items shipped by our staff will be shipped via USPS priority mail. Please direct questions to our office.