6 Things You Might Not Know About Monday Auctions at Gateway

How many lots per hour are sold at a typical Monday Auction? On average we sell 120 lots per hour. How many times do we say “SOLD” during an average Monday auction? At a typical Monday auction, we say the word “SOLD” between 1200 and 1250 times. Champagne and Fossils! It’s an Archaeologist’s Party. At times, we make up “themed” tray lots. Why? … Read More

Top 10 Repurposed Gifts you can Find at Auction

Tis the season to be jolly, or if you are like most of us, tis the season to agonize over what to give that one person who is so hard to shop for. I agonized and agonized like I do every year (my mother is SO hard to shop for)! Fortunately I work at an auction house so unique and … Read More

Vintage Beauty Standards

Today is Spa Day at Gateway Gallery! Heather and Wheezer having a steam bath Even I am enjoying my beauty treatment I can tell you sitting in the Grecian steam bath did not make me feel more relaxed, but perhaps its all in the mind.  Honestly we have some pretty neat vintage exercise equipment in our September 3rd auction. Like this … Read More

Buttons

One of my friends asked me once, “Hey Lee, what are your favorite things you have seen come through at auction”? Although its always difficult to pick just one, usually buttons come to mind. Now, as my grandmother once told me, I sew like a blind man on a fast horse… so for me they are not merely about mending … Read More

Pressed Pattern Glass

Its been a while since we have updated our Auction Blog, but mostly that’s because we have been so busy with auctions! In the past few months we have had some pretty incredible items come through our doors. Our last auction featured pressed pattern glass goblets and it had Heather and I pretty busy! We had nearly 1,000 goblets that we had … Read More

Why shop at auction?

Lately here at Gateway Gallery Auction we have been sitting here racking our brains on why more young people don’t shop at auctions. With the rising trend of vintage, upcycling, antiques, and thrift stores auctions would seem to be a natural shopping destination for young people looking to furnish their lives with quality goods on a budget. Although we have … Read More

What to do with your auction goodies

Sometimes its hard to see the diamond in the rough when looking at items from auctions. It is true that some items we end up with have seen their  better days. However, if you are able to look past the surface to see the hidden potential you may end up with a hidden gem. Some things need a little TLC … Read More

After a wonderful sale

After a wonderful sale this past Monday, we are in the process of getting ready for our sale on February 4th. We are all working very hard to make it a great one. Our upcoming sale will feature Guns, Coins, and Automobiles and Automotive Accessories. Tiffany is working very hard on making our cases look amazing Even Miss. Teagan is getting in … Read More