I – “List of Items That Usually Sells Well at Auction”
The following is a list of items that our years of experience in the auction profession have proven to usually sell well.
ü Firearms – shotguns, rifles, and pistols
ü Power tools less the five years old
ü Various electronic less than one year old
ü Good quality area rugs in good condition
ü Gold & silver American coins and older U.S. & Confederate currency
ü Vehicles in good working condition
ü Quality costume jewelry
ü Estate jewelry
ü Antique kerosene and oil lamps / lanterns
ü Vacuums and floor cleaners less than 2-years old
ü Safes of various sizes
ü Powered lawn and garden equipment in good working condition less than 5-years old
ü Certain types of exercise equipment in good working condition and in season
ü Washers, electric dryers, freezers, refrigerators, electric stoves less than 10-years old
· Most of the name brand pottery, such as Shawnee, McCoy, Hull, VanBriggle, and Roseville still are bringing decent money. Overall most pottery has lost some of its value over the last few years; however, prices are still fairly strong for good pieces.
· Antiques, collectibles, and primitive items are down from what they sold for a few years ago usually do well. Just a few examples are oak furniture, crocks and stoneware, antique or primitive kitchen items, quilts, Depression era glassware, Fenton and Carnival Glass, some china, curio and china cabinets, and pie safes.
· Due to the economy most household furniture is bringing less than the same item would have brought a few years ago. This would include sofas, recliners, easy chairs, table and chairs, hutches, dressers, chest-of-drawers, and mattress sets.
· Newer electronic games such as XBOX, Nintendo, Game Boy, Play Station 2, Play Station 3, and computer systems have all seen a decline in prices due in part to the economy and in part due to prices for new units being reduced by retailers.