Auction Highlights– November 2017

A Remington Rand No. 17 typewriter up for bid at the Chesapeake Auction House auction that ends Thanksgiving night.

Welcome back…

2017 is just “flying-by.” It’s hard to believe that Black Friday weekend is upon us, and that Christmas is just a few weeks away. Some auctioneers embrace the weekend; others avoid it. This edition of auction talk will feature a few auctioneers who have embraced the weekend kickoff to the end-of-year selling season. Lots crossing the block over the Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday weekend feature traditional Christmas gifts: diamonds for collectors, jewelry makers and investors, toys for the kids, and “man-cave” collectibles for the guys. Lots are offered live and/or online, and some venues encourage absentee and phone bidding. There’s always a way to bid! Let’s jump right in…

November 23, Thanksgiving evening: Online only! Skip the football game and spend the evening perusing the fine selection of estate collectibles offered by Larry and Kay Forman at the Chesapeake Auction House in St. Leonard, MD. Lots include vintage artworks, coins, firearms, sports, militaria, Craftsman tools, typewriters, coins, and more. There are 259 lots in all! Shipping is available with an additional shipping and handling fee. Contact the Auction House at 410-586-1161. ParcelEX can be contacted for shipping quotes at 410-535-5473.

Washington Redskins FedEx Field Inaugural tickets Sept 14, 1997

Washington Redskins FedEx Field Inaugural tickets Sept 14, 1997.

For payment terms and registration visit their website.  Bidding started on November 15 and will wrap-up on November 23 at 7PM.

November 24, Black Friday: Online only! Day one of a four-day auction of investment-quality GIA graded rare diamonds. Over 2500 lots of GIA Loose Diamonds from 1-20 ct. will go up for bid. All diamonds have a laser inscripted GIA number on the girdle that matches the GIA certificate to guarantee authenticity. All diamonds will come with both 1) GIA report certificate and 2) AGI New York appraisal certificate.

Featured on Day One is a 5.36 carat, round-cut, unmounted diamond with an appraised value of $581,600. Diamond GIA Graded, Unmounted, Appraised Value: $581,600. The opening bid for this item (lot #13) is $110,000. Lots begin in the $3,000 range.  

diamond bid global auction

Featured on Day One is a 5.36 carat, round-cut, unmounted diamond with an appraised value of $581,600.

Diamonds are offered by Bid Global Auctioneer and through Bid Global’s U.S. headquarters is located at 11445 East Via Linda, Suite 2314 Scottsdale, AZ 85259 (201) 981-3763.

November 24, Black Friday:  Live & Online. The perfect “man cave” auction brought to you by the Freedom Auction Company at 1601 DeSoto Rd., Sarasota, FL. This is an annual event, and the auctioneers promise that this is “the best one ever.” Live auction starts at 5:30PM.

1932 Ford Woody street rod

A 1932 Ford Woody street rod with a starting bid of $30,000.

Special to this auction are a 1932 Ford Roadster High Boy and a 1932 Ford Woody Custom. All of the proceeds from these sales will be contributed by the seller to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Here’s a chance to acquire a classic American hot-rod while helping sick children.

Other lots include a 1955 Seeburg jukebox in “like-new” condition, a limited edition Harley-Davidson bicycle, vintage slot machines, spy gear, firearms, Coca-Cola machines and advertising, tobacciana, toy trains, and much more; 465 lots in all! For bidding information, registration, and to view the catalog visit the online site.. Auction house previews are scheduled for Wednesday November 22 from noon to 6PM, and auction day from noon to 5:30PM.

November 25, Saturday at 10AM: Classic antique and collectible toys! Live in Pottstown, PA with absentee and phone bidding. Preview on Friday November 24 from 3-6PM at the auction house, located at 62 E. High Street in Pottstown.

Lots include American Flyer Trains, Walt Disney figurines and memorabilia, Tonka toys, Hess trucks (1970s-present w box), slot car sets, Lego sets, Barbie, Barbie clothing, vintage wind-up toys, action figures (including: Star Wars, He-man & Ninja turtles) jewelry, furniture, and box lots.

looney toons thermos

A 1959 Warner Bros Looney Toons thermos.

To view the catalog, register, and obtain bidding information visit the Auction Zip site. For payment, terms, and other information contact the auctioneer at 610-970-8050 or online here.

November 26, Sunday: Live auction, Books, Autographs, Advertising, and Ephemera. Preview Friday, November 24 from noon to 4PM and Sunday from 8AM until the auction begins. Previews are held at the auction house: 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg PA. You can also check the Auction Zip site.

coke cordier book

Coke advertising poster up for sale.

Ephemera collectors will love this auction! Autographs of Presidents U.S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Bush, George H.W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and other political notables, plus photos, comics, books, a Civil-War-Gettysburg hospital log; pinup-girl calendars, salesman’s samples, cameras, microphones, and more. Complete photo catalog will be available on November 17.

November 27, Cyber Monday: Online only, Vintage Video Games & Geek Culture! Do you have a dedicated gamer at your house? This auction was created with your gamer in mind. Over 450 lots of 1975 through 1995 video systems and games including Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800; Commodore; Stand-alone TV pong; Super NES; ColecoVision; Sega Genesis; rare vintages games, systems, and accessories; plus table-top games, comics, and more. Lots will begin to close at 7PM.

retro atari video computer system

Vintage Atari video computer system available at the OnlineOnly Vintage Video Games & Geek Culture auction.

For registration, auction details, and bidding visit the web the Bauer Auction site here. Questions? Contact Bauer auctions at 2601 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938 phone 217-259-5956 or email:

That’s all for now…

There are some great items listed above, and all can be accessed from the convenience of your home. Don’t miss out! Check out the listings and find that rare item you’ve been looking for! Until next month, bid often!


Wayne Jordan is a Virginia-licensed auctioneer, Certified Personal Property Appraiser and Accredited Business Broker. He has held the professional designations of Certified Estate Specialist; Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate; Certified Auction Specialist, Residential Real Estate and Accredited Business Broker. He also has held state licenses in Real Estate and Insurance. Wayne is a regular columnist for Antique Trader Magazine, a WorthPoint Worthologist (appraiser) and the author of two books. For more info, check out Wayne’s website at or visit Wayne’s blog.

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