Alderfer Online Auction – Nostalgic Treasures

Alderfer Online Auction – Nostalgic Treasures


Brief Description

Pre-Bid NOW and Bid LIVE Online: Tuesday, April 25th at 8:00PM

Preview:  8:00AM – 5:00PM Mon.-Fri. and 8:00AM day of Auction at Alderfer Auction Center. Or preview online.

View OR Bid on Auction via LiveAuctioneers

Auction Schedule

Online Bidding Only

Began: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT

Ended: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00 PM EDT



A variety of items that include furniture from Kittinger, Henredon, Baker, Louis Ghost, Shaver-Howard, Lundstrom, Frederick Duckloe, period furniture, bronze sculptures, lighting, clocks, primitive items, nostalgic items featuring a Nintendo Action Set, Persian rugs, and more. 

Gallery: Nostalgic Gallery

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Auction Terms


For more information on Live Online Auctions read below:


This is an ONLINE ONLY AUCTION that is being run through a Timed Automated Console through the Live Auctioneers bidding platform. A timed automated console is a selling platform that runs automatically like a live auction would, but involves no auction house interaction.


As a bidder, you enjoy flexibility on how you want to bid:


  • You can place pre-auction bids now,
  • bid while the auction is live (starting at 8PM on auction date),
  • or both.


1. Register and/or Login to you user account with Live Auctioneers at Note: Must register 2 hours prior to Auction going live (8PM on auction date).


2. Online Only pre-auction absentee bidding (with maximum bid options) is available until the start of the auction at 8:00PM. Please check our website for the Live Auctioneers platform icon for the start of pre-auction bidding availability. We will try and have the auction available around 2 weeks prior to the start of the auction.


3. Before the starting time of 8:00PM Login to your account and join the auction live. A timed automated console will appear for you to watch the auction and to place your Online Only bids.


4. Once the auction starts the Lots will run in sequential order until the auction is complete.


5. The more bidding activity there is on a particular lot, the longer it will remain up for auction. Each time a bid is placed on a lot, the timer is reset to approximately 7 seconds until interest in the lot has ceased and will move on to the next lot. Each Lot will run for 15 seconds if no bids are placed. 



1.  A buyer’s premium of 20% shall be added to each purchase to reach the total sales price.

2.  The total sales price is subject to applicable sales tax.  PA residents will pay 6% unless a tax exempt form is on file.

3.  Acceptable forms of payment are, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Paypal. 

4.  Complete payment and removal of items is to be made within two (2) business days of the auction.

5.  Pick-up is available at 501 Fairgrounds Rd, Hatfield, PA.

After two (2) weeks, any items remaining at the auction center will be placed in storage.

Storage Fees – Effective February 13, 2017 any items left at the auction center for more than two weeks following the auction date will incur storage fees at a rate of $10.00 per lot, per week regardless of the size or value of the lot.  Storage fees will begin on the 15th day regardless of payment status.  


Abandoned Merchandise – Unpaid items still remaining at our auction center 30 calendar days after the auction date will be considered abandoned and will be consigned to a future auction without additional notice to the purchaser.     


6.  Alderfer Auction offers third party shipping.


7.  In the event of a tie between two bidders the first highest absentee bidder will take precedence over any other absentee or live internet bidder. 


8.  The record of sale, kept by the auctioneer and clerk, will be taken as absolute and final in all disputes.


9.  Some lots are offered subject to a reserve. A reserve is a confidential minimum price below which such a lot will not be sold.


10.  Alderfer Auction will not be held responsible for error or failure to execute bid(s).  Absentee bids must be in writing and a fifty-dollar minimum bid is required per item.  Phone bidding is an available service for Live/Online auctions only and must be arranged in advance with our staff. All phone bids are required to start at a minimum of half of the low estimate. We suggest that phone bid arrangements be made 24 hours before the start of the auction in order to ensure adequate processing time.


11.  All auction inquiries must be received 48 hours prior to the start of the auction. 


12.  While every effort is made to determine provenance, authenticity and condition, it is the responsibility of the Bidder to arrive at their own conclusion prior to bidding. Provenance and authenticity including attributions are guaranteed by neither the consignor nor Alderfer Auction. Alderfer Auction strongly encourages bidders to personally inspect all lots. While Alderfer Auction is not obligated to provide a condition report of each lot, Bidders may feel free to contact the Auction Company for a condition report, Alderfer Auction will attempt to furnish one, but shall not be liable for failing to do so. The Bidder should review online descriptions to obtain necessary information. Statements by Alderfer Auction regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Alderfer Auction. All lots offered regardless of a condition report are sold “AS IS”.      


13.  Glossary of Terms GENERAL:    If we say “c.” a certain date, then it was made within 25 years of that date.    Authorship and origin is guaranteed unless otherwise stated as “possibly” or “probably”.     Measurements are given within 1″ of actual size.  Due to the sensitive and mechanical nature of clocks and watches, we do not guarantee them to be in running or working condition. FOR PAINTINGS:  Authorship:  Name of Artist-Indicates that the work, in our best judgment, is by the named artist.  Only these works are covered by our 10-day guarantee.  Attributed to*- In our best judgment, the work may be by the artist.  Circle of* – In our best judgment, a work of the period of the artist and closely related to the artist’s style.  School of* – In our best judgment, a work by a pupil or follower of the artist.  After* – In our best judgment, a copy of the known work of the artist. In the Manner of* – This painting represents the style of the named artist but was painted at a later date; the authorship is unknown.   * NOTE: There is no guarantee the work is by the named artist. Signature- The signature, inscriptions and dates are transcribed in print as they appear and are located as follows: SLL: Signed Lower Left SLR: Signed Lower Right SUL: Signed Upper Left SUR: Signed Upper Right SLC: Signed Lower Center SUC: Signed Upper Center.  If we state “signed”, in our opinion, the signature is of the named artist.  If we state “bears signature”, in our opinion, the signature might be that of the artist, but we make no guarantee that the work is by the named artist.  Measurements are given height before width. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, Alderfer Auction Company disclaims all warranties of authenticity of authorship for all lots consisting of works of fine art by or attributed to artists, authors or persons living before 1870 and, when no artist, author or person is so identified, works attributed to a period which includes any date prior to 1870 and all warranties relating to the identification of the period or dates of execution of property which may be proven inaccurate. FOR FURNITURE:  If we say “Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawers”, we represent that the piece was made during that period.  If we say “Chippendale Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers”, we represent that the piece looks like the period mentioned, but it was crafted at a later date.***WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VARIATIONS IN COLOR DUE TO PHOTO REPRODUCTION.


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