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Alderfer Auction has Several Types of Online Auctions Available to meet the needs of our clients and customers. Each venue has unique qualities, please read the definitions below.

ONLINE ONLY TIMED AUCTIONS
IDENTIFIED AS “ALDERFER ONLINE”

An online only timed auction is an online auction run largely by the computer. Items are posted on www.AlderferAuction.com along with photos and descriptions. The items are posted for 5-10 days prior to the close of the auction. From the comfort of your home you may view and monitor your bids 24/7. For your convenience, these items are also available to be viewed at the facilities of Alderfer Auction during advertised preview times. The computer bids on behalf of the bidder against any competition from the lowest possible bid to the maximum bid specified. Bidders are notified by email if they have been outbid. This provides the option for the bidder to increase their bids should they so choose. 

Another unique feature in our timed auction is extended bidding. Alderfer Auction does not allow sniping. It's a bid placed within the last 3 minutes of a lot’s scheduled end time, we extend the sale by 3 minutes from the last bid. This way other bidders have a chance to place a bid. Extending bidding continues until 2 hours after the last lot scheduled and time. All purchases are billed to the high bidder’s credit card at time of purchase; applicable buyer’s premium applies.


ONLINE ONLY “ONSITE” TIMED AUCTIONS
ALSO IDENTIFIED AS “ALDERFER ONLINE”

An online only “onsite” timed auction is run the same way as an online-only timed auction except the items are located at a specified advertised site. 

An online only timed auction is an online auction run largely by the computer. Items are posted on www.AlderferAuction.com along with photos and descriptions. The items are posted for 5-10 days prior to the close of the auction. From the comfort of your home you may view and monitor your bids 24/7. Preview times and the location for pick up is advertised according to the terms of each of these events.

The computer bids on behalf of the bidder against any competition from the lowest possible bid to the maximum bid specified. Bidders are notified if they have been outbid. This provides the option for the bidder to increase their bids should they so choose. Another unique feature in our timed auction is extended bidding. Alderfer Auction does not allow sniping. It's a bid placed within the last 3 minutes of a lot’s scheduled end time, we extend the sale by 3 minutes from the last bid. This way other bidders have a chance to place a bid. Extending bidding continues until 2 hours after the last lot scheduled and time.

All purchases are billed to the high bidder’s credit card at time of purchase; applicable buyer’s premium applies.


ONLINE ONLY AUCTIONS

Online only auctions are powered by a third-party service provider branded as “Live Auctioneers” these auctions can be viewed at www.AlderferAuction.com along with photos and descriptions. Items for these auctions are posted for 5-10 days prior to the date of the auction. From the comfort of your home you may view and monitor your bids 24/7.  For your convenience, these Auctions can be viewed at the facilities of Alderfer Auction during advertised preview times.

At the advertised starting time of the auction the bidder has the option to allow the computer to bid on their items by leaving a high bid price. Bidders may also choose to log onto “Live Auctioneers” to bid live on each item as it sells. Following the auction the successful bidders are notified and payment arrangements are made; applicable buyer’s premium applies.

REGISTRATION NOTE: Due to new website and app software, PLEASE RE-REGISTER TO BID on all ‘Alderfer Online’ auctions.  This does not affect third-party platform bidding as registrations will remain the same (i.e. Live Auctioneers, Proxibid or Invaluable auctions) 

May 23

Alderfer Online - Princeton, NJ: 5-23-17

  •   May. 8 @ 12:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   May. 23 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Monday, May 8th through auction close on Tuesday, May 23rd at 8:00 PM. Interior Designer Showplace! Fine quality interior designer furniture; outstanding dining room table and chairs; custom steel pedestal table; upholstered furniture; custom 60 inch round mirror; original artwork and collections from around the world!


May 24

Alderfer Online - Pottstown: 5-24-17

  •   May. 9 @ 10:00AM EDT (Start)
  •   May. 24 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Tuesday, May 9th through auction close on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00 PM. High quality Online Only Auction Lifetime Collection includes antique furniture, oriental rugs, original artwork, large scale doll houses, porcelain and glassware, Grumman Canoe, Starcraft fishing boat and trailer, fishing gear, garden equipment to include riding mower and trailer, and much more!


May 25

Alderfer Online - Fishing Auction:5-25-17

  •   May. 11 @ 5:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   May. 25 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Thursday, May 11th through auction close Thursday, May 25th at 8:00 PM. Presenting the Phil Beechwood Collection of 60+ years: This is one of multiple 'Online' as well as 'Live' and 'Simulcast' auctions we will be having to disperse several hundred fishing rods, 1000’s of reels, 30,000+ pieces of individual lures, spinners, flies and much more.


May 25

Alderfer Online -Musical Instruments: Thursday, May 25

  •   May. 25 @ 8:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   May. 25 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Pre-Bid Online NOW and Bid Online LIVE Auction Day, Thursday, May 25th at 8:00 PM. Collection of vintage Koontz guitars and bass guitar: hollow-body, arch-top and solid body construction. Ibanez electric guitars; Fender squire Stratocaster electric guitars; Mixer, Drum Machine, Banjo and more.


May 30

Alderfer Online - Military Auction: 5-30-17

  •   May. 12 @ 1:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   May. 30 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Friday, May 12th through auction close, Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 PM. Collection of WW1-present US, German, French and other European helmets, web gear and related items. Large selection WW1-WW2 bayonets to include German Saw backs, K98’s, Mauser bayonets from various European countries, US military bayonets and related items.


May 30

Alderfer Online - Lighting Fixture Warehouse Liquidation - Summit Hill, PA: 5-30-17

  •   May. 15 @ 10:00AM EDT (Start)
  •   May. 30 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Monday, May 15th through auction close Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 PM. Lighting fixture liquidation! Warehouse previously owned by a high end lighting manufacturer. Contents include boxed indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, shades and hardware by manufacturers including Elk, Quoizel, Westmore, Schonbek, Sea Gull, Dimond, Althorp, Tiella and more. Small and large groupings. Original retail prices of some fixtures in the thousands. Much to see, preview highly recommended!


Jun 1

Alderfer Online-Train Auction: 6-1-17

  •   May. 18 @ 3:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   Jun. 1 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Thursday, May 18th through auction close Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Featuring a Collection of over 150 lots of Lionel O-Gauge trains including; Sets, Steam and Diesel Locomotives, Cars, Freight and Passenger Sets, Accessories, and more!


Jun 5

Alderfer Online - Lansdale, PA: 6-5-17

  •   May. 26 @ 5:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   Jun. 5 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Friday, May 26th through auction close Monday, June 5th at 8:00 PM. High quality home contents include furniture, seating furniture, upholstered furniture, patio furniture, decorative accessories, artwork, smalls, travel collections and more!​​​​​​​


Jun 6

Alderfer Online - Jewelry Auction: 6-6-17

  •   May. 23 @ 5:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   Jun. 6 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Tuesday, May 23rd through closing Tuesday, June 6th at 8:00 PM. Our monthly online Jewelry Auction features unique silver, gold and designer jewelry for any special occasion. Includes a selection of rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins and more!


Jun 21

Alderfer Online - Collector's Auction: 6-21-17

  •   Jun. 21 @ 7:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   Jun. 21 @ 7:00PM EDT (End)
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Pre-Bidding starts soon. Bid LIVE Online via Live Auctioneers day of auction at 7:00 PM. Offering an eclectic mix of decorations, art, jewelry, furniture and carpets with a broad appeal to the emerging and seasoned collector. This auction will include Vintage Juke Boxes, Pinball Machines and Slot Machines. This event will be sold “ONLINE ONLY”, all items will be sold without reserve.


Jun 28

Alderfer Online - Penn Valley, PA: 6-28-17

  •   Jun. 14 @ 10:00AM EDT (Start)
  •   Jun. 28 @ 8:00PM EDT (End)
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Bid Online beginning Wednesday, June 14th through auction close on Wednesday, June 28th at 8:00 PM. Antique Furniture; Collectibles including Decorative Americana Collections; Tribal Art; Brand Name Furniture; Oriental Rugs, Copper, Lighting, Books and more!


Jul 8

Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection Auction: July 19, 20 & 22, 2017

Three auctions! Online Bidding starts Saturday, July 8th. Alderfer Auction Presents the Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection with the cooperation of Eileen Rhoads. The Smallsea Museum Collection was amassed over the last 25 years. It includes dollhouse shops and town structures, furniture, accessories, dollhouse dolls, and other 1:12 scale miniatures created by hundreds of international artists both from the present and years gone by.


Jul 19

Alderfer Online - Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection Part I

  •   Jul. 8 @ 12:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   Jul. 19 @ 12:00PM EDT (End)
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Part 1 of 3 Auctions! Bid Online beginning Saturday, July 8th through Auction Close Wednesday, July 19th at 12:00 PM ET. Alderfer Auction Presents the Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection with the cooperation of Eileen Rhoads.


Jul 22

Alderfer Online - Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection Part III

  •   Jul. 8 @ 12:00PM EDT (Start)
  •   Jul. 22 @ 12:00PM EDT (End)
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Part 3 of 3 Auctions! Bid Online beginning Saturday, July 8th through Auction Close Saturday, July 22nd at 12:00 PM ET. Alderfer Auction Presents the Smallsea Museum Miniatures Collection with the cooperation of Eileen Rhoads.