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Welcome to Alderfer Auction!

Alderfer Auction compassionately helps individuals develop a plan for real estate and personal property via Auction, Appraisal and Downsizing Services. What is your plan?

Alderfer has been built on impeccable personal, professional and community ethics. Our professionals have knowledge of fine art including Pennsylvania impressionists, decorative accessories, period furniture, jewelry, antiques, firearms, militaria, coins, stamps, dolls, books & ephemera, collector automobiles and many various collections. Bridging the past with today’s technological world, Alderfer Auction offers online bidding and worldwide marketing while maintaining its unrivaled local customer service.

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Jan 21

Sealed Bid Real Estate Auction - Birdsboro, PA | January 21, 2020

Fall in love with this 1865 Victorian Home in Birdsboro!  This home will be sold by Sealed Bid on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Picture yourself sitting on your wrap around porch with your hot coffee overlooking your 1.01 acre lot with spectacular view.  This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and has been kept by the current owner as close to original as possible. In the basement there is a wine cellar so you can start your own collection! Built for a wealthy tanner from the Philadelphia area. Broker participation welcome!


Jan 23
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20th C. Modern and Design | January 23, 2020 at 1:00PM

Bid Live at Alderfer Auction and Online January 23rd at 1:00PM EST. Online bidding begins January 10th. ​ Alderfer Auction welcomes you to our 20th c. Modern and Design sale featuring over 200 lots. Highlighted items include an Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chair, Edward Wormley for Dunbar Dining Chairs, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Lounge Chairs, and a Nicos Zographos GF chair. Popular designers Paul McCobb, Adrian Peasall, Eero Saarinen, and Charles Eames are featured for furniture makers such as Knoll, Herman Miller and Winchendon. Select Art Deco items, abstract sculpture and art along with a Memphis influenced mirror are also included.


Jan 23
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Carol Schwartz Gallery Liquidation Part Two | January 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM

  •   Jan 10 @ 5:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Jan 23 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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Bid now through Thursday, January 23rd. This auction will begin closing at 8:00 pm at a rate of 5 lots per minute. The Carol Schwartz Gallery began nearly 30 years ago in the Chestnut Hill Area of Philadelphia offering an eclectic collection of fine art, Judaica, and vintage posters. They recently closed their doors at the remaining North Wales location. Through our two-part auction, buyers will have an opportunity to bid on some of the final pieces of this admired art gallery. Some of the available items feature noted artists such as New York based photographer Jordan Matter. Matter is a highly sought after portrait photographer for actors, dancers, and circus performers. The auction features many of his signature shots, some signed and professionally framed. Other offerings include local Palmerton watercolor artist, William Wesley Wentz and Israeli artist, Arona Reiner. There are also some beautiful hand knotted Israeli rugs available. Take advantage of this chance to fill your home with some truly unique pieces from an esteemed local gallery.


Jan 27
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Bachman Drapery Studio Liquidation in Tylersport, PA | January 27, 2020 at 8 PM

  •   Jan 14 @ 12:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Jan 27 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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Bid now through Monday, January 27th. This auction will begin closing at 8:00 pm at a rate of 5 lots per minute. The Bachman Drapery Studio has been producing beautiful draperies and custom upholstery for over 30 years. Based in Tylersport, the studio serviced the local and surrounding areas. This auction is the perfect opportunity for any sewing enthusiast to purchase some professional grade equipment for their hobby or small business. Each of the industrial sewing machines offered in this auction have been dutifully maintained and serviced and are in working order. Manufacturers feature Yamato, Typical, Juki and Pfaff. The auction also offers grommet and button hand press machines, large tempered hardboard work tables, clothing racks, and ironing tables. Drapery accessories and textiles include M-Fay patterns, linings, blackout linings and assorted threads. Accessories and tools include Staplers, shears, Hitachi Air Compressor, miter saws, air staplers and nail guns.


Jan 28
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Luxury Jewelry | January 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

  •   Jan 16 @ 1:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Jan 28 @ 1:00PM EST (End)
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Bid Live at Alderfer Auction and Online Tuesday, January 28th at 1:00 PM. Online pre-bidding begins January 16th. Offering an extraordinary selection of 250+ jewelry and timepieces for the discerning collector. Featuring iconic examples from Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany, Breitling, Bulgari, Corum, Mark Davis, Hermes, and Jensen. The selection of top quality white diamonds, colored gemstones, and natural pearls is wide and varied with fresh-to-the-market designer examples from several collections.


Jan 29
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Jewelry | January 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM

  •   Jan 2 @ 11:00AM EST (Start)
  •   Jan 29 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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Bid online now through auction close on Wednesday, January 29th at 8:00 PM. Lots will begin closing at a rate of 5 lots per minute. ​This auction offers an eclectic mix with a nostalgic touch of Victorian, Deco, Nouveau and mid-century leading up to today’s modern style. Also included is a selection of fine gold and sterling silver along with costume jewelry, watches and loose gemstones. Find a large selection of watches including Omega, Hamilton, Elgin and Wittnauer and the more contemporary Invicta and Seiko. Designer names include Simon Sabbag and Miriam Haskell, Trifari and Renoir Matisse. There are also period and locale pieces including cameos, scarabs, malachite and turquoise.



Jan 30
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Avenue 501 Curated Selections | January 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM

  •   Jan 17 @ 9:00AM EST (Start)
  •   Jan 30 @ 9:00AM EST (End)
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Bid Live at Alderfer Auction and Online Thursday, January 30th at 9:00 AM. Avenue 501 is a live and online catalog featuring curated highlights from our bi-weekly Gallery Estate Auctions. This gives us a chance to offer some truly unique and invaluable selections online as well as live. Take a look at the catalog and you will be sure to find something that sparks your interest. Categories range from fine furniture, decorative items, artwork, sterling silver, and even some specialty items. Our specialty for this week is a selection of 20th century modern and designer furnishings. Take a look at the unique armchairs, tables, benches, chairs and vanity seats by designers such as George Nelson for Herman Miller, Karl Springer, Milo Baughman for Thayer, Giancarlo Piretti, as well as Joe Colombo for Bieffeplast.



Feb 6
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Imari Collection | February 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM

  •   Jan 23 @ 10:00AM EST (Start)
  •   Feb 6 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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Bid online now through auction close on Thursday, February 6th at 8:00 PM. Lots will begin closing at a rate of 5 lots per minute. This auction features a collection of fine Japanese porcelain in many forms such as teapots, bowls, dishes, a chocolate pot, and a dragon handled flask with makers including Imari, Arita, and Fukagawa. 



Feb 10
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Firearms Part 1 | February 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM

  •   Jan 21 @ 2:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Feb 10 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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This is an Online Only Event. Bid Online from Tuesday, January 21st through Monday, February 10th at 8:00 PM. This auction is comprised of military firearms, edged weapons, ammunition and accessories.


Feb 11
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Firearms Part 2 | February 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM

  •   Jan 21 @ 3:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Feb 11 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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This is an Online Only Event. Bid Online from Tuesday, January 21st through Tuesday, February 11th at 8:00 PM. This auction is comprised of antique to modern firearms, taxidermy and firearm related accessories.


Feb 13
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Military | February 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

  •   Jan 23 @ 3:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Feb 13 @ 10:00AM EST (End)
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Bid Live at Alderfer Auction and Online Thursday, February 13th at 10:00 AM. Presenting over 300 lots of militaria to include edged weapons, insignia, medals, flags, ephemera, uniforms, helmets, hats, accessories and more.


Jan 22
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Carol Schwartz Gallery Liquidation Part One | January 22, 2020 at 8:00PM

  •   Jan 9 @ 5:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Jan 22 @ 8:00PM EST (End)
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Bid now through Wednesday, January 22nd. This auction will begin closing at 8:00 pm at a rate of 5 lots per minute. The Carol Schwartz Gallery began nearly 30 years ago in the Chestnut Hill Area of Philadelphia offering an eclectic collection of fine art, Judaica, and vintage posters. They recently closed their doors at the remaining North Wales location. Through our two-part auction, buyers will have an opportunity to bid on some of the final pieces of this admired art gallery. Some of the available items feature noted artists such as New York based photographer Jordan Matter. Matter is a highly sought after portrait photographer for actors, dancers, and circus performers. The auction features many of his signature shots, some signed and professionally framed. Other offerings include local Palmerton watercolor artist, William Wesley Wentz and Israeli artist, Arona Reiner. There are also some beautiful hand knotted Israeli rugs available. Take advantage of this chance to fill your home with some truly unique pieces from an esteemed local gallery.

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Customer Testimonial

"I LOVE your service because you were able to help in so many areas - appraisals, moving things to multiple locations and floor plan. You were very helpful in assisting both my mother AND myself. I will definitely recommend Alderfer Auction to friends who may be moving elderly parents or downsizing." - Sarah H., Transitions & Downsizing Customer