Alderfer Auction - Online

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 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.


Mar 9
Now Accepting Bids!

Methacton School District Inventory Liquidation | March 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM

  •   Feb 12 @ 12:00AM EST (Start)
  •   Mar 9 @ 8:03PM EST (End)
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Presenting the inventory liquidation auction for Methacton School District. This auction features professional grade kitchen equipment and appliances such as Hobart commercial dish washer and convection ovens and stainless steel kitchen work stations. Other items of interest include gym equipment, choral risers, Wurlitzer and Everett upright pianos, electronic score boards, school desks, books and shelving.

Mar 10
Now Accepting Bids! Private Showings by Appointment: March 1-5, 8th and 9th from 9 AM - 3 PM

Collectors | Jewelry, Silver, Luxury Gifts, and Historical | March 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Live Online
  •   Feb 24 @ 1:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Mar 10 @ 10:00AM EST (End)
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Auction is open for pre-bidding until March 10th at 10:00 AM, at which time pre-bidding will cease and the auction will go live at the auction center (no live audience, just our auctioneer and auction staff). When the auction goes live, lots will be sold one at a time, in numerical order, by a live auctioneer who will be taking bids from multiple online bidding platforms, absentee and phone bids. During pre-bidding you are able to submit a max (maximum) bid. The bidding platform or our auction staff will bid on your behalf up to the maximum bid that you have entered. Once the auction goes live if you wish to increase your bid you will have to wait until that lot opens for bidding and enter any additional bids manually.

Mar 11
Now Accepting Bids! Private Showings by Appointment: March 1-5, 8th and 9th from 9 AM - 3 PM

Collectors | Décor, Furniture, and Art | March 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Live Online
  •   Feb 25 @ 3:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Mar 11 @ 10:00AM EST (End)
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Auction is open for pre-bidding until March 11th at 10:00 AM, at which time pre-bidding will cease and the auction will go live at the auction center (no live audience, just our auctioneer and auction staff). When the auction goes live, lots will be sold one at a time, in numerical order, by a live auctioneer who will be taking bids from multiple online bidding platforms, absentee and phone bids. During pre-bidding you are able to submit a max (maximum) bid. The bidding platform or our auction staff will bid on your behalf up to the maximum bid that you have entered. Once the auction goes live if you wish to increase your bid you will have to wait until that lot opens for bidding and enter any additional bids manually.

Mar 15
Now Accepting Bids!

Chalfont, PA: Part 1 | March 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM

  •   Mar 4 @ 5:00PM EST (Start)
  •   Mar 15 @ 8:03PM EDT (End)
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    Bid now through Monday, March 15th. This auction will begin closing at 8:00 PM at a rate of 5 lots per minute.

    Mar 17
    Now Accepting Bids!

    Britains Toy Soldiers | March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Online Only
    •   Mar 1 @ 11:00AM EST (Start)
    •   Mar 17 @ 7:03PM EDT (End)
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    Alderfer Auction offers another installment of Britains to include Napoleanic Wars, Almer bengal Lancers, Johillco Knights and Lancers, Heinrichsen Christmas Party figures, 11th Hussars, Crimean War Series, War Along the Nile and Victoria Cross Indian Mutiny, Zulu War figures, WWI and WWII, Life Guard's Mounted Band, and many more with some their original boxes. Lots of cast and pewter toy soldiers are also included.

    Mar 17
    Now Accepting Bids!

    Pocket Watches and Holders | March 17, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Online Only
    •   Mar 2 @ 8:00AM EST (Start)
    •   Mar 17 @ 8:03PM EDT (End)
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    This auction features a combination of pocket watches and pocket watch stands to include watch makers Waltham, Elgin, and American. Pocket watch stands with ornate decoration of scroll, classical figures, eagle, and mother-of-pearl many in cast brass, silver plate, and glass housing.

    Mar 18
    Now Accepting Bids!

    Estate of Gail Arnold | March 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Online Only
    •   Mar 4 @ 10:00AM EST (Start)
    •   Mar 18 @ 8:03PM EDT (End)
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    Alderfer Auction presents this single owner collection of decorative housewares from the estate of Gail Arnold. The sale is comprised mostly of art, cranberry, and cut glass stemware, decanters, and perfume bottles. Some featured items include a Kosta Boda fish vase, Lustreware, Majolica, and mother-of-pearl flatware. Mentionable makers are Waterford and Royal Doulton. A few lots of Sterling Silver, coins, and jewelry complete the collection.

    Sports Cards and Collectibles | March 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Live Online
    Alderfer Auction welcomes you to this single owner collection of fine sports cards and memorabilia. Highlighted cards include a 1979-1980 Topps Wayne Gretzky #18 rookie card, 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #82 card, a Goudey Big League Chewing Gum 1933 Babe Ruth #53, 1909-1911 White Border Piedmont Ty Cobb T206 tobacco card, and a 1954 Topps Ted Williams #1. You will also find other notable nostalgic baseball cards of Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Roberto Clemente, and Mel Ott along with many 1930s playing cards. An assortment of football cards and memorabilia includes a 1976 Walter Payton rookie card along with autographed football helmets, footballs, and photographs from Jim Brown, the Pittsburgh Steelers “Steel Curtain”, Gale Sayers, and members of the 1972 Dolphins. Baseball and other sports card groupings are also offered. There is something for all levels of collectors in this auction, from novice to the serious collector.

    Firearms, Taxidermy and Ammunition | March 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Live Online
    Shop a wide selection of antique and modern firearms: Winchester 1873, 94's, Colt Python, Remington XP-100's, Geissele automatics SD-556, Luger and many others. Ammunition to include thousands of rounds in assorted calibers, along with gun safes. Taxidermy highlights are a full body mountain goat, Whitetail deer shoulder mounts, antlers, a Bear skin rug, fish and others.

    Firearm Accessories, Militaria and Knives | Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Online Only
    Our one-day, two-event auction culminates with an evening of firearm accessories, militaria, knives, bayonets, fishing and general sporting goods.

    Pre-Bidding Starts March 17th

    Catalog of Antique and Other Fine Dolls | April 6 and 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Live Online
    Presenting a special two-day online auction featuring dolls from the collections of Jim Ditzler and Herb Radlbeck of Lancaster Part 4; The Estate of Gladys Woodward, Part 1; A well-known Pennsylvania collector and others. Highlights include a selection of German character dolls, French and BruJne, a Jenny Lind shoulder head doll, a pair of SFBJ Poulbot children, an early wood doll from the mid to late 1700’s as well as a Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty Circus. You will also find a variety of doll clothing, shoes and other accessories. 

    Mar 4
    Now Accepting Bids!

    Gallery | Decor | March 4, 2021

    •   Feb 19 @ 10:00AM EST (Start)
    •   Mar 4 @ 8:03PM EST (End)
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    This gallery auction has treasures for everyone! There’s a nice selection of antique American flags and ephemera, costume jewelry, watches and primitives. Many pieces of Royal Doulton, Stangl and Lladro figures to pick from, along with brass and wood carvings to complete your collection. Looking for kitchen items, look no further! There’s glassware, silver-plate, fine china and tea sets, bakeware and more. Rounding out this sale are musical instruments, vintage toasters and classic children’s books.