Alderfer Auction - Shipping


Firearm Shipping

To ship a firearms and accessories, please click here TO START: Firearm Shipping Form

In-House Shipping

For all smaller (non-firearms) and non-fragile items, we ship in-house via priority boxes. For all medium to large, fragile, and international items, please contact a local shipper. See instructions below.


  • Full payment of your purchased items is required before any item is your shipper. As the buyer, you will pay the shipper directly for all packing and shipping costs and they will provide tracking.
  • If you do not require a shipping quote, with your permission, we can release your items to the next available shipper pick-up. Please contact with your request.

5 Easy Steps - Using Local Shippers

  1. Click or call the local shipper of your choice, see list below.
  2. Email or call them with what you need to be shipped, where it is now and where it's going. They may ask for name of the auction company, date of auction and lot number to get more information.
  3. Ask for a shipping quote if they do not provide one automatically.
  4. Decide on a shipper and let us know at, who you select so we can release your auction items.
  5. Follow-up with shipper for pickup date, tracking info and delivery date.

Recommended Local Shippers

Small & Medium Sized Items

Furniture & Larger Items

Shipping Responsibility

Any such local shippers or third parties listed above, or otherwise, are at the buyer’s sole risk and expense. We assume no responsibility for any act, damage, loss or omission of any party in connection with any such service or reference. We make no endorsements, representations or warranties regarding such parties or their services. You expressly release Alderfer Auction from any, and all, liability arising from your use of any third-party services.

You are free to choose any method for shipping. Once you release your item to your chosen shipper, we have completed delivery and responsibility.

Special Considerations

International Shipping

We offer shipping via third-party shippers only.


All wine sales must be picked-up, no shipping is available in accordance to Pennsylvania law.


Jewelry purchased with a credit card by first time customers of Alderfer Auction will not be express shipped and will take a minimum of 7 – 10 business days to be shipped. This hold on shipping does not apply to payment made with cash, money order, wire transfer, payment through a third-party bidding platform and payment through PayPal provided that the shipping address on the PayPal transaction matches the shipping address we are provided.