Auction Houses for High End Antique Sales

Where to Sell Your Most Valuable Collectibles

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Think you might have an antique rarity? You know, the kind of rare object that makes Antiques Roadshow appraisers go all aflutter or quickens the pulse of the guys on Pawn Stars. From hard to find mechanical banks to rare Amphora or masterpiece furniture, these items do show up occasionally.

After doing some research, if you find yourself holding a real treasure, selling the item through an auction may end up being the best option for netting the most cash.

Auction houses staffed with professionals can authenticate an object before offering it for sale. They also market extensively and appropriately leading up to the auction using networks of past customers and industry contacts.

Check out this state-by-state list to find a general auction house, or consult the most recent edition of Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide for even more specialized options:

CALIFORNIA

Clars Auction Gallery (General) - 5644 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, California 94609 - 888-339-7600 - www.clars.com

John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. (General) - 735 W. Woodbury Rd., Altadena, California 91001 - 626-793-1833 - www.johnmoran.com

CONNECTICUT

Litchfield County Auctions, Inc. (General) - 425 Bantam Road (Route 202), Litchfield, CT 06759 - 860-567-4661 - www.litchfieldcountyauctions.com

FLORIDA

Auctions Neapolitan (General) - 1100 First Ave. S.,  Naples, Florida 34102 - 239-262-7333 - www.auctionsneapolitan.com

Elder’s Antiques (General) - 901 Tamiami Trail (US 41) S., Nokomis, Florida 34275 - 941-488-1005 - www.eldersantiques.com

GEORGIA

Red Baron’s Antiques, Inc. (General) - 6450 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30328 - 404-252-3770 - www.redbaronsantiques.com

ILLINOIS

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (General) - 1338 W.

Lake St., Chicago IL 60607 - 312-280-1212 - www.lesliehindman.com

John Toomey Gallery (General) - 818 North Blvd., Oak Park, Illinois 60301 - 708-383-5234 - www.treadwaygallery.com

INDIANA

Strawser Auctions (General) - P.O. Box 332, Wolcottville, Indiana 46795 - 260-854-2859 - www.strawserauctions.com

IOWA

Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers (General) - 2229 Lincoln St.,  Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 - 319-277-2256 - www.jacksonsauction.com

Seeck Auctions - P.O. Box 377, Mason City, Iowa 50402 - 641-424-1116 - www.seeckauction.com

Tom Harris Auction Center (General) - 203 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 - 641-754-4890 - www.tomharrisauctions.com

LOUISIANA

Neal Auction Co. (General) - 4038 Magazine St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 - 504-899-5329 - www.nealauction.com

New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. (General) - 801 Magazine St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 - 800-501-0277 - www.neworleansauction.com

St. Charles Gallery, Inc. (General) - 1330 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130 - 504-586-8733 - www.stcharlesgallery.com

MARYLAND

Sloans & Kenyon (General) - 7034 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 - 301-634-2344 - www.sloansandkenyon.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Skinner, Inc. (General) - 357 Main St., Bolton, Massachusetts 01740 - 978-779-6241 - www.skinnerinc.com

NEW JERSEY

Rago Arts and Auction Center (General) - 333 N. Main St., Lambertville, New Jersey 08530 - 609-397-9374 - www.ragoarts.com

NEW YORK

Christie’s (Fine art and antiques) - 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020 - 212-636-2000 - www.christies.com

Keno Auctions (Fine antiques and decorative arts) - 127 E. 69th St. - New York, New York 10021 - 212-734-2381 - www.kenoauctions.com

Sotheby’s (Fine art and antiques) - 1334 York Ave., New York, New York 10021 - 212-606-7000 - www.sothebys.com

Philip Weiss Auctions (General) - 1 Neil Ct., Oceanside, New York 11572 - 516-594-0731 - www.prwauctions.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Leland Little Auctions & Estate Sales, Ltd. (General) - 246 S. Nash St., Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278 - 919-644-1243 - www.llauctions.com

Richard D. Hatch & Associates (General) - 913 Upward Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731 - 828-696-3440 - www.richardhatchauctions.com

MAINE

Cyr Auction Co. (General) - P.O. Box 1238, Gray, Maine 04039 - 207-657-5253 - www.cyrauction.com

James D. Julia, Inc. (General) - P.O. Box 830, Fairfield, Maine 04937 - 207-453-7125 - www.juliaauctions.net

MICHIGAN

Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC (General) - 1000 S. Old Woodward, Suite 105, Birmingham, Michigan 48009-6734 - 248-792-2929 - www.auctionyourart.com

MISSOURI

Ivey-Selkirk (General) - 7447 Forsyth Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63105 - 314-726-5515 - www.iveyselkirk.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Brunk Auctions (General) - P.O. Box 2135, Asheville, North Carolina 28802 - 828-254-6846 - www.brunkauctions.com

OHIO

Antiques and Estate Auctioneers (General) - 44777 St. Route 18 E., Wellington, Ohio 44090 - 440-647-4007 - www.estateauctioneers.com

Belhorn Auction Services, LLC (General) - P.O. Box 20211, Columbus, Ohio 43220 - 516-921-9441 - www.belhorn.com

Cowan’s (General) - 6270 Este Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45232 - 513-871-1670 - www.cowanauctions.com

Treadway Gallery (General) - 2029 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 - 513-321-6742 - www.treadwaygallery.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Alderfer Auction & Appraisal (General) - 501 Fairgrounds Rd., Hatfield, Pennsylvania 19440 - 215-393-3000 - www.alderferauction.com

Morphy Auctions (General) - 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, Pennsylvania 17517 - 717-335-3435 - www.morphyauctions.com

Pook & Pook, Inc. (General) - 463 East Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335 - 610-629-0695 - www.pookandpook.com

Samuel T. Freeman & Co. (General) - 1808 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 - 215-563-9275 - www.freemansauction.com

TEXAS

Austin Auction Gallery (General) -  8414 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, Texas 78729 - 512-258-5479 - www.austinauction.com

Heritage Auctions, Inc. (General) - 3500 Maple Ave., 17th Floor, Dallas, Texas 75219-3941 - 800-872-6467 - www.ha.com

VIRGINIA

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates (General) - 2177 Green Valley Ln., Mount Crawford, Virginia 22841 - 540-434-3939 - www.jeffreysevans.com

Quinn’s Auction Galleries (General) - 431 N. Maple Ave., Falls Church, Virginia 22046 - 703-532-5632 - www.quinnsauctions.com

NOTE: Contact information for the auction houses above is provided for your convenience only. These are not paid advertisements nor are these businesses endorsed by this site. Consider consulting the Better Business Bureau in the area of the auction companies listed and ask for references before contracting the services of any auction or estate liquidation company.