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If you’re a resident of the Valley of the Sun, you may have discovered a few of the great local Phoenix auction houses around town and in the state.
Many handle estate auctions (which are great fun if you’ve never attended!), furniture, land, equipment and livestock. It’s a bit more difficult to find the perfect local Arizona auction house that handles rare books.
3 Major Benefits of Online Rare Book Auctions
We’re here to serve that need! You’ll find that our virtual auction house, specializing in rare book auctions, is very different from what most auctioneers or rare book dealers are doing in Arizona.
What’s great about selling rare books at online auction:
1. In this new era of “social distancing”, a virtual way of doing business is a major benefit to buyers and sellers alike.
2. As a virtual auction house, we don’t have a physical location in Arizona. Our rare book auctions are completely online, meaning that if you’re local to the Phoenix metropolitan area, we’re able to offer you a convenient service should you wish to consign at auction with us.
3. As for buyers? Online auctions have a global reach that has none of the physical limitations of a local live auction. Bidders all around the world can compete for items under the hammer.
Auctions for Books on Southwestern Subjects
Many Arizona collectors and historians have books on a wide range of subjects particular to the desert southwest including Native American Indian cultures, books on the exploration of the great southwest, the Wild West, the Civil War, and the Gold Rush.
Our regular online auctions focus primarily on rare and antiquarian books of the humanities – including those subjects relating to the southwest and its history.
You don’t have to leave the house!
As a family-run small business, we love being able to help our community deal with items that they’re ready to sell for one reason or another. Our family has had experience in the local Phoenix antique business for over 40 years.
Now that quarantines and fears of contracting germs are in the daily headlines, a contactless approach to selling at auction makes a convenient and safe advantage for valley residents.
As a special service to Phoenicians within a 40 mile radius, we’ll come to you and collect your items so you needn’t even leave the house. Once we’ve collected from you, your items will be prepared for our next specialized online antique auction.
Ready to get started?
Unlike most large auction houses, we charge a flat, all-inclusive consignment rate with no hidden add-ons or surprises.
Are you interested in discovering whether any of your antique or collectible books might sell at auction?
Just contact us by email with a list of the item (or items) you’re interested in selling. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours and if your books are something that would benefit from placement at auction, we’ll provide you with a simple consignment agreement to get the ball rolling.
Local Arizona clients will be given a special low introductory consignment rate! Just ask.