These programs are meant to benefit taxpayers as a whole, but could they benefit you, the individual taxpayer? Can you bag a bargain at a government auction? "GSA's goal is to maximize return to the federal government," the GSA spokesperson said. So they're not giving this stuff away. In fact, the government sets "reserves" or minimums for the most valuable property it auctions off. But judging from a wide tour of current government auctions and bids, there are still opportunities to walk away with valuable goods for a great price. Here's a look at who's selling what, where, and for how much. 

Presenting the Estate of Luggage Magnate: Samuel Theodore (Ted) & Betti-Lee Stark of Williamsburg Va: Including RUSSIAN ART (Nephrite, Silver & Shaded Enamel) FINE ESTATE JEWELRY (Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Edwardian) FINE SATSUMA-WARE (Meiji, Edo) FINE STERLING (Comyns, Tiffany, Cartier) FINE ART, HAIRWORK MEMORIAL JEWELRY, HUGE TRANSFERWARE COLLECTION (1000+pcs in Toy, Child & Full Size) FLOW BLUE, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, & MORE! Click here for dossier on Ted & Betti-Lee Stark To discuss marketing your treasures, call 804-358-0500
Seeburg Jukebox, Assorted 45's, Reclining sectional Sofa, Henkel Harris Corner Cabinets, Wrought Iron Patio Furniture, Art, Beds, Dressers, Chests, Rocking Chairs, Gateleg Dining Table, Marble & Granite Top Tables, Lighting, Jewelry, Dept 56, Luggage Stand, Craftsman Table Saw, Flatware, Parlor Lamp, Storage Ottoman, Baldwin Piano, Sango China Service, Limoges China, Oyster Plates, Meissen Plates, Rugs, Ethan Allen Rocking Chair, Lane & other Blanket Chests, Art, 6' Step Ladder, Sofas, Craftsman & Other Tools, Model Home Furnishings, Olhausen Pool Table with Accessories, 22" Wheels, New Mattresses, and MUCH MORE!

Furniture, Ethan Allen Dining Table; Chairs; China Cabinet; Sofa; End & Coffee Tables, Electronics, Samsung 40" Flat Screen TV, Tools, Sports Cards & Memorabilia, Collectibles, Belleek, Clothing, Kirby Vacuum, Rugs, Appliances, Lane Cedar Chest, Mickey Mouse Collection, Coca Cola Collection, Costume Jewelry, Tools, Lawn & Garden, Holiday Décor, Pets, Lincoln Electric Arc Welder, Coins & Currency, and MUCH MORE!
I had a family members military collection to dispose of and Farmer Auctions and all of their staff did an awesome job in all areas, from picking up the collection of items, to the research and marketing to buyers, display, photography, and the actual auction. Will Farmer kept me informed of all of the aspects of how the research and grouping of items for the auction was progressing leading up to auction day. We were very pleased with the auction results and truly knew that we had picked the right people to handle this auction. They are an top notch company and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
PICKUP: Sun – 09/20/15 10am-6pm - Bring packing materials and help to move heavy/large items. Payment collected at time of pickup - cash, credit cards & approved local checks accepted. (No Exceptions! Don't bid if you can't pick up in accord with this schedule. Shippers must also pick up per schedule. No refunds/credits for non-pickup, & removal/storage charges may apply!)
I had a family members military collection to dispose of and Farmer Auctions and all of their staff did an awesome job in all areas, from picking up the collection of items, to the research and marketing to buyers, display, photography, and the actual auction. Will Farmer kept me informed of all of the aspects of how the research and grouping of items for the auction was progressing leading up to auction day. We were very pleased with the auction results and truly knew that we had picked the right people to handle this auction. They are an top notch company and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
I, too, unfortunately did not research before starting business with these frauds. All their products appear fake and I doubt it's a real auction at all - I saw what appeared to be glitches in software. I had to have my credit card cancelled and have multiple transactions in dispute with my bank; I am going to try to dispute the shipping charges as well, as that's how I think they keep making money. Google playstore is working on removing their mobile app, as they also found some anomalies in addition to my report (which doesn't work well anyway - another red flag). Have reported them to the FTC. Will be reporting to other federal agencies, UPS, the Postmaster General, and the State of California, as that is where there merchandise is sent from, and to anybody else who will listen.
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (with rust), Henkel Harris Dining Table & Corner Cabinet, Suter's Dining Table, Writing Desk & Chairs. Bob Mackie Sideboard & Buffet. Remington Bronze, Daum Crystal, Vintage Brass Enameled Clock, Art Including Lee Reynolds, Sterling, LG Washer & Dryer, Antique Oil Lamps, Dyson Vac, Vintage Fly-Fishing Rod, Rugs, Modern Sectional Sofa, Lighting, Dux Tables, Knives, Machetes, Switchblades, Gun Accessories and MUCH MORE!
2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (with rust), Henkel Harris Dining Table & Corner Cabinet, Suter's Dining Table, Writing Desk & Chairs. Bob Mackie Sideboard & Buffet. Remington Bronze, Daum Crystal, Vintage Brass Enameled Clock, Art Including Lee Reynolds, Sterling, LG Washer & Dryer, Antique Oil Lamps, Dyson Vac, Vintage Fly-Fishing Rod, Rugs, Modern Sectional Sofa, Lighting, Dux Tables, Knives, Machetes, Switchblades, Gun Accessories and MUCH MORE!
Selling the donated inventory from a liquor store on behalf Spirit of Flight Foundation via online public auction. The 501 (c)(3) foundation opened in 2007 in Northern Colorado. The Purpose Of The Spirit Of Flight Is To Inspire And Educate The General Public On The History And Significance Of Aviation Through Public Display Of Aviation Artifacts, And By Organizing And Supporting Aviation Events That Enable Americans To Learn More About Their Heritage Through Direct Participation. Their Mission Is To Acquire, Restore, Preserve And Display Aviation History To Honor All American Veterans, To Educate The General Public Of The Significance Of Aviation, And To Inspire Future Generations To Become Involved In Aviation And/Or Aviation History. The Museum Serves The Front Range Of Colorado And Has Had Over 10,000 Visitors Since Opening To The General Public In 2007.
Vintage, Collectibles, Toys, Vintage Toys, Legos, Jewelry, Bundy Saxophone, Coleman Camping Stove, Longaberger Basket, Produce Advertisements, Holiday Decor, Helmets, Texan Cap Gun, Receivers, Philips, Pioneer, Yamaha, Cube 60 Amp, Sporting Goods, Electronics, Stereo, Amps, Guitar Amps, Metal Detector, Home Decor, Antiques, Baby Cakes, Sewing, Cheese Board, Craft, TV, Keyboard, Tools and MUCH MORE!
We were in the process of downsizing when a friend attended a program by Mr. Will Farmer on appraising, auctions and today’s styles and trends. She relayed that our mid-century modern furniture was back in vogue. We were familiar with the Farmer name from Antiques Roadshow, but knew little about the auction business. We showed Will Farmer, now owner of the business, photographs of our furniture and he was interested. He came to our home, looked at the furniture, described the auction process and carefully reviewed the contract we would sign. From start to finish the entire process was very professional. The Salem, Virginia gallery is spacious and well organized with plenty of parking. The entire staff is very friendly and courteous. The movers were very nice and careful. We were kept informed at every step. We were given a possible range of prices each item might bring, but no promises were made. Auction day was fascinating and fun. Some items brought more than expected and some less. In the end it was a wonderful experience and one we would not hesitate to do again.
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