We were honored to conduct the auction for the Bergeron Family and would like to thank the Family and all the bidders that participated. Below is an article originally written by the Auction Exchange. “Early Marathon sign races to $3,250 with Rowley Auctions” RAY, Mich. — The auction gods were smiling on Oct. 19 in Ray Township. Rowley Auctions conducted the Bergeron Collection Auction in Ray, MI on-site on a warm beautiful sunny autumn day. A jovial crowd filled the auction area and after the obligatory announcements were made, the auction was underway promptly at 10 a.m. An impressive assortment of antiques and collectibles crossed the block smoothly and efficiently thanks to Brian’s quick cadence and the skilled Ringmen who kept the items flowing. Top lot was an impressive two-sided Marathon service station sign featuring the early marathon runner logo. The sign quickly sprinted to a bid of $3,250. Sticking to gas and advertising items, an Eco Tireflator pedestal style air pump dialed up a final price of $1,300. It took $450 to snag the Martin & Schwartz (Maryland) gas pump in rough condition. A large rectangular porcelain one-sided MobilOil sign with the gargoyle logo advertising & Vacuum Oil Service made $975. A scarce set of eight tall cylindrical oil bottles in their wire carrier hit $775. A metal Westinghouse Auto Bulbs display cabinet shined brightly at $265. An unusual automotive piece was an assortment of Standard Oil Test Car Badges. The sequentially numbered badges sold choice-out with the first bidder taking number one for $280 and the back bidder taking the remaining five badges the second time around for $220 apiece. A porcelain Miller Tire flange sign rolled to bid off $150. Other advertising signs and neon did well also: A tall door side tin embossed & Nu-Grape soda sign in very good condition effervesced to a final bid of $775. A stamped metal outdoor Vernor Ginger Ale sign found a new owner for $500. A Smoke Clown Cigarettes flange sign filtered out a final price of $145. A 1960s Coca-Cola fishtail style sign poured out a $200 ending bid. An embossed tin Nehi Beverages sign made $150. A Cincinnati octagonal green neon clock circa 1930 with art deco hands made $600. A rectangular red neon clock marked Say It In Neon Co. Buffalo NY went for $400. Spinner clocks are eye-catching and very desirable, a Golden Guernsey spinner clock ticked up to a final bid of $650. There was a good assortment of wheeled transportation for youths of all ages. An overview is as follows: A nice Cushman motor scooter scooted to an $850 bid. A 1950s Monarch bicycle with a Whizzer motor rolled to $650. Another converted motor bicycle was a 1960s Derby making $90. A cool 1950s boys Western Flyer Bike rode a wave of excitement to $575. 1950s Schwinn bike with enclosed tank cross member went to a happy bidder for $200. A 1960s Western Flyer with spring shock front fork went for $225. For the smaller kids an impressive array of pedal cars filled the bill: Topping off the pedal cars was an AMF Tow Wrecker truck raising a $600 bid. A 1960s Skipper pedal boat left a nice wake selling for $325. An AMF 1960s pedal ice cream truck served up a $95 bid. A Vespa style scooter made $90. The classic 1960s John Deere pedal tractor plowed up a $125 final bid. A Murray 1950s Jet Flow Drive Woody Wagon was pedaled to an eager bidder for $110. A nice 1950 Buick Roadmaster style pedal car drove bidding up to $125. For the smallest there were tricycles and wagons: A nice 1930s deco Elgin Racer tricycle hit $90. A stamped steel Coaster Craft wagon carted off a $150 bid. A cute 1960s ride-on Sealtest truck made $55. An original Soap Box Derby car sold for $150. There was such an assortment space doesn’t allow for all of it but here are some more highlights in no particular order: An awesome mahogany Whittington Canterbury style grandfather clock with nine tubes, three weights and a large mercury pendulum and carrying a 1915 Pan-Am exposition recognition tag inside the door came to the block. The winning bidder chimed into the tune of $1,750. A #313 candy store size National brass cash register rang up an ending bid of $400. A 1930s five-cent Pace Comet slot machine (chock full of nickels) pulled $800. A Marx 1960s tin Hi-Way Express truck rolled to $130. A clean Wyandotte hook and ladder fire truck fired off a hot $250 bid. A Keystone ride-on train engine chugged to $350. A wall mount oak time clock by International Time Recording Co. punched up an ending bid of $165. An outstanding circa 1900 oak s-curve rolltop desk with matching arrow back swivel chair hit $700. A slant front oak secretary bookcase made $300. A circa 1905 oak hall tree with applied carving hit a high bid of $350. A tall tabletop brass Art Nouveau wind-up clock with a Nubian female wound up at $70. An ornate brass Victorian organ lamp shone brightly at $400. A circa 1910 brass and onyx banquet lamp made $100. Rowley Auctions is a full-service auction company located in Attica, Michigan. Contact us today (810) 724-4035 for all your Auction needs!
Rowley’s Auction Service was honored to liquidate the lifelong collection of Rob and Shari Burda which included a 1960 Corvette, Ford Roadster, 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette, large Petroleum and advertising collection, ATV’s, tools and much more! As a long time buyer and seller, Rob was more than willing to chat about his recent experience with our auction team. Q. Why did you choose Rowley’s Auction Service to sell your car collection? A. I know you guys have a big following, and not to mention your outstanding reputation. I’ve also been a longtime buyer as well. Q. Why do you think Rowley’s Auction Service is the best specifically for cars? In terms of other competitors in Michigan. A. Rowley’s is the only company in this area that actually handle cars. They conduct large car auctions a few times a year and have been selling cars for 15 years. There’s no other auction company that has that experience and expertise. Q. How easy was the auction process? A. It was honestly quite easy and pretty much trouble free for me. I felt kind of guilty actually, like I didn’t help enough. Q. What would you tell other people about Rowley’s who are thinking about selling their cars the auction way? A. I would recommend Rowley’s over any other auction company in Michigan. It’s always been easy working with Rowley’s, in all the years I’ve worked with your team. If any of my family or friends are ever in need of an auctioneer, I always point them to Rowley’s Auction Service. Q. Only a scale of 1-10 how satisfied were you on your recent car collection auction? A. I would have to say a 12! I ended up with more money than I expected. I had a number in my head and it was beat by $35,000. What more could I ask for? Q. Would you have another auction in the future? A. As good as that auction went, I keep trying to come up with more stuff. I don’t think I could have done it myself and made more money. Even after all the fees were paid, it was a great deal. Q. You talked about getting $35,000 more than you expected. What do you think this was due to? A. Honestly it was probably the fact that we started adverting and promoting it earlier enough. The auction was in June and we started advertising in April. Rowley’s does a great job promoting and getting the word out in a timely manner. It was all planned very well. Q. How long after the auction did it take for everything to be cleaned up? A. The day after the auction everything was cleaned-up except for a mower and a van. Pretty much that same evening everything at the auction had been picked-up and sold. Highlight Items (prices realized): 1960 Corvette – $60,000 1962 Corvette – $31,000 1932 Ford Roadster – $11,000 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette – $22,500 2012 New Holland Boomer 50 Diesel Tractor – $20,000 Thinking about selling your car collection with Rowley’s Auction Service and ready to sell? Contact us today at 810-724-4035 or email@example.com
Selling your coins and currencies online at Rowley’s Auction Service makes sense. Why? Here are two simple reasons to sell your coins online at auction: With an online auction, bidding is competitive. What does that mean? Higher prices for your coins and currency. Rowley’s has over 6,000 potential buyers throughout the United States. Now are you convinced? Rowley’s Auction Service has a regular monthly online coin auction and has been conducting them for the past 4 years. To date we have sold over 35,000 lots of coins & currency. Due to our great selection of coins we have collected several buyers throughout the United States, as well as locally. While the precious metal market does go up and down from time to time, the current coin and currency market is stronger than ever. We offer 400-700 lots of coins and currency every month, selling a large variety. Anything from gold, key date, rare and every dimension of collector coins and currency you can think of. What we love the most about the auction business is you never know what’s going to be offered and sold each auction. If you’re looking to buy or sell coins & currency, Rowley’s monthly online coins & currency auction is the way to go. Online coin auction bidding ends on the second Wednesday of every month. Recent coin & currency prices realized: 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar PCGS F12 – $3,355.00 1857-S $20 Gold – $3,050.00 1914-S Barber Silver Quarters – $1,200.00 1937-D Rare 3-1/2 Legged Variety Buffalo Nickel ICG AU50 – $1,100.00 1917 Type 2 Standing Liberty Quarter – $1,150.00 1909-S VDB Lincoln Wheat Cent PCGS AU55 – $950.00 Rowley’s Auction Service looks forward to doing business with you. Ready to sell? Call Greg at (810) 417-2065 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that are new to the auction world, there are a lot of great benefits for the seller. Life always has a way of creating challenges and change. Auctions are great for situations like moving, retirement, divorce, downsizing, business closure, estate liquidation and much more. Fast: quick turnaround Did you know? In 30 days or less you can have all of your personal property sold, just like that. With garage and estate sales, it can sometimes take months or even years to liquidate everything. If you’re in a time crunch, which is often the case, you won’t have the time for these alternatives. At the end of an auction, all the personal property is gone in a timely manner. No leftovers Nobody likes leftovers. Especially if you’re in a time crunch. With an auction, this won’t be a problem. Everything is sold to the highest bidder. If we can’t get a bid there are two options. Option one is grouping unfavorable items with favorable items so that we can get a bid. Option two is to pass on the item or group and we take care of the leftovers at the end of the day. Auctions work great for complete liquidation of your personal items. Buyers come prepared Auctions are advertised and promoted weeks in advance. The buyer comes prepared and ready to purchase the items. If it’s a large piece of equipment the buyer will bring whatever is necessary to get it off the auction site. Even if there are smaller items like collectibles, the buyer knows to bring along boxes and packing material. There is no need to worry about supplying the buyer with the proper materials to move the items from the premise. The seller is able to plan No need to worry about when your merchandise is going to be auctioned off. Whether you have a big or small amount of merchandise, you’re able to know an exact date and time when all of your merchandise will be liquidated. This way you can plan and organize your life. Rowley’s Auction Service focuses on these benefits for every seller that does business with us. The next time you find yourself in one of life’s situations, consider Rowley’s Auction Service. Don’t think you have enough for an auction? Think again. With our online auctions, we can accommodate any small amount of personal property. Looking to completely liquidate all of your personal assets, including a home or property? We also have real estate covered with the help of licensed relator, Brandon Rowley of Reality Executives. Rowley’s Auction Service looks forward to doing business with you. Give us a call at (810) 724-4035 or email us at email@example.com