The Auction Committee's ongoing goal is to maintain a high-quality auction and constantly raise the bar on the types of consignment items that are offered for sale. Our desire is to offer the best merchandise possible in all categories, so that our auction is attractive to a wide spectrum of buyers. Our hope each year is to feature more and more premier items that will enhance the reputation of our very special auction in Bird-in-Hand.
For example, in the past we have sold an antique hearse in its original condition for $13,000 and a Brewster Vis-a-vis also in excellent condition for $11,000. When we have big-ticket items such as these to sell, they attract a lot of attention and make for a very exciting sale. Be aware that well-used or weathered carriages that have great potential for careful restoration are also very desirable. If a carriage has a rare wood, noteworthy artwork or pinstripes, or is a one-of-a- kind design, it does not necessarily need to be in mint condition to bring a large sum of money.
It is a win-win situation for a consignor of quality items and the Bird-in-Hand Fire Company to partner together at this auction. The consignor whose items sell well leaves the auction knowing that he has embraced a cause greater than himself. He has reached out to benefit the local community, which the Fire Company faithfully serves. The Auction Committee members are grateful to the people who consign with us and are happy to provide the setting for this mutual support.
The consignment listing has begun! Click here to see our consignment listing hosted on AuctionZip. Don't forget to click the little camera icon at the top of the AuctionZip listing to see the "photo gallery" of items! 2013 consignment listing on Auctionzip
Now that your taxes are done, it's time to think about consignments! Click here for 2013 consignment info & form!
A new event has been added to the auction! On the evening of Thursday, June 27th, we will be holding a small auction and serving a unique meal. Check back for details!
We hope you savored time with family and friends over the holidays and enjoyed reminiscing of the good old days. Yearning for more time together again? Perhaps in the warm, summer sun while sampling Pennsylvania Dutch foods and meandering rows of antiques that are sure to spark a memory? Plan to join us at the 14th annual Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction on Friday, June 28, 2013!
Calling all photos! If you took photos on auction day and are willing to share, we would love to see them! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the fire hall and leave a message (717-392-0112.) Besides archiving this large community event, pictures help the organizers and volunteers get a taste of the day.