In response to COVID-19, Stoner’s Auction house will be closed until it is deemed safe to re-open by State and County officials
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14738 Bonnair Rd
Glen Rock, PA 17327
Stoner’s Auction is a full service auction company serving South Central Pennsylvania and Maryland since 1958.
We specialize in the marketing and sale of antiques, valuables, coins, jewelry, toys, tools, primitives, automobiles, & real estate through the auction method. We hold bi-weekly public live auctions at our 5,000 sq. ft. facility in Glen Rock, PA, and also offer onsite auction services. We believe that whether you’re downsizing, liquidating, settling an estate, or selling a collection, the auction method is the most effective way to sell your goods. Matched with an aggressive marketing strategy, we help you to realize optimal returns in a timely manner. Auctions are also the most fun and exciting way to buy – whether you’re a dealer, collector, or just an occasional auction-goer. If you’ve never been to an auction before, you’re in for a real treat at Stoner’s. Make sure to visit our FAQ section to learn more, and please feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to answer any further questions and discuss how our process can work for you.
Where and when do you have auctions?
We typically hold auctions every other Saturday starting at 3 pm at our auction house in Glen Rock, PA. We also sometimes hold specialty auctions on coins, jewelry, tools, and other large collections, as well as onsite auctions at different locations throughout York, PA and Northern MD. Please check out our Upcoming Auctions page to stay up to date on upcoming sales.
Do you accept absentee bids if I can’t physically make it to the auction?
Yes, we do take absentee bids up until 30 minutes before the auction begins. Your absentee bid is then used against the in-house bidders when the item of interest comes up for auction. We’ll then contact you after auction to let you know the result, and arrange for payment/pickup if you’re the winner. We typically start the absentee bids at a percentage of your maximum bid.
We also take phone bids where you can be on the phone bidding in real time while the item of interest is being auctioned off. We typically reserve this for higher value items. If you’re interested in phone bidding, please contact us 30 minutes before the auction begins.
Do you charge a Buyer’s Premium?
Yes, we typically charge a 10% Buyer’s Premium unless otherwise stated. We understand that there are mixed opinions on Buyer’s Premiums, but we feel that we provide a valuable service and a unique atmosphere that is hard to find elsewhere. We do our best to bring you some of the finest antiques, valuables, and collectibles around, in large quantities, in an open fair market environment, and the Buyer’s Premium helps us to continue to do that.
Where do you advertise your auctions?
We advertise on multiple platforms. You can find our auctions on our Upcoming Auctions page here on our website, Auctionzip.com, and GoToAuction.com, and we’re also very active on our Stoners Auction Facebook and Instagram pages. We also use an email list to send out regular auction reminders and updates. Please let us know if you’d like to be added to the list. We have somewhat moved away from paper advertising, due to cost and efficiency, but will still sometimes utilize it in certain situations, or at the request of a seller.
How do you acquire my items for auction? Do you pick-up or have drop-off times?
We have regular drop-off hours every Monday from 10 am – 7 pm and Tuesday from 10 am – 4 pm at our auction house. When you arrive, someone will be available to greet you and help unload your items. You may call ahead to let us know that you’re coming, but you’re not required to. Our doors are open. We’re also able to pick-up up your items if you’re unable to bring them to us. We have a box truck and multiple trailers available to handle the job. Please contact us to schedule a pick-up.
What happens to my items once you acquire them?
As soon as we acquire your consigned items, we will sign a basic agreement with you and you will be assigned a unique number. All of your items will be labeled with that number, so they don’t get lost or mixed with other consignments. We will then sort and display your items in the auction house, take photos and advertise, and then auction them off to the highest bidder on auction day.
What are your consignment fees?
Our drop-off consignment fees are typically pretty standard, and the most affordable, because it requires the least amount of handling on our end. We definitely promote drop-offs during our regular hours. Our pick-up fees are usually a bit higher and tend to vary depending on the location of the pick-up, which truck/trailer we need to bring, and whether we need to hire additional help to complete the job, etc. An onsite auction at your location may also be the right option for you, depending on the circumstances. Please contact us to discuss your situation and to inquire about our services & fees.
Can you auction off anything?
Auctions are constantly changing in terms of the types of items that have value. While there is a large variety of items that can be successfully sold at auction, we do not take anything and everything. We specialize in antiques, valuables, coins, jewelry, toys, tools, primitives, automobiles, and equipment. Please see the attached list of items that we’re currently accepting.
Will you buy my items?
Though a lot of our work is commission based, we also have the ability to buy estates and collections outright. In some cases, this may be the best option for sellers that are in a jam, or operating on a tight timeline. Please contact us to discuss buyout options.