Buying at Auction


Buying at auction is a great alternative to shopping at big box stores or combing consignment shops. At J. Levine you can sit back and relax while you check out our amazing antiques and collectibles online or at our live auctions. Our auctions feature art, coins, guitars, classic cars, jewelry, firearms and everything in between! In addition we also liquidate the contents of estates and businesses, which occasionally lead to onsite and specialty auctions.

With an average of more than 150 online and live auctions each year, J. Levine Auction always has something new for bidders!

Ready to try it out?


Register to bid!

You can register in-person, online or over the phone to bid on items in an auction. The buyer’s premium is 15% for in-person bids and 20% for online, phone and absentee bidders.If you would like to see an item prior to the auction we hold previews at our facility, have detailed online catalogs and 3D virtual tours.

How it

These auctions are the most frequent and have the most inventory. You can register online with your contact information and a credit or debit card (just to keep on file – you can choose your payment method after you win). Winnings can be picked up or shipped.
In-person auctions are a fun experience and perfect for people watching. Register to bid at the front desk with your basic contact information and identification. You’ll receive a bidding number and a paddle. Don’t be nervous, just flash your paddle when you want to bid! Before you leave with your items you can pay with cash, card or check. If you can’t make it into the auction you can bid online, over the phone or absentee.
We hold onsite auctions when a large collection or full estate is being auctioned. These are a convenient buying experience, plus you see the pieces in a natural setting. If you bid in person you will register onsite as you would for any other live auction. You can also bid online, over the phone or absentee.
Buying real estate at auction is a streamlined alternative to the traditional home buying experience. There are no long negotiation periods, the closing date is known before sale and there is no advantage to being the first to see the home. These auctions require a little more clearance from buyers. Check individual auctions for specific bidding terms and requirements.