Trash or Treasure: Hudson Valley Auction HousesStaff | April 15, 2016 | Comment
Going once, going twice…SOLD! Coveted hidden treasures are waiting to be bought and sold throughout the Hudson Valley at one of our many exclusive auction houses. Bring your checkbook, a truck, and your keenest eye to place your bid or cash in your trinkets. Whether your antique has obvious value or hidden worth, these auction houses always sell to the highest bidder.
A day at the auction house could uncover any number of treasures, and with the Hudson Valley’s rich history, we’d say your chances of finding value are pretty good. JMW Auction Gallery in Kingston has unearthed a number of hidden gems, including a wooden sign for “G. D.Witts Inn” that earned its seller $247,500 in 2004. They have a number of upcoming auctions this fall, so don’t hesitate to visit. Absolute Auction & Realty’s state-of-the-art facility in Pleasant Valley focuses primarily on special collections curated by dedicated collectors. Before you go throwing that obscure item away, make sure it’s not on a specialty collector’s wish list.
The number-one way to guarantee the best bid on the most profitable item is an in-person, all-access survey of whatever you’re putting on the block or purchasing from it. George Cole Auctions & Realty in Red Hook owns a fully air-conditioned auction hall that allows bidders to view and appraise their goods in person, whether buying or selling, guaranteeing fully informed purchases and sales at competitive prices for estate liquidations, real estate, automobiles, and antiques. Hudson Valley Auctions specializes in 19th and 20th century fine art, antiques, and decorations in person at their New Windsor location, though they also have an online option.