A Typical Auction Day

Green Valley Auctions Facilities

On Auction Day

Auctions are held approximately every other Friday with two auctioneers selling over 1,500 lots (times may vary).Typical Auction Day at Green Valley Auctions

9:00am - Preview
Estates, along with items from individuals, are combined to form unique and popular auctions featuring something for everyone. We welcome collectors and dealers as well as those looking to furnish their home, first apartment or dorm room. Our variety gives bidders at all budget levels the opportunity to find their
 treasure.

10:00am - 6:00pm - Gallery #2
An exciting auction experience begins with hundreds of box lots of glassware, knick-knacks and kitchenware, which is followed by estate artwork, books and ephemera. The day then moves into antique toys and dolls, collectibles and quality
household items.

Typical Auction Day at Green Valley Auctions

11:30pm - 6:00pm - Gallery #3
Outbuilding and basement contents open Gallery #3 with a second auctioneer running a lively auction of hand tools, power tools and garden accessories. As the day progresses, a good selection of as-found primitive furniture and accessories provides inspiration for decorating your space. 

6:00pm - 10:30pm - Gallery #1
This is our "sit-down" session that features antique furniture, firearms, fine furnishings (Henkel Harris, Suters, VA Craftsman, etc.), quality used furniture, large appliances, good glass/china, art, pottery, P. Buckley Moss originals and prints, silver and jewelry.

 

Our Daily Bread

Our on-site restaurant prevents bidding on an empty stomach. We provide a large menu of exceptional homemade sandwiches, soups and desserts along with hearty weekly specials. (Oven-fried chicken with cheesy potatoes and green beans OR baked ziti with Italian sausage, roasted vegetables and Caesar salad OR crab cakes with twice-baked potatoes and glazed carrots. . . well, you get the idea!) You'll definitely want to come prepared to eat!

 

Auctions

1. When are your auctions held?
Our auctions are typically held every two weeks on Fridays beginning at 10:00 a. m.

2. Where are the auctions held?
The auctions are held in our multi-gallery complex located 1.5 miles east of Mt. Crawford, Virginia in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Use Exit 240 off I-81 and turn east. Click here for directions. (this should hyper link to google maps) 3. What is the average number of attending bidders at your auctions? On average the number of attending auction bidders ranges from 400 to 600 people.

4. Do you sell food at your auctions?
Our Daily Bread Catering provides a delicious menu of homemade soups, sandwiches and specials to keep bidders fueled for our auctions.

 

Bidding

1. What is an absentee bid?
An absentee bid is placed by an individual who cannot be present at the auction at sale time. The individual leaves the maximum amount they are willing to pay for an item and the auctioneer executes the bidding on their behalf.

2. How do you handle absentee bids?
All absentee bids are bid competitively and are confidential. This means that if you leave a $500 bid on an item we will bid on your behalf up to that amount. Absentee bidders often win their items at a lower price than what they bid.

If your bid is successful we will notify you the week following the auction. Notification of all successful bidders is usually completed within two to three business days after the auction.

3. What are the requirements for leaving an absentee bid?
We gladly accept absentee bids. You must either personally examine the item or speak with a member of the Auction staff about the item before placing an absentee bid.

4. What is a Buyer's Premium?
This is a fee collected by an auction house to defray the high administrative expenses of having an auction. The Buyer's Premium is paid by successful bidders and is calculated as a percentage of the "hammer price" or the winning bid. For example, with a 15% Buyer's Premium, a winning bid of $100 on an item will result in a charge of $115 at checkout.

 

Client Registration & Payment

1. When I attend an auction, what information do I need to bring to register to bid?
Always bring your driver's license with you. This is needed to register for the auction and will also approve your check. Please note that all bidders will be photographed upon registration.

2. Do you accept out-of-state checks?
Yes, you just need to bring a valid driver's license in order to get your bidder number.

3. Do you charge a Buyer's Premium?
We charge a 15% Buyer's Premium, which is discounted to 12% on cash/check purchases. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.

4. Do you charge sales tax on items?
The state of Virginia requires that we charge 5.3% sales tax on items sold unless you present us with a valid tax exemption number. If you have a tax exemption number from a state other than Virginia you will need to bring a copy of the Sales Tax certificate issued to you by your state that contains your sales tax number.

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