A tradition of excellence

Jackson's has gained national prominence with a reputation based on honesty, expertise, reliability, scholarship, and cordial, efficient service. Our regularly-scheduled auctions bring to market a broad array of objects, including Old Master, 19th-and-20th-century American and European paintings, European and American porcelain and ceramics, fine furniture, postcards, ephemera, textiles, rugs, jewelry, art glass, firearms, militaria, tribal art and 20th century decorative arts. In short, any fine object of interest to the diverse tastes of collectors worldwide can be found at Jackson's.

At Jackson's we are dedicated to presenting our clients a full range of auction and appraisal services and are committed to addressing their needs by giving equal consideration to single objects, entire estates or complete collections. Both the buyer and the seller are important to us. With more than a quarter-of-a-century in the auction and appraisal business, we are confident in our ability to serve the first-time buyer or seller as well as the seasoned auction participant.

Consign your items to auction

Live auctions are a unique forum in which merchandise is offered in a competitive atmosphere that provides the seller with many advantages. Whether you are considering selling a single item, a collection or an entire estate, you will first want one of our specialists to examine your items to determine their potential auction value. There is no charge for this service and your items can be evaluated in one of these three following ways.

At Our Gallery

Museum curators, trust officers, attorneys, gallery owners and private collectors from coast to coast have come to rely on Jackson's for evaluating a wide range of items to be sold at auction. Property may be brought to our gallery for a free verbal estimate Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is best, however, to call in advance and arrange an appointment with one of our specialists. If it is not possible to bring your property to our gallery, pre-auction estimates can be supplied from photographs, videos or digital images. Simply send or e-mail your photographs or send a video along with all pertinent information to our offices. You can also request a free valuation estimate for your items. Shortly after we receive your materials, a member of our staff will contact you by phone or in writing regarding your items. Please include a daytime phone number. There is no charge for this service.

Marketing

Our professional staff of antique and art specialists combined with extensive strategic marketing efforts are two of the many reasons Jackson's attracts customers from throughout the U.S. and Europe. Jackson's goal is to maximize the consignor's results by marketing primarily to private antique and art collectors. More than 70 percent of our sales are to end users who are purchasing antiques and art for their own collections. As soon as an item, collection or estate has been consigned to us for auction, our expert marketing department begins the task of bringing buyer and merchandise together through a variety of proven methods that ensure success.

Our online presence provides us with a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week presence that is instantly accessible to buyers throughout the world. Visitors to our website can browse highlights of upcoming auctions well in advance, allowing them adequate time to plan their purchases, submit online bids, or arrange for phone bidding. Visitors may also sign up for Jackson's unique e-Alert; service. This service allows collectors to tell us their specific interests, so that we may e-mail them well in advance when items that fit their collecting parameters come in for auction. Our e-Alert service allows us to notify thousands of potential buyers simultaneously through mass e-mails with the simple push of a button.

Buying / Bidding at Jackson's

Internet Bidding

Bidders can use our interactive website to easily submit bids for any of our auctions. To submit an online bid follow these two simple steps:

  1. Read Conditions of Sale
  2. Complete Absentee/Phone Bid Form

You can contact us to see if you are successful two business days after the auction. If you have supplied us with a fax or e-mail we will contact you in that manner. If not we will mail you an invoice for the lots you successfully purchased. For a list of prices realized, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a note indicating which auction results you desire. Bidding closes at noon the day before the start of the auction.

Bidding in Person

As a registered bidder, you may begin bidding on any item by simply raising your paddle in response to the auctioneers request for a bid. The bidding will continue until the other bidders surpass your limit or you are the highest bidder.

Absentee Bidding

Bid forms are available online, and are included in each catalog . To submit absentee bids, fill out the Registration/Bid form completely, indicating the lot numbers, descriptions of the items, and the maximum price you are willing to pay for each lot. In turn, Jackson's will execute your bids, trying to purchase the lots of your choice for the lowest price possible.

Phone Bidding

Jackson's offers phone bidding on selected items. Once you have arranged to bid by phone, one of our representatives will call you a short time before the designated lot is offered for sale, and will act as your agent when the item reaches the block. Fill out an Absentee/Phone bid form.

Exhibitions

Public exhibitions are scheduled one week prior to the auction to allow potential buyers the opportunity to personally examine items offered for sale. As a convenience, our gallery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during these exhibitions. Additionally, specialists and gallery assistants are always on hand to answer any questions.