Two Lucky Bidders will be Zooming Across the Skies in Ex-Royal Air Force Jets!

At a recent auction in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, two bidders purchased a couple of items that you’d usually expect to be in a museum.

The lots for bid? A 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 jump-jet and a 1988 Panavia Tornado F3.

The Harrier was used during the Cold War and in the Falklands. It is in near flight-worthy condition and even boasts its original ejector seat.

According to the auction house, the Harrier was preserved in “almost time-capsule conditions.” This could provide the potential for the jet to return to flight someday.

And the Tornado F3? Its entire fleet has either been scrapped or placed in museums.

This pair of Royal Air Force history sold to two private buyers for a combined total of $191,212.

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(1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 jump jet on the left and a 1988 Panavia Tornado F3 on the right)

Chiswick Razzles AND Dazzles in Upcoming Jewelry Sale

Our UK friends at Chiswick Auctions know how to put on their fair share of swanky sales. From vintage clothes to antique books, they really know their stuff.

And now they are holding an important, exquisite jewelry and wristwatch sale right here on Proxibid. (Well, you have to go to www.proxibid.com/chiswick, but you know what we meant!)

While this auction features Rolex watches and diamond jewelry, bidders of all budgets and tastes will have the opportunity to find the perfect accessory. From the glamorous to the modest, Chiswick aims to please a wide audience and we think they are bound to succeed.

Place your bids now until the live auction begins on Tues., Aug. 5 at noon British Standard Time.

Or don’t.

But trust us, you really, really should. 

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This Sale has Trinkets Galore (Marble Glass Apple Paperweight, Anyone?)

Estate sales are a mixed bag: sometimes you get a lump of coal and sometimes you get a diamond.

In this case, it’s a diamond! …Or vintage glass and crystal, anyway.

Attic to Auction’s Antiques, Art, Furniture, Fenton, Heisey Estate sale on Sun., Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern features oil paintings, antique furniture, Heisey and Fenton Depression glass, vintage Irish crystal and glass, signed NASCAR cars, African art and fine china.

See what we mean by ‘mixed bag?’ How often do you hear fine china and NASCAR in the same sentence? I mean, come on!

Lot 48: Early Fenton Vintage Footed Carnival Glass Bowl – excellent condition

Lot 81: Stock Rods NASCAR 50th Anniversary 1933 Ford Highboy Coupe – original box collectible

Ken’s Picks of the Week!

Our VP of Advertising is back this week with these handpicked selections ripe for bidding!

This week, Ken focuses on collectible coins guaranteed to wow veteran collectors and beginners alike.

1916-D Mercury Dime
This coin is an interesting specimen. I chose this particular piece based on its top notch seller ratings from proxiblog.org. The site explains that this seller is among the best when it comes to coin grading, descriptions and fast shipping. Oh, and the coins they sell are pretty incredible, too!

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Walking Liberty Half Dollar 1929D
This lot is a solid example of a Walking Liberty Half Dollar. I would recommend this pick as an excellent choice for someone just getting started in coin collecting. However, the quality of this coin would make it a perfect addition to any collection.

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1804 Draped Bust Quarter
This is an extremely rare coin that provides a great opportunity for a serious collector. The bidding on this exceptional treasure is sure to continue to climb in the days leading up to the live auction.

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Looking to Start Your Own Business? This Auction is a One-Stop Shop Complete With Homes for Office Pets!

Starting your own business can be daunting. Just ask us – we were founded by four entrepreneurs in 2001 and have grown to more than 120 employees and three locations!

There are all kinds of questions and unknowns swirling around, like what pattern of couch would match the carpet in the break room? Or are three fish aquariums enough to provide ample levels of office coolness?

Allow us to put those pressing questions to rest with United Country – Jones Swenson Auction Marketing’s current auction happening now on Proxibid. Lots start closing Tues., Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. Central, so hustle on over to the Marketplace to take a peek before it’s too late!

This complete business liquidation sale includes warehouse and material handling equipment and office furniture.

You’ll find conferences tables, desks, couches, phones, printers, file cabinets…really everything you need to get your business rollin.’ Oh, and the three different aquariums. Those are the most important part!

Click here to see the entirety of the catalog.

This isn’t one of the office aquariums up for bid, but just think of the possibilities! 

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Be RV (Really Venturesome) When You Bid on this RV (Recreational Vehicle)

Estate sales are always exciting because you’re never really sure what kind of neat stuff will pop up.

In United Country – Rogers Auctioneers latest sale taking place on Proxibid on Tues., July 29 at 4 p.m., bidders will have the opportunity to bid on oodles of goodies perfect for a “treat yourself” gift.

This public auction features a slew of recreational vehicles, including a 1965 Chevy Impala, a ski boat, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a 1994 Fleetwood Pace Arrow RV!

Also available for bid are an assortment of firearms, shop equipment and tools, various musical instruments and about 32 acres of land.

You’re just one click away from a sweet new ride! 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles on Proxibid! (We’re Talkin’ Miniature-sized and in Collector Boxes. Not the Big Ones. And Not the John Candy Movie Either. Sorry for the Confusion. We Have Real Ones, Too, Just Not in this Sale. We’re Gonna Go Now…)

Oftentimes, collector toy auctions are for the parents, not for the kids. And we don’t see anything wrong with that!

Especially when the toys are as sweet as the ones in Las Vegas Liquidation’s Model Air Planes, Cars, Star Wars, Action Figures auction taking place now on Proxibid.

Lots start closing tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Pacific, so don’t miss your chance to claim all kinds of childhood contraptions and chattels:

Here’s a plane…

Lot 106: NIB Collector The Franklin Mint A-10A Thunderbolt II USAF “Tiger Sharks” 1:48 Scale Airplane

Here’s a train…

Lot 109: Collector Lionel Postwar Series 3672 Bosco Milk Car Train Set

And here is an automobile!

Lot 129: Hot Wheel Target Exclusive Custom ’57 Chevy 1:18 Scale Diecast Car

…And here are John Candy and Steve Martin for good measure.

Channel Your Inner Elizabeth Taylor and Adorn Yourself in these Valuable Vintage Vestitures!

Throw on your pearls, pop a bottle of bubbly and start speaking in a lilting 50s movie star drawl because things are about to get real fancy on Proxibid.

Next week, Tuesday the 29th to be exact, Chiswick Auctions will hold its Vintage & Designer Fashion, Furs & Textiles auction at noon British Standard Time.

This sale will bring out the Carrie Bradshaw in every bidder as he or she flips through the exquisite lots available. Excuse us while we name drop:

  • Lot 54: Eight pairs of shoes from Rene Caovilla, Asprey, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Ferragamo and more

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  • Lot 131: This never-used vintage Hermes black leather piano bag is complete with gold hardware

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  • Lot 43: Two Hermes printed silk scarves from 1977

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…Like we said: FANCY. Not fancy like that song on the radio right now that simply talks about being fancy in a really catchy chorus, this is fanciness incarnate! …Fancy. Sorry, we said it so many times in one sentence that it just felt right to say it again.

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This Poker Auction is JUST Like the James Bond Flick “Casino Royale” (Meaning it has Poker Chips, Anyway…)

So, this sale may not have 007 playing the highest stakes game of poker in the history of smooth gentlemanly heroes, but we can provide the materials to get you started on your own poker action thriller!

J. Sugarman Auction Corp has brought its Full Tilt Online Poker Store auction to the Proxibid Marketplace just for you. Wasn’t that nice of them?

This sale is packed with $3.5 million worth of inventory spanning more than 200,000 items. Wowza.

You need golf bags? We have golf bags! 25 of ‘em!

You huntin’ for bar stools? By golly, we have barstools! 100 rump rests, in fact!

What’s that you said? You need a dartboard? Boy howdy, you are in luck ‘cuz we have 145 of them!

These items are just a peek at what you can find at proxibid.com/jsugarman.

They call us Proxi. Proxibid. (Photo from James Bond Wikia)

Of all the auction houses, in all the towns, in all the world…

1940s Hollywood always looks like such a glamorous place to be. Everything was black-and-white and it seems like no one left the house without wearing a snazzy bowtie. Well, according to the movies anyway.

Now, bidders will have their chance to own a slice of Hollywood history as an iconic piano from “Casablanca” crosses the block this fall.

The piano is is one of two featured in the film. This particularly ticklish ivory makes an appearance in a Rick’s Café (Rick was played by Humphrey Bogart) and is the one on which the signature song “As Time Goes By” by singer Dooley Wilson, is played in the film.

This piano previously fetched more than $600,000 when it was sold at auction in 2012. This sale is expected to rake in a seven-figure amount.