We Hold Two Types of Auctions
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Rock Island Auction Company is located in Rock Island, Illinois. On average we sell approximately 23,000 firearms per year. We do this by conducting 5 live public auctions and 3 Online Only auctions annually from our 86,000 square foot facility. We have three types of firearms auctions; Premiere, Regional and Online-Only auctions.
Our Premiere Auctions take place three times a year, each over a three-day period. A preview day is held all day on the preceding Thursday and the items are sold Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. A Premiere Auction consists of approximately 2,700 antique and collectable lots. Each of these auctions is made up of rare, unusual, mint, and highly collectable pieces. We produce a minimum of 5,000 full color, 3-volume catalog sets featuring each lot with in-depth descriptions, a high and low estimate and multiple high resolution photos. Each volume of the catalog corresponds to a day of the auction. The three Premiere Auctions are typically held in April, September, and December.
Our Regional auctions are made up of affordable antiques, beginning collector’s items, usable sporting arms, and many non-firearm lots. A majority of the lots have multiple firearms. A Regional Auction has routinely consisted of approximately 2,700 lots with as many as 7,000 firearms in those lots. We hold two Regional Auctions per year, one in the summer and one in the winter. The Regional Auction has a preview day which is held all day on the Thursday prior to the auction. The items are sold Friday, Saturday and Sunday - same as our Premiere Auctions.
Our Online-Only auctions are typically comprised of items that do not meet our minimum lot value to earn a spot in a Premiere or Regional sale. Again, as with our Premiere auctions, our website features the entire Online-Only Auction catalog of items and searchable by model, serial number, manufacturer, lot number, keyword and more. All items are viewable in color and all guns have both sides shown.
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