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Looks nice.

https://corneilauctions.hibid.com/lot/73029544/new-williams-treadle-sewing-machine/?cpage=2&q=&ref=catalog

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Is there a machine in there?  I guess they told the important part "with key".[rolleyes]

Seems sloppy for an auction house, should have pictures of the machine, or state explicitly that it is the treadle table only.  I mean they have the key, so if there is a machine in there they should be able to get to it.

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Tammy, that was my first thought also.  Hmmmm, what's the head look like.  Pig in a poke auction.  Not!!   lol
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Auction listings are so frustrating! That is typical for around here. The listing will say "oak treadle sewing machine" or maybe "Singer treadle sewing machine" (whether it is really a Singer or not), and then just show a photo of the closed cabinet. The hibid online auctions are usually better with at least one photo of the machine. I have been loving the new online auction trend - I don't have to go and sit all day waiting for one item to come up (and buy a bunch of stuff I don't need while waiting) and plenty of time to research and decide what to bid. 

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Have any favorite sites to recommend?
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Paul, do you mean me? I just do my usual local auctionzip searches. Auctionzip is where the photos and listings are so frustrating, but the auctionzip listing provides a link to the online auction. Most if not all of the local auction houses are now having the auctions that used to be in person online due to covid (except farm eqt auctions). Most are on hibid.com like the original post above unless they previously had their own online bidding setup. It is really handy. You can usually go view the items in person and the auction is normally open for bidding for at least a week. Lots of time to do research and think about it, and not too far to drive to do pickup. This is in NE PA and across the border in NY, but I would guess it has happened all over. I have not looked, but maybe hibid has its own saved search and notification system?

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Thanks Kelly -- I see what you mean about auctionzip -- all those tiny uncaptioned thumbnails.  hibid is interesting.  I haven't done auctions much (except ebay, which I've had lousy luck with, except for local pickups).  Mostly I've watched estate sales, but it's slim pickings.  I do look at maxsold listings pretty often, but have never used them.

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Is there a machine in there?  I guess they told the important part "with key".[rolleyes]

Seems sloppy for an auction house, should have pictures of the machine, or state explicitly that it is the treadle table only.  I mean they have the key, so if there is a machine in there they should be able to get to it.


Yeah.  I didn't see that until I had posted the link. I think they were a pretty good auction house when it was all live, but they may be struggling to learn the ropes of online auctioning.

(Well pretty good live, except for having 3 auctioneers working 3 different parts of the lot and me having something in each section. Oh yeah, that and towards the end 2 working in the same building and Greg {the boss}having the loudspeaker set up to drown out the junior auctioneer.)

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Paul, do you mean me? I just do my usual local auctionzip searches. Auctionzip is where the photos and listings are so frustrating, but the auctionzip listing provides a link to the online auction. Most if not all of the local auction houses are now having the auctions that used to be in person online due to covid (except farm eqt auctions). Most are on hibid.com like the original post above unless they previously had their own online bidding setup. It is really handy. You can usually go view the items in person and the auction is normally open for bidding for at least a week. Lots of time to do research and think about it, and not too far to drive to do pickup. This is in NE PA and across the border in NY, but I would guess it has happened all over. I have not looked, but maybe hibid has its own saved search and notification system?

Kelly


Hibid has what it calls "watch" and you can "watch" or "unwatch" whatever you are interested in without necessarily bidding on it. I'm not sure but I think once you bid on an item it is automatically added to your watch list.

(I just this morning picked up 100 pieces of Daffodil pattern silver plate that I won on a hibid auction.)

I find it a little frustrating to log in to a particular hibid auction and be able to see my watches there, but not any hibid watches in other auctions.  If I log in to hibid.com I can see my watches in all the auctions I've tagged something.

Also frustrating to go to hibid.ca hoping to see just Canadian auctions and being unable to find any "auctions" button at all. Hibid.com does let me limit the selection to 150 miles from my postal code so that gets rid of most of the auctions I wouldn't be bidding on anyway.  Just a couple from upper N.Y. state.

I like icollector.com best for ease of use and finding my "bookmarked" items. It seems most of the gun and sporting goods auctions use this platform, plus several jewelry auctions. Maybe a year or two ago one of the auctions I liked was using icollector and another platform simultaneously. Not fun to have high bid on one platform only to learn too late that someone outbid you on the other. The two platforms did not record bids on the other one.

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I find it a little frustrating to log in to a particular hibid auction and be able to see my watches there, but not any hibid watches in other auctions.  If I log in to hibid.com I can see my watches in all the auctions I've tagged something.


You might be able to trick them into letting you in twice by logging in once, normally, and then use your browser's "incognito" (private browsing) mode to log into the other.  The "incognito" window won't have access to any login credentials being used by the first login, so you'll get to sign in again, however you want.  You could also use two different browsers:  Chrome and Firefox, for instance.   (I'm assuming you're on a computer -- don't know how one might do this on a phone.)

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Kinfella, you won the daffodil ware? I saw that lot. Love the pattern.
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Kinfella, you won the daffodil ware? I saw that lot. Love the pattern.


Yeah, it is a really nice pattern. Actually I got two lots: the 100 piece lot in the Orono auction that I already picked up; and another, this one in a chest/box, from an auction in Niagara Falls.  I haven't received that one yet.

Now I just have to wait until my wife goes out on an errand and I can swap out all the mismatched stainless in the kitchen drawer.[wink]

We don't have a dishwasher and as long as I get all the stainless I won't need to worry about the silverplate tarnishing quickly.

Even with the two lots I'd only get 5 place settings as there are only 5 cream soup spoons.  Or 6 place settings (if I ignore the spoons), as there are only 6 bread & butter knives and 6 dessert forks.  But since it is going to be dumped into the every day use kitchen drawer, place settings don't really matter.

A couple of years ago I lost out on a large lot (at Corneil's Auction no less![rolleyes]) to a woman who thought it was sterling. The box it was in did say sterling, but from the 'heft' I doubt it was. Plus it was in the 'cheap stuff' at the tail end of the auction with the junior auctioneer calling.




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I didn't see those (daffodil ware north of the border). There was an auction lot in WI in the last week or so, close to Sheboygan, so I didn't bid. Sheboygan is just a bit far to dispatch minions to.
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Wow, a post about Little Britain which is close to me. Through the yrs never read post
From local member. Been to that auction only few times but did stop to browse on way thru .
An interesting post for me to read bc usually these places are on the west coast somewhere.

If anyone finds a zig zag dial for my Kenmore 158 1941 In there please contact me.. Two
Couples in our development used to go to that auction weekly but my hubby not interested.
Besides I have no more room for machines....just warn ro get this Kenmore fixed after I
broke the dial when it wouldn’t turn. Only thing plastic so naturally I broke it.

I could have been helpful with shipping but bc border not yet open we are not planning our
Florida winter and I can’t do any cross border visiting.

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Wow, a post about Little Britain which is close to me. Through the yrs never read post
From local member. Been to that auction only few times but did stop to browse on way thru .
An interesting post for me to read bc usually these places are on the west coast somewhere.

If anyone finds a zig zag dial for my Kenmore 158 1941 In there please contact me.. Two
Couples in our development used to go to that auction weekly but my hubby not interested.
Besides I have no more room for machines....just warn ro get this Kenmore fixed after I
broke the dial when it wouldn’t turn. Only thing plastic so naturally I broke it.

I could have been helpful with shipping but bc border not yet open we are not planning our
Florida winter and I can’t do any cross border visiting.

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