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We understand that parting with sentimental possessions, selling a lifelong collection or turning a treasure into quick cash can be a daunting task or a nerve-racking idea.
Donley Auctions is committed to providing a straightforward and trustworthy process. With honest hard work and true commitment to our clients’ needs, we strive to simplify the process for first time consignors and experienced sellers.
We redefine the auction experience for our clientele.
Our approach and specialized knowledge lead clients to seek our guidance on collecting trends and marketing advice. Our finely-honed expertise is evident in all aspects of our business, from the caliber and quality of our catalogues and events, to a superior level of individualized client service.
In addition, our spacious venue setting with a beautiful antique bar area serving cocktails and casual food, make coming to an auction an event like no other! Donley Auctions conducts sales in a variety of categories including Military & Firearms, Architecture, Antique Coin-Operated Machines, Sports Memorabilia, Toys/Trains, Automobiles/Motorcycles, Coins & Stamps, Jewelry, Art and so much more!
December 3, 2015: Arv Miller
Downloading a PDF of the auction catalog will allow you to view a fully illustrated electronic version of the published paper catalog on your computer. To view a PDF catalog in a browser window now, simply click normally on the appropriate link in the Download column below and the PDF. Follow the on screen instructions to view or save the catalog on your computer.
To view a PDF of a catalog you will need Adobe Reader.
Donley Auction Services is setup to allow you to bid online via our partner at PROXIBID.COM
There are a couple steps to follow before you can participate in our online auctions.
If this is the first time you are bidding online, start with the "Live Bidding Tutorial" video below.
We STRONGLY encourage you to sign up for online bidding at least 48 hours prior to the auction.
So you have decided you would like to sell a collection you own at auction but you have no idea how to begin the process.
The process is actually fairly simple and it should only take you a couple of days to compile all the necessary information to decide if selling at auction is right for you.
Next you will email us your name and all of your contact info. A short description of your collection. Now attach a few pictures of your collection to the email and send it to Randy@DonleyAuctions.com
Before you can consign a collection with Donley Auctions you will need to complete the form and email it to Randy@DonleyAuctions.com
Consignment Contract Form & Consignment Item Agreement Form
(License #: 441.001907)
use Randy@DonleyAuctions.com to contact us
• Charter member of Early Talking Machine of America
• 40 years experience as collector and dealer of antique phonographs and music boxes
• Founder of world's large antique phonograph event held annually since 1975 in Union, IL (Antique Phonograph & Music Box Show)
• Co-owner of Donley's Wild West Town, a family owned attraction with one of the best phonograph collections in the nation (the Thomas Edison Institute)
use Susan@DonleyAuctions.com to contact us
Having found myself involved in the auction business after many years as an event planner I now oversee the day to day business operations of the auctions. I am responsible for hiring, training, mentoring, and scheduling staff. I coordinate all our marketing for the auction including constant contact with clients to provide outstanding customer service. I am liaison with the management of each even between the cosigner and buyer, I personally supervise all aspects of event to exceed client expectations.