Welcome To Gathman Auction Company

Auction FAQ

  • What type of Items do you sell at auction?

    We accept consignments of antiques, collectables, farm close-outs, household, toys, tools, furniture, cars, coins, jewelry, firearms, and more. We can sell one item or we can sell your entire collection. Please call for further information.

  • Do you offer delivery services?

    No, unfortunately we do not.

  • Can I use my credit / debit card?

    Yes. We gladly accept credit cards, debit cards, cash, and checks; however, there be a 4% charge for debit and credit cards.

  • When will higher priced items be selling during an on-site auction?

    Typically, higher priced items sell at noon. These items often include vehicles, large farm equipment, tractors, and highly collectable furniture. Please check with Auctioneer to confirm.

  • Do you sell items outright before the sale?

    No, we only sell items through the auction process.

  • Can I inspect the items I am interested in bidding on before the auction?

    Absolutely! We encourage all customers to view the items before the sale. Please call Tony @ (309-696-4312) if you would like to arrange a time.


  • I am attending my first auction? What do I need to know?

    There will be a cashier where you will register for the auction. This will include providing your license, telephone number, and email address. We will then provide you with an auction bid number. The auction bid number is your form of identification during the sale. When bidding on an item, you should hold your bid number high so that the auctioneer can clearly see your number. Please hold up the number until you have reached the maximum amount you would like to bid. When the item has been sold, we will record the highest bidder’s number. Once you are finished bidding on all the items you are interested in at the auction, you will return to the cashier to check out. Please ask any of our auction staff if you have any questions. There is no such thing as a bad question!

  • I want to have an auction or sell an item. What should I do?

    Please call Tony Gathman @ (309-696-4312) and to better understand the auction process, we recommend attending one of our auctions whether it be a live auction or an online auction.

  • Do I need to have a lot of items to have an auction?

    No. If you have a few smaller items, we can conduct an online only auction or we can combine your items with another consigner’s sale.