• 26Aug
    These antique leg irons, once used to shackle slave prisoners, sold for $910.00 on eBay!

    These antique leg irons, once used to shackle slave prisoners, sold for $910.00 on eBay!

    At Auction Bay, we’ve found good successes with sales of historical memorabilia, specifically period pieces with some provenance behind them.  Recently, we sold a set of antique Leg Irons, or Shackles dating to the early 1800s.  These shackles were from the estate of a professional who caught runaway slaves, and were used as he plied his trade.

    There are many collectors of all manner of historical items, and this item drew attention from several.  It brought an impressive sale at $910.00, and incidentally went back to the state of its origin: Alabama.

    This auction shows that there are highly collectible historical items that still fetch a handsome price in this economy, and collectors are looking for their next treasures on eBay!  Even items that date to a tumultuous and dark time in history can bring in the interest and the bids.  Sometimes these items go to collectors, while often they are purchased by museums, who display them for all to see, that we may not forget the errors of the past.  Either way, an eBay sale will get an item to a place of appreciation, so don’t be shy to bring in your items!

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  • 24Aug

    Just 10 days ago, Auction Bay Online celebrated 3 years in business, having first opened our doors in August of 2006.  And just yesterday, we met another milestone!  We just achieved the coveted 10,000 Feedback mark!

    That's right!  10,000 feedback for Auction Bay Online!

    That's right! 10,000 feedback for Auction Bay Online!

    Not only is that a huge number, but it reflects our dedication to satisfying our customers and helping items sell for as much as the market will bear.  We go all-out to get the job done and to get each item seen by the people that want it, and we make sure those items reach their happy buyers quickly and safely.

    We’d like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all who helped us reach this point: our consignors (who continue to bring in intriguing and compelling items), our customers (many of whom faithfully track our auctions, watching for their next great treasure), our co-workers both past and present (who day in and day out hammer out fantastic photographs, listings, and ship each item safely to its new home), and our families (who tolerate and support our incessant ranting about the coolest new thing on the shelves).  It’s been an incredible ride, and it’s only just beginning!

    Keep your eyes on this site and on our auctions!  You’ll see some changes and improvements, all geared toward better serving you!


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