Second Story Auctions Reaches One Million Dollars in Sales


Going! Going! Gone! Second Story Auctions exceeded the one million dollar sales mark in early August 2016. The e-commerce website has been featuring weekly auction sales for household items since October 2014.

The Second Story Auction bidder base has quadrupled in size since opening its doors for business. Bidders are both local and from out of state  with many collectors following the weekly auction sales. All bidders are notified via e-mail of weekly auctions after signing up for notifications.

Who consigns with Second Story Auctions? Some consignors are selling their homes. They are either preparing their homes to be “market ready” for sale or have already sold their houses and need to quickly rid their homes of unwanted items.

Other consignors are not moving at all and are simply clearing out their homes. The online auction website has also hosted fundraisers as well as entire estates as consignors.

The bottom line – Second Story Auctions is the easy and profitable answer to shed one’s home of no-longer-needed items.

How does it work? A personal auction assistant is available to help consignors figure out what items to sell and which to donate. Auctions can be held “on site” for whole-house sales or items can be brought to the company’s Blue Ash warehouse.

Here is what a few people who have consigned items with Second Story Auctions have to say:

“I would appreciate it if you would pass on my gratitude to all the staff at Second Story.  Everyone has been very helpful and the sale preparation was extremely professional. Of course, I will have no hesitation in passing on your name to both potential buyers and sellers.”

“We can’t thank you enough for handling the sale of our home furnishings. From the first meeting we knew were in good hands and would be well taken care of. We both feel lucky and blessed to have been able to relocated to our new home is such a short time frame and it was mostly due to your help.”

To date, the most expensive item sold was an Hermes alligator handbag ($18,000). Another memorable item was a series of seven pictures that contained a history of love tucked on the back with hand-written letters between a wife and husband. That’s part of what is so enjoyable about Second Story Auctions – each item has its own story to tell.

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In the mood to browse? Check out Second Story Auctions and bid it to win it! Items start at $1 and go up from there. (This blogger purchased a desk a few months ago from Second Story Auctions. It is used and loved every day.)

Second Story Auctions services consignors from Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Second Story Auctions is Featuring English Antiques and Furnishings For Sale

National flag of the United Kingdom, the Union Jack 3:5 scale

The British are leaving! The British are leaving! Britexit has been all over the world’s news. If you’re an Anglophile, you have been following this news intently. Well, English lovers, we have some good news for you – Second Story Auctions is currently selling some fabulous English antiques and furnishings in its online sale this week that ends on July 19, 2016 at 8pm. Here is the story behind these beloved items:

Pat Dugan is from Manchester, England. In 1985, she and her husband, Ted Atkinson (an aeronautical engineer) moved to Cincinnati with GE Aviation. As they prepared for their move across the pond, they thought that if they could not live in an English home that they would bring that English home with them.

They packed their English antiques as well as reproductions and moved to a seven-acre farm near Morrow, Ohio. Years sped by quickly and sadly Pat’s husband passed away. She then moved on with her life and made her way to Oregon with her companion, Barbara. Her English belongings also relocated and the two enjoyed entertaining with the fine china, crystal and silver from England.

However, life changes and Pat’s focus did, too. She found that her beloved belongings were not as special to her at this point in her life. She and Barbara decided to downsize their ocean-view home to a motor coach so they could travel and visit with family and grandchildren who lived on the eastern side of the country. They also wanted to avoid Cincinnati winters. Pat was ready to let go of her treasures and let them have a new story with someone else.  And that is when many of her belongings with English roots made their way to Second Story Auctions.


Some of Pat’s favorite items in this auction include:

Genuine Victorian Sideboard
Says Pat, “I’ve always know it as a dumbwaiter. It’s genuine mahogany. Ted’s mother purchased it used for half-a-crown (now worth about 20 cents) after she was married, just before or after the Second World War. If you look closely on the edge, I was told Ted hit it with his toy plastic sword, and there are some slight marks. I think of them as character.”

Antique Captain’s Chair
“Barbara re-covered this chair to maintain the original horse-hair stuffing beneath. The original casters remain intact as well.”

Custom Grandfather Clock
“There’s nothing more English than Westminster chimes (Big Ben). This was made for us by a Leicester clock maker.”

Look at all of the wonderful items for sale from Pat Dugan on Second Story Auction’s website. Act fast – these English items are only up for sale through July 19th at 8pm. You are sure to find that special something for your home. Create your own story with a special treasure!

Second Story Auctions – First Auction is Happening Now!

Sibcy Cline’s newest affiliate, Second Story Auctions, is now live and the first auction is happening now. This auction has over 150 items for sale including furniture, glassware, pottery and other home accessories. (There are even a few Coach handbags.)

About Second Story Auctions
The online auction house is available to anyone who wants to buy or sell household goods, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and antiques. Each auction lasts 7 days and all auction items are promoted with a detailed description and multiple photographs. The auction house offers a preview day for each sale so the public can inspect items for sale.

Those interested in selling can have an entire estate sale at their home or have their goods transported to the Second Story Auction warehouse located in Blue Ash.

Take a peek at this auction. You are sure to be SOLD on some treasure!

Here are a few samples of what is on the “auction block” now:

Pottery Barn Dresser

Pottery Barn Dresser

Martha Stewart Couch

Martha Stewart Couch

Rookwood Vase

Rookwood Vase

Pottery Barn Clock

Pottery Barn Clock