The Anniversary Auction
The Anniversary Auction is truly a world class auction, and perfect for any collection. Each year there are auction days featuring collector cars, motorcycles, vintage advertising, coin-op, slot machines, antique and vintage toys, fine and decorative art, coins, jewelry, military and outdoor collectibles, guns, and speciality collections. The secret for the success of the auction is the variety in the sale leads to collectors from different areas buying outside of their general realm of collecting. This leads to higher prices and results. From general auction goers to A-list celebrities, we truly have all types of buyers bidding in this auction paying top dollar for your collection.
In 2006 Jonathan created a one day consignment antique auction to honor his father’s 30th year in the business. This one day three ring auction attracted hundreds of bidders, and was highlighted by the McPherson Collection of Merrillville, IN. In that collection was a rare pair of Sandwich Glass white opalescent celery vases, and was the true highlight of the auction. With fierce bidding against two early American pressed glass collectors, the vases ended up selling for a whopping $18,700! In 2006 this was a record result for any antique piece of glass in Northwest Indiana, and it was the historic start to the Anniversary Auction.
In 2019 Kraft hosted their first Anniversary Auction at their new facility. . The sale featured the Leigh Korthels collection, which on it’s own sold for over $1,200,000 and the total sale was over $3,200,000. In 2020 with construction complete at the Kraft Auction Facility, we moved to a eight day two weekend auction. That year we set another company record with the sale totaling over $5,200,000.
Now in 2021 with all the challenges of 2020, the Kraft Auction Service team put together a great assortment of collections from all over the US to make the 2021 Anniversary Auction the greatest yet! With numerous world records set, a worldwide buyer base, and over 33,000 registered bidders, the 2021 auction totaled nearly $7,000,000 in total sales.
Year around we are looking for consignments for this auction, and are willing to travel around the world for collections for this auction. So please reach out to us today to discuss your collection.