Smith College Library Decommission Online Auction: Jan. 10-17, 2021

Online Bidding opens Sunday, January 10 @ 12 pm (Noon EST)
Online Bidding closes Sunday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm (EST)

Click here to see the online auction catalog and to bid online!

Through this auction, carefully selected items can return to productive use among members of the Smith College community and general public.


Auction Highlights:

This unique auction features items decommissioned from use in the recently renovated Neilson Library (Smith College), including several blue/green 1970s Alky chairs designed by Giancarolo Piretti for Castelli; a rare English gate-leg dropleaf table; a Bicentennial replica of the Liberty Bell with vitrine and plinth; a 1906 tabletop statue of Nike Victoria, Winged Goddess of Victory (spelter on a marble ball with a soapstone base); large mahogany exhibit cases; Windsor chairs dated 1903 (by A.H. Davenport Co., Boston); a large collection of historical moveable type and steel type case; several styles of large oak reading tables (including some with lion’s foot legs and some with fluted column legs); many sizes & styles of overstuffed armchairs; a 1968 Raleigh Superbe 3-speed, 24” ladies bicycle made in Nottingham, England; two oil-on-canvas paintings by Thomas Locker; a 9’ print of the City of Antwerp made from 16th-century plates; other original artwork & prints dating from the past 100 years; historical neon signs for the classes of 1917, 1926, and 1928; and more.

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Live Preview Appointments Available January 14- 17

To schedule a live preview appointment, call 413-537-3177 or email

For everyone’s health and safety, live previews will be limited to 10 people at a time. All live previews are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Masks must be worn during live previews

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Online Auction FAQ:

How do your online auctions work?
Just go to and check out the photos & descriptions in the online catalog. If you see something you like register for the auction and place your bids! Bidding in our online auctions is typically open for a week. Auction registration is free.

How long can I bid?
Right up to the last minute! When it’s time for the auction to close (see time & date above), lots close at one minute intervals. If you are on the site and logged in, you can pop in last minute bids. If someone bids during the one-minute “countdown to close” for a lot, the clock gets reset and the final minute starts again.  If it looks like you might be outbid on a lot you want, you can pop in a new bid to regain the high bidder spot. Closings can be very exciting (and a lot of fun. You can bid during the week or join the bidding frenzy at the close on our website (

How do I know if I won or lost a lot?
The morning after the online auction ends, we’ll email you to let you know if you won or lost. If you are a winning bidder, we’ll also send you an invoice.

If I win, how do I get my stuff?
If you are a winning bidder, the email we send with your invoice will include all the information you need to pay for your items and either pick them up or arrange for shipping.

Give one of our online auctions a try! You’ll love it!

Terms of sale: 

Each item for sale is sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS. All sales are final. We have made every attempt to describe each item as accurately as possible. We are not responsible for errors or omissions. A 15% Buyer’s Premium is applied to all purchases. 6.25% MA sales tax. Tax exempt buyers must provide their resale certificate/tax exempt number when obtaining a bidder’s number. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. International buyers must pay by wire transfer. Complete payment required after the conclusion of the auction. Buyers may pay at pickup with prior approval from RBA.

Don Raucher MA license #AU2233

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