Jones and Horan

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Jones and Horan

New postby Chris Daniel » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:51 am

Has anyone been to a Jones and Horan auction? I was thinking of making to trip to the one in April. Just wondering what everyones impression of it is.

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Re: Jones and Horan

New postby 4thdimension » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:21 pm

I went to these sales often between 1989-1992. Back then the typed up lot sheets had very rudimentary descriptions and, of course, there was no internet competition . Previewing the lots was sometimes a rough and tumble affair which sometimes led to the possibility of scoring overlooked items. I had a ball! The current sales are pretty slick by comparison, the number of bidders is greater and the lot descriptions far more detailed.
That said, Jones and Horan always puts together many wonderful offerings and run a professional show (and no sales tax). Being there in person is always going to be the best option IMHO.
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Re: Jones and Horan

New postby Fred E. Hansen » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:21 pm

I've attended one J-H auction in person and I've put in absentee bids on a few items at most their other auctions over the last few years. If I lived closer to these I would definitely attend these auctions more often, but since I live pretty far away there has to be a few items I am seriously interested in seeing for me to consider making the trip to New Hampshire.

You definitely put yourself in the best competitive position by attending and being able to examine the items for yourself. Like any venue some watches will have their "issues" and if you bid without a firsthand examination you will be in direct competition with dozens of people that were there and looked it over in hand. Obviously nice watches can still be bought absentee, but it is something to keep in mind when considering whether to attend or not.

Besides no sales tax in New Hampshire, these auctions are also nice for having no "buyer's premium". And the folks running these auctions are very warm and friendly. I think you will enjoy your experience if you choose to go to one of these.

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Re: Jones and Horan

New postby Chris Daniel » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:58 pm

Cort and Fred,

Thanks for the reply. Thats what I needed to know. I live about 5 hours away so I think I'll make the effort to go.

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Re: Jones and Horan

New postby Glyn Meredith » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:32 am

Sounds good. Everything I have ever heard about Jones and Horan auctions has been good - and the absence of a buyer's premium is a real positive.
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