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About Ararity Auctions

Ararity Auctions is a full spectrum auction house specifically tailored to provide unique services to homeowners, real estate firms, estate attorneys, and financial institutions. Ararity supports clients from the initial consultation to the completion of the project while ensuring that valuables are not overlooked. Our team of experienced estate planners, move managers, organizers and appraisers assure that your valued assets are preserved with care and expertise to maximize value utilizing established world-wide auction platforms.

Examples of results realized at Ararity Auctions
Antique Chinese Jade Figurine

Antique Chinese Jade Figurine
Price realized: $10,624

1931 Martin OM-18 Guitar

1931 Martin OM-18 Guitar
Price realized: $22,080

Rare Masonic Pint Flask

Rare Masonic Pint Flask
Price realized: $32,287

Collectors, dealers, and interior decorators look to Ararity Auctions to find unique, valuable and rare objects sourced from the vast Washington DC Metro area, including Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. Bidders may opt to bid on items in our weekly nonreserve discovery listings or may choose to bid in our exclusive item listings featured in our high-end monthly catalogue sales.

Whether it is one item or a house full of treasures, Ararity Auctions will consult with you to evaluate what you have and determine the optimal way to sell those items. From household goods to fine art and jewelry, to tools in the basement and fine silver, Ararity Auctions has the knowledge, expertise, and resources to yield positive results by positioning each item in the most profitable selling venue.

Ararity Auctions will find the best buyers for your ararities.

Ararity Auctions arranges for the most profitable sale of unneeded items through multiple auction platforms. For those still in the discovery stage, Ararity Auctions can serve as an invaluable resource for estate inventories, appraisal services and network referrals.

We offer:

  • Complimentary consultations and evaluation of items of value
  • Estate inventory, appraisal services and written and verbal valuations of items
  • A vast network of appraisal resources
  • Preparation, receiving, processing and cataloguing of auction items
  • Evaluation and designation of items for specific-themed auctions
  • Coordinating, arranging and conducting auctions via established online platforms
  • Management of auction sales, client engagement and settlement/proceed distribution

Terms & Conditions

All Sales Are Final. All Property Sold As Is, Where Is, And With All Faults. All Property Is Being Offered And Sold In Its As Is/Where Is Condition At The Time Of The Auction, With All Faults, Including Any Hidden Defects Of Any Nature. Neither Auctioneer Nor Seller Makes Any Representations, Warranties, Or Guarantees Whatsoever, Express Or Implied, Regarding The Nature, Value, Source, Authenticity, Fitness, Merchantability, And/Or Any Other Aspect Or Characteristics Of Such Property. No Statement Anywhere, Whether Express Or Implied, Including Verbal Statements Made By Auctioneer, Will Be Deemed A Warranty Or Representation By Auctioneer Or Seller. Without Limiting The Generality Of The Foregoing, There Are No Warranties Of Non-Infringement, Authenticity, Origin, Merchantability, Or Fitness For A Particular Purpose, All Of Which Are Expressly Disclaimed. You Acknowledge And Agree That You Cannot Rely, And Have Not Relied, On Any Representation, Warranty, Or Guaranty Made By Auctioneer Or The Seller, Or Anyone Acting As Agent Of The Seller, Orally Or In Writing. You Acknowledge And Agree That Because Of Social Distancing Restrictions Related To The Covid-19 Pandemic, You Have Not Had The Opportunity To Inspect Any Lot(S) In Person. You, Further, Acknowledge And Agree That Any Photographs Or Other Images Of Lot(S) Are Adequate For Your Purposes, And That You Have Had A Full And Fair Opportunity To Ask Questions Of Auctioneer, And To Conduct Any And All Due Diligence Deemed By You To Be Necessary Or Appropriate. You Acknowledge And Agree That All Sales Are Final With No Refunds And No Returns.

Item retrieval and pick up: All items must be retrieved and payment completed within 15 days of auction close, unless previous arrangements have been made. A 25% per week storage fee will be added to the buyers’ invoice after the 15 day mark if no communication has been made. Items will not be released until payment is completed. It is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange all shipping, courier service, or pick up. For shipping via UPS contact Donald Camden (703) 569-8802 and specify Ararity Live Auction. Recommended for shipping by courier service: Craters & Freighters (703) 796-0180, Check out Greyhound Package Express ( To arrange an in-person pick up appointment contact Ararity at 703-302-0509. ALL in person pick ups are by appointment only. No requests for appointments beyond the 15th day. If you are unable to arrange for item pick up within the specified window, please refrain from placing a bid in the auction. ALL payments must be remitted through Live Auctioneers, no cash will be accepted on site. No other forms of payment outside the Live Auctioneers system, no exceptions.

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