Here at Cal Auctions, we’re thinking of ways that we can give back to the community this holiday season. There are so many families in the San Diego area who cannot afford to have Christmas presents for their children. It is only right to offer our support to the Toys For Tots program. From now […]

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Many of us have collectibles because we have a passion for what we’re collecting. Meanwhile, there are others who collect and invest in items with the hopes of making money in the future. Whatever your reason for collecting, it’s important that you take care of and store these items properly so that they can be […]

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When we think of investing in collectibles, what usually comes to mind are sports memorabilia, art, vintage toys, figurines, etc. But did you know that designer fashion can also be a worthwhile investment? Over the past few years, we’ve sold many designer fashion pieces that served as a reminder that fashion is indeed cyclical and […]

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September 23, 2019 | Posted by admin

3 Steps to a Successful Estate Sale Auction

You’ve decided that it’s time to downsize your home or someone in your family has passed on and you want to sell their belongings. Holding an estate sale auction is one of the most efficient ways of achieving your goal if done in the right way. Here are the 3 steps to take to ensure […]

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Perhaps you’ve been to a preview day for one of our combined assets estate online auctions and saw an item that made you think… Why would someone want this old, junky thing? Trust us when we say that there are probably a dozen or more ideas for that dusty and raggedy old thing. With a […]

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The days have gone by fast, haven’t they? It was almost 8 years ago that our business started in a little warehouse on the outskirts of San Diego. We wanted to help bridge the gap between online auctions and estate sales in the local area. Now we’ve grown into a huge warehouse just outside downtown […]

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The Disney brand has been around for many decades with tons of people from around the world looking for pieces to add to their beloved collections. If you’re thinking about starting your own collection of valuable Disney memorabilia (otherwise known as “Disneyana”), here are a few tips to get started… 1) Buy Limited Edition Items […]

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Purchasing machinery and power tools can be very costly, especially if you run a business that requires a lot of equipment and supplies. Regardless if you are buying tools for business or personal use, it’s always nice to get a good deal. Here are a few ways you can get deals on machinery and tools… […]

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If you’ve participated in any of our Combined Asset Gallery Estate Sale Auctions, you know that we often have vintage and antique treasures for every type of collector. If you’re just starting out as a collector, we’ve curated these 10 best tips from other vintage and antique enthusiasts… 1. Do a Little Digging Kate Simmons […]

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June 29, 2019 | Posted by admin

Why Attend a Preview/Inspection Day?

What makes our online auctions different from other auction houses is that we offer an inspection/preview day for some of our auctions, with the exception of abandoned property and some bankruptcy auctions. Essentially, we’re a hybrid of old-school live auctions and the new way of hosting online auctions. Preview days are an opportunity to inspect […]

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June 18, 2019 | Posted by admin

A Renewed Focus on Customer Service

There are so many businesses on the Internet nowadays. Trying to navigate through the plethora of websites and decide who to do business with is as challenging as getting a cat to take a bath. In our years of doing business, we’ve come to realize just how important customer service is. You could have the […]

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Photography has become an important part of our lives. With social sites like Instagram and Facebook, people are more engaged with you when you share photos. Whether you use photography for personal or business use, finding a good camera or quality camera equipment is relatively easy, however, finding the best deals on used photography equipment […]

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If you’re new to our website and not sure how to create an account or register to bid on items, we invite you to check out our new YouTube channel! Right now we only have 3 how-to videos that will help you if you’re not familiar with the process. This includes a video on how […]

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If you’re a collector of anything – whether it’s sports memorabilia or vintage glass – you understand that it can be easy to get carried away with your obsession. Clock collecting is one of those obsessions, and as our society becomes more enamored with technology and everything digital, antique or vintage clocks will become rarer. […]

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Purchasing large machinery for your shop can be a challenge, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Machine shop equipment isn’t exactly cheap, so one of the best ways to get a good deal is to find used machinery. Every once in a while we have sellers who need to liquidate their equipment. This latest […]

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Do you love online auctions and finding bargains? How about making money? What if you could make money while doing something you love? Buying items at wholesale and reselling those items for a profit is not a new concept. That’s how all retailers and businesses that sell products work. However, not many people think about […]

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Vintage items always tend to stir up nostalgic feelings and immediately brings back memories of a simpler time – if you’re old enough, that is. If you’re just starting out as a collector of all things vintage, but also want to make a little money from your hobby, here are a few types of items […]

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Getting great deals on items from online auctions can be a fun experience. However, if you’re a novice or simply not paying attention to what you’re doing, there’s a chance that you can make some mistakes, which can cost you a great deal of money or the opportunity to own something you’ve always wanted. Here […]

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Photo Credit: Pinke Glass has been around for centuries and it’s probably one of the most versatile materials that has ever been invented. Humans have used glass to create everything from functional pieces such as weapons to decorative pieces like wall art and jewelry. Nowadays collectors from all around the world still find value in […]

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January 28, 2019 | Posted by admin

How to Sell Your Sterling Silver Items

Sterling silver has been around for ages and to this day it still has value no matter where you are in the world. This shiny, lustrous precious metal has been used in many cultures for jewelry, decorative items, and fine dining pieces. The word “sterling” evolved from the word “Easterlings” when eastern Germans paid the […]

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