Wilson’s Auction Sales, Inc. has been proudly serving the area’s Auction and Appraisal needs as Delaware’s leading auction company for over 35 years. Our expert staff includes professional, practicing auctioneers, ring men, clerks, and merchandise handlers, as well as qualified, friendly office and administrative personnel. In addition to two weekly auctions held at our facility, Wilson’s Auction Sales successfully conducts several specialty auctions throughout the year featuring Real Estate, Estate and Business Liquidations, Antiques, Automobiles, Low Digit Delaware License Tags, Jewelry, Coins, Farm and Construction Equipment, Horses, Horse Drawn Carriages & Tack, Restaurant Equipment, and more. As a licensed firearms dealer, we are able to effectively promote and sell firearms, while processing the required Federal and State paperwork efficiently in house. Wilson's Auction Sales is also well equipped to serve all of your appraisal needs. Our services are available for benefit and fund raising events.
Allow Wilson’s Auction Sales to accommodate all of your auction needs, and take advantage of our expertise and years of experience. Our marketing team will customize an advertising plan to maximize your return, using a combination of print publications, direct and electronic mailings to customers, web site postings, custom signs, and verbal announcements at regular events. Arrange for us to coordinate and conduct an auction on your site, or for our team to pick up your items to be displayed and sold at our facility.
Why choose us? When you partner with Wilson's Auction, you'll quickly realize that we always treat our clients with respect and consideration. We will pursue the best fair market return for the property of our clients. We employ qualified auctioneers and staff. We always maintain a respectful and hospitable outlook towards our clients and especially when working inside their homes. Our skilled staff are trained in packing and careful handling of personal property items. We provide an auction process that maximizes ease, understanding and convenience.
Weekly Automobile Auction
Both Dealers and Public are welcome to buy and sell at our Multi-Lane Auto Auction held every Tuesday beginning at 6:00 p.m. Featuring approximately 150 Cars, Vans, Trucks, and Suv’s each week, with buyers from throughout Delaware and surrounding states, this auction provides a competitive market for automobiles. Contact our Auto Department for more information on how to sell or purchase a vehicle at auction.
Our knowledgeable appraisers have over fifty years of experience providing professional appraisal services. We are contracted regularly by attorneys, estate administrators, business owners, and others to provide appraisals for Estate Purposes, Arbitration, Insurance Inventories, Register of Wills, Court Proceedings, and other applications.
Trusts & Estates
We have a long history of working closely with individual estates, trusts and attorneys. Working side by side with trust officers, administrators and executors to quickly and accurately attend to all the details required in proper handling of administrations, family divisions and dispersals.
Seniors and Baby Boomers who are downsizing, retiring or redefining their options of life and work often find the process overwhelming. We can help guide you through the transition with expert advise and assistance.
Weekly Consignment Auction
A public auction is held at our auction facility weekly beginning at 10:00 a.m., featuring Antiques, Glassware, Collectibles, Furniture (antique to contemporary), Guns, Jewelry, Coins, Lawn & Garden, Tools, Personal Property, and much more. This weekly auction event attracts hundreds of buyers to include dealers and general public.
You can preview hundreds of color photos of auction merchandise online for our Saturday consignment sale. These photos are uploaded for preview by Friday afternoon.
Order of sale for Saturday consignment Auction:
We start the backyard session at 10:00 a.m. with general merchandise such as tools; housewares; toys; lawn equipment; box lots; etc.
2:00 p.m. - Back gallery session - general glassware; tools; household items; general merchandise.
6:00 p.m. - Main gallery - antique glassware and collectibles; coins; jewelry; antique merchandise; artwork; etc.
7:00 p.m. - Row session - general merchandise; toys; books; household; etc.
9:00 p.m. - Furniture gallery - is filled with antique furniture; large appliances; modern furnishings such as bedroom; living and dining room suites; bookcases; entertainment centers; sofas; recliners; chairs; tables and more.
Note: All times are approximate
Payment in full on the day of sale with cash, approved check, debit card or major credit card. 5% clerking fee on all sales which will be discounted entirely for customers paying with cash, approved check or debit card.
** Everything is sold "as is, where is". Once an item is sold, the buyer assumes full risk and responsibility for said items.**
Wilson's Auction is a full service auction facility which is committed to helping others through the transitions of life with our experience, knowledge and honesty. Our company mission is to continue providing our clients with professional, comprehensive, and effective auction services and solutions. We value our consignors and work hard to deliver results. We extend our sincere appreciation to all of our customers for their loyal patronage throughout the years. We invite you to visit our auction to find out why we say "Our services have often been copied, but never duplicated." If you have questions, or would like to discuss an auction or appraisal service, please contact our office. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.
After much consideration, my sister and I made the decision. Having an auction, to sell the contents and real estate the same day was the best for us. Telling our neighbors and friends we had chosen Wilson's Auction Company to handle our sale, brought the following comment, "You chose the right one!" All employees were extremely friendly and helpful. Several of our concerns (will people come, traffic flow, weather conditions, value of items) were all answered. They gave us confidence we were making the best decision and that they would do a good job for us. Our Auction Sale was fun! It will always be remembered as a great day! - Dover, DE
I have to tell you how much I appreciate your professional and friendly service! I knew from our first conversation that we had found a valuable resource for helping our clients with their personal property needs. We're looking forward to a long association! - Seaford, DE
Thank you very much for selling our personal items. We were very pleased with the proceeds and appreciate your hard working personnel. Again, our sincere thanks for all you did to make our sale a success! - Seaford, DE
I want to commend you for the professional, courteous and efficient manner in which you responded to my request. It was a pleasure working with you. - Georgetown, DE
I cannot begin to thank you for all the help and expertise that you provided us in the sale ....both the personal items and the house. It was a pleasure to meet you and to work with you and your team. It is challenging when you try to attend to business from a distance, but you took that worry off of our shoulders by taking care of all of the details. We are so very, very grateful! - Carlisle, PA
We are grateful as usual for your attention to such details. I wanted to write and to thank you for your help and kindness this summer. (We) appreciate everything large and small, that you have done to help facilitate the settling of the affairs of our father. Beginning with the initial inventory of the house and farm outbuilding contents back, I believe, in March, we cannot say enough good things about the service provided. I know the main auction on Saturday night required a huge amount of effort by everyone and some very long hours on the part of Dave. Both of you and Carolyn and the rest of your team couldn't have done a better job. Your prompt, thorough, and courteous response during all stages of the undertaking made it so much easier than it otherwise might have been. You guys are the absolute best. Thank you very much. - Fair Oaks, CA
Dear Wade and Staff at Wilson's Auctions
We were very pleased with the outcome of our auction on October 3, 2015 and thank you for everything you did for us. Your staff were friendly, organized, respectful, and hard working. In fact, we were astounded at how much they accomplished in just one day. It was a huge job. The work of preparing my father's house for sale had seemed nearly impossible to us. But after your team was done, the rest of the cleaning up went quickly and smoothly. We are deeply grateful for that. We commend you and wholeheartedly recommend your services.
Joanne Reinbold - Wilmington, Delaware
(Items were picked up in Milford, DE and sold at our auction facility in Lincoln, DE)
To Prospectus House Sellers:
In late September 2015, my sisters and I were exploring all avenues concerning the sale of our deceased mother's home, when we contacted Wade Wilson, of Wilson's Auction Sales, Inc. Wade came out and did a walk-through of the house. He then sat down with me for the next hour discussing the auction process, what an absolute auction was, the fees that the seller would incur and the fees that the buyer would incur. Wade also revealed his strategy of online and newspaper advertising and why those particular papers were chosen. Wade kept in constant contact with us when he spoke to someone concerning my mother's house or when he showed it to interested buyers. On the day of the sale, he introduced us to David Wilson, the auctioneer, who spoke to us for about 20 minutes, discussing the house and the procedures. During this five week process, Wade Wilson was very professional, informative, and above all, treated me as if he had been my neighbor for the past 25 years. I was very pleased and grateful with the five week association and experience provided by Wade and Wilson's Auction Sales, Inc.
James P. Gilmore, Jr. - Auburndale, FL
(Real Estate was sold at 12 Woodside Drive, Milford, DE on 10/31/15)
April 24, 2017
Dear Mr. Wilson,
I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the excellent handling of the sale of our aunt. This was a very stressful time for my husband and me, and when we realized we needed to have a sale as quickly as possible, I knew I could not do this without help. Your entire staff was excellent. Special thanks and appreciation goes to Wade. He handled everything for us with kindness and professionalism. I will never forget him and how nicely he treated us. He is a very special person. I hope you will share this letter with him. The men who packed our aunt’s belongings were excellent and took special care with her “treasures.” The girls in the office answered any questions I had with courtesy and kindness. The day of the sale everyone was wonderful. I was “dreading” the day of the sale, but it turned out to be a good day that went very smoothly. Thanks again to all.
Fay & Skip Burnham
Thank all of you at Wilsons for your help! Trying to work from Boston and settle the estate furniture was difficult. (It was) made much easier by all of you. I was planning on trying to get down for my check and was pleased you sent it.
Chris Nance (6/20/17)