Luxury Estate Sale. House Sold – Moving to California – 1 Day Only – Thursday Jan 27th 9am-3pm

Luxury Estate Sale. House Sold – Moving to California – 1 Day Only

Thursday Jan 27, 2016

631 Gainesway Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46385


This is an incredible and luxurious estate.  The house has been sold, and everything must go.  High quality furniture, clean & in mint condition.  Art paintings, sculptures, and antiques.  John Deere tractor, snow blower, and much more.  Too much to list, this is one not to be missed.


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Asian Art, Sculptures, and Statues

DSCN8126Keep an eye on our site for our upcoming Asian art auction.   This will be an incredible auction with some really breathtaking pieces.  We have the auction tentatively scheduled for February 2015, but the catalog will be available for bidding much sooner.

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The estate of Dr. Charles F Flange DDS (deceased)

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We will be auctioning off the estate of Dr. Charles F Flange.  This auction will be online only, and the items will not be available for preview at the auction house.  There will be some very interesting items in this auction.  We are working on the photos offsite and will be publishing the catalog in sections.  Keep an eye on the catalog, as new lots will be added each week.  This auction has been postponed, and will NOT be held on December 13th as originally planned.


LIVE Real Estate Auction – Sunday September 7th @ 11:30am Regisitration

Join us THIS SUNDAY August 24th for a preview & OPEN HOUSE of this great property at 936 N Arbogast in Griffith..

The auction will be LIVE on Sunday September 7th for a real estate auction.  This is a great home for a family or for an investor.

We will be auctioning a charming 3 bedroom/1.5 bath home in Griffith.  The house is in a very nice subdivision, with easy access to highways.  The back yard has great potential, and with a little work this home can look like new again.  1/2 of the two car garage was converted to an office, great for those who work at home!  Built in 1965, it features a newer furnace, water heater, and central air.


The auction with be at Sunday September 7th at 12 noon –  Live at  936 N. Argbogast in Griffith.  We will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on August 24th from 11am to 1pm.  If you can’t make the open house, just call 219-476-3188 to request a private showing.




Click here to see more photos of this house.


$5000 certified cashiers check needed to bid on auction day.  Click here for full auction terms and conditions.

Art of the Female Form Auction – August 30th @ Noon CST – ONLINE ONLY

August 30th – ONLINE ONLY Auction – Art of the Female Form

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Check out our catalog for the August 30th auction below:

Art of the Female form Auction Catalog


This auction is themed around the beauty of women.  A subject that many artists have covered, and that never gets old.  We are offering many unique sculptures, painting, advertising and more.  We are adding to the catalog as the auction gets closer, so check back to see the new lots.


If you have an item to consign to this auction, call us at 219-476-3188.


Join us for a LIVE charity auction on Friday August 15th @ 6pm at the Avalon Manor Banquet Center.  We will be raising money in hopes to help find a cure for childhood brain cancer.


It’s time to GET READY for another Successful Evening and Hopefully raise ALOT of Money for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research! We Always Guarantee a Spectacular Night with FANTASTIC Silent & Live Auction Items up for Bid (hosted by Bid of History Auctions), a Dazzling Jewelry Raffle, FUN Getaway Trips and ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME Sports Memorabilia Surprises!

So PLEASE Remember to once again MARK THOSE CALENDARS and come join us for a WONDERFUL Evening filled with FUN PEOPLE, COCKTAILS, DINNER AND DANCING all in Honor of A VERY SPECIAL Young Boy named BRET to Raise Money and Awareness for one VERY Important Cause!

COST OF TICKET: $65.00 per/person
PURCHASE A TABLE OF (10) FOR: $750.00 with Prominent Signage on Table.

TABLE NAME SPONSOR: $150.00 with Name Recognition on Table.


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The estate of a very interesting man…PART 1

Join us on Saturday April 26th when we will begin auctioning off the estate of man who has traveled all over the world.  His collections are incredible, and consist of some very unique and exciting items.


The auction on the 26th of April will begin at 11am.  From 11am to 1pm, no online bidding will be enabled.  At 1pm, the online bidders are welcome to join the second half of the auction in cataloged format.

Photos and catalog are available for viewing by clicking the link below!


SOLD >> Established Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria TURN KEY <

If you have ever wanted to run your own restaurant, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.  We will be auctioning a complete, ready to open (turn key), business in a fantastic high-traffic location on Western Ave. in Blue Island, Illinois.

This restaurant sold on 3/14/2014 and will be changing to an upscale gourmet BBQ restaurant & bar, we can’t wait to try it out!

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Why settle for just one offer when you can let Bid of History sell your property at auction?!

 The restaurant has been in this location for 28 years, and is very established. It is located at 12454 Western Ave, in Blue Island, Illinois.   It was remodeled just 5 years ago, and still looks like brand new.  Over $250,000 was spent on the complete remodel including, new tables, full bar, flat panel LCD screens, touch screen computer system, furnace & HVAC equipment).  Don’t take our word for it, take a look at the photos and see for yourself.rich38

The owner thought his kids were going to take it over, so he remodeled everything top notch.  Unfortunately, to his disappointment, the kids have other plans.  He is sticking to his plan of retiring and moving to Florida, and therefore the restaurant must go.  He is auctioning off this entire restaurant as one lot.  We will not be auctioning it off piece by piece, but as a single turn key restaurant.  EVERYTHING he used to run the restaurant will be included.  Ovens, stoves, walk in refrigerator, pizza ovens, dough mixers, pizza crest rollers, video security system, drink coolers, building signage, flat screen tvs, tables, chairs, art, flatware, plates, etc.  NOTHING WILL BE REMOVED.  If you do not want to change the name, you can re-open the restaurant as soon as you get your license activated with the city.


The real estate is NOT included, however, the current lease is transferable and the rent is only $850/Month plus taxes.  It is for 2.5 years, and the building owner is willing to extend it as long as the new owner would like.

The bidding will start at only $20,000 and there will be NO RESERVE.  The high bidder on this day will be an instant restaurant owner.  $5000 in certified cashiers check or CASH will be due on auction day.  The remaining balance will be due within 10 days of auction close.

Call us at 219-476-3188 to arrange a preview.



BID NOW!! – Vintage & Antique Camera Auction -ONLINE ONLY – February 22, 2014


Over 400 lots in this auction, all focused around the theme of cameras.   There are some very interesting and rare cameras from all around the world.  Don’t wait until auction day, place your bids today!  Each camera can be pre-viewed at our auction house at 1585 S Calumet Rd in Chesterton, just call us to setup a time at 219-476-3188.  This auction will be online only, so there will be no auctioneer on auction day.  Click here to view the catalog.


October 26th – ONLINE ONLY – Tribal Art Auction

Click here to view the catalog & bid online.


Bid of History auctions is very proud to present the tribal art collection of Ralph Cowan up for auction on October 26, 2013 at 1PM CST. This auction will be online only, but you may preview any item at the auction house. Please call 219-476-3188 to make an appointment.

Ralph Cowan: The Collector and The Photographer: Paralleling Ralph Cowan’s international career in Photography was his equally passionate interest in Tribal Arts. Each artifact collected and each photograph taken has its own story. With the soul of an anthropologist and the eye of an art connoisseur, Ralph Cowan would study the history and the meaning of the artifacts in his collection. Cowan’s collection of tribal artifacts, has taken him to many places including Papua New Guinea and several countries in Africa. These auction pieces represent just a part of the total collection. Artifacts from this collection have been on display at the University of Colorado, the Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University, the Porter County Historical Museum, and the Chicago Art Institute. More than 200 artifacts remain in the Ralph Cowan private Collection and will continue to be available for further museum Tribal Art shows.

Ralph Cowan and his artist wife Pat worked for more than 40 years from their Chicago, Illinois Photography Studio before taking up residency in Valparaiso, Indiana where Ralph continued both to collect Tribal Art and to do photography until his death in 2006.

Click here to view the catalog & bid online.