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Todd Porter, 2400 Shady Oak Pl, Lexington, KY 40515
phone (859) 312-9012 (cell)
This is a blind, or sealed-bid sale.  You submit a bid sheet with the maximum price you would pay for an item by the close of the month.  If you are the high bidder you win the item, often at less than your full bid.  You will be notified if you have won at the close of the sale and will have 15 business days to make payment by check or credit card.  Need more time to pay?  I offer extended payment plans at no cost - see the  Detailed Instructions for more information.  There is a 12% buyer's premium on all sales.  Clocks that don't sell at auction can be purchased afterwards for the minimum + premium.
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Antique American


July 2024


Sealed Bid sale

 The Catalog

 The bid form

 How does this work?

Before you submit a bid sheet be sure you have reviewed the first page of the Detailed Instructions so you understand how to bid.  Then download the bid form, fill it out with your clock(s) and bids, and add any instructions or conditions on your bids.  Then email it back to me at and  I'll acknowledge receipt promptly!  Be sure it is in my hands by the end of the month.  If you use postal mail allow five business days for delivery.  I cannot accept faxes, photo images, or phone call bids.  If you don't receive email acknowledgement of receipt of your bid form within 24 hourscall me.
The bid form is in a form-fillable PDF format: Click on the link and it will either download to your computer (in your downloads folder) or will open in a new window in your browser.  Modern browsers (e.g., Chrome) will allow you to fill it out in your browser window and then save, with your bids, to your computer.  Then simply send it back to me by email or print and mail. 
You can also fill it out in a PDF reader (Adobe Reader) or any PDF editor program.  If that still doesn't work, print out the form and fill out by hand, scan, and send back to me! 
Please note, I can no longer accept photo images of your bid form, so please don't send me texts (or emails) with a smartphone image of your completed bid form.  They are just too difficult to read.  
Are you still stuck?  Just send me an email with the following information: Name, mailing address, preferred phone number, and email address.  List your bids by catalog number and short title, with bid amount.  I'll take it from there!


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If you are a Facebook user you can find the Antique American Clocks group here.

 Want to consign?

I am always looking to buy or accept on consignment  better quality clock collections, large or small.  I can take all your clocks, or a portion if you are just wishing to downsize.  I will pick up the clocks, usually at no charge.  You can review the consignment agreement and the consignment fees here; all clocks are listed with a minimum bid price (reserve), so you can be confident they won't sell for a below-market price.  I can buy your collection outright for 70% of current retail value.  Call me to discuss the possibilities! 

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Selling clocks for collectors

The principal consignors in this auction are Joe Arvay, George Goolsby, Tom Hardy, Perry Larimer, the NAWCC Museum, the estate of Jim Price, the estate of Rick Strese, and Gabe Thrasher. 

I am honored to be asked to sell their clocks.
Jan 2024
As many have discovered, Google Search is no longer effective on redundant websites like this.  To address this, I have posted my Excel database of AAC clock sales records.  You can access this in an HTML format here for a quick search by Clock Maker
For more advanced searching of this database you will need to download the Excel file and open it in a compatable spreadsheet application.  You can download the file in CSV format here.  This is a plain text file that will open in your spreadsheet program and can be formatted as you choose; more importantly, you can search by any column heading using the Sort function, or individually using the Find function in the application. 
Looking from something from Horton's Antique Clocks sales (2017-2019)?  Use the search box on!
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 Typical delivery charges

Here are some typical charges for delivery to the eastern half of the US:

Small clocks – under 20 inches tall:  $50 but may be shipped.

Medium clocks – under 25 inches: $100

Full-size clocks – under 35 inches: $150

Large clocks (most wall clocks, triple deckers) – under 40 inches: $200

Oversize clocks – up to 60 inches: $250–$300

Jeweler’s regulators – $400

Tall case clocks and standing regulators – $500

All prices are estimates and not guarantees; note that delivery is NOT guaranteed to ANY location.