Antique Advertising & Fine Collectibles

MotorcycleFor the past twenty four years, Wm Morford’s catalogued absentee auctions (Mail, Fax & Phone bid) have been providing our clients with the very best in rare and unusual Antique Advertising items and fine collectibles and continue to be among the most eagerly awaited events in the antique advertising world. With a heavy emphasis on quality, rarity and condition, our sales focus on the higher end of the market, featuring unique and harder to find pieces for serious and discriminating advanced collectors and museums.

A typical Morford auction features not only an impressive selection of the neat advertising "smalls" that we have become so well known for over the years, but also includes a nice grouping of vintage signs, early tins and packaging, as well as posters, cabinets, trays, display pieces and early trade signs. In addition to our antique advertising specialty, our sales also showcase many interesting and unusual pieces from various other specialty collecting categories, often including occupational shaving mugs, salesman samples, comic character items, cast iron toys and banks, coin-op machines, antique games, political items, sports collectibles and vintage Maxfield Parrish items.

We are a small, focused, boutique style specialty auction house that strives for providing our clients with a level of excellence in customer service, guidance and objective advice that has become almost unique in todays marketplace that increasingly is being driven by big box, factory style corporate auction houses. We typically run between three to four of our catalogued absentee sales each year, always showcasing an impressive grouping of freshly picked pieces that have been personally and carefully hand selected for you by us from long established collections and by our network of leading specialty dealers and pickers throughout North America.

*Hammer Prices do not include Buyer's Premium


Auction 86Our Premier Absentee Auctions showcase vetted and hand selected items from established collections, estates and our network of dealers and top pickers throughout North America.

Our professionally produced, fully illustrated printed color catalogs are available by subscription at a cost of only $20 postpaid for a full 12 months. Prices realized reports are posted on our website - printed copies available by sending SASE. Subscriptions can be ordered instantly via our secure credit card shopping cart located at or by mailing a check, money order or calling our office with your credit card information. You can also elect to view upcoming catalogs online for free (go to Join our Mailing List to sign up for pre-sale notifications of our upcoming auctions and to view the online catalogs). Click Catalogs for additional information.

Info & Upcoming Events

Auction # 88

Auction #88 closed for bidding June 25th, 2016. Click Auction #88 to view final bids. Auction 1 closed for bidding on October 15th, 2016. Click here to view final hammer prices from this internet based timed auction of interesting and unusual smalls.

Upcoming Auctions

Auction # 89
Our upcoming Premier Catalogued Absentee Auction #89 will close for bidding on Friday December 9th, with callbacks on the afternoon of Saturday the 10th. This is our 25th annual December absentee auction. The printed catalogs for this sale have been mailed to all our subscribers and the online catalog for this sale will be available for viewing shortly (several customers have told us they feel this upcoming sale is one our finest to date). Hope you agree!

We are currently accepting select consignments for our upcoming Winter and Spring Premier auctions as well as for the upcoming internet bid sales. Please contact us regarding andy items you would like us to consider for inclusion.

Contact Us

Wm Morford
RD #2 Cobb Hill Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Telephone: (315) 662-7625
FAX: (315) 662-3570*

*Notice: We do not accept unsolicited advertising faxes!

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