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Greetings militaria and collectible enthusiasts.
Manion's International Auction House will be hosting another 0% Bidder's Commission special auction - Monday, February 4. This means all you pay is the winning bid amount and shipping cost. Don't miss this excellent chance to save money while adding items to your collection. Simply visit our homepage - www.manions.com - and click the 0% banner to view all available items. Hundreds more will be added every day, so check back often!
Also, our friends at click here to find out more.are having some spectacular sales going on -
And don't forget about our List it Yourself Auctions - where YOU take the photo, YOU write the description, and YOU make the sale. Basic listings are FREE, THREE FREE PICTURES are included, and items can be re-listed indefinitely. Try finding that on similar DIY online auction services - click here to go to the List it Yourself site.
Looks like our next trip out collecting consignment will be during the Show of Shows - February 21-24, 2008 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, in . There are more than 1,600 tables full of militaria for sale at this event, as well as celebrity appearances and historic displays. If you attend only one military collector show in your lifetime - this would be the one to choose. We'll be accepting consignment in our booth at the show, and can also make arrangements for a pick-up if you can't make the event. Give us a call and we'll work it out.
Things are going better than ever at Manion's, and we have been getting some FANTASTIC prices for historic collectibles. One reason is our extensive network of European and other foreign bidders are taking advantage of their strong currency and investing in the US militaria market. As of today, according to, one Euro was worth nearly one and a half US Dollars - strike while the iron is hot, now is the time to consign!
Thank you very much for your time, and don't forget about the 0% Bidder's Commission special auction Monday, February 4. Visit our homepage - www.manions.com - and click the 0% banner to view all available items.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Co-workers marry over the lunch hour in the offices of Manion’s International Auction House
While brokering the sale of militaria is usually the name of the game at Manion’s International Auction House, on December 28, the atmosphere changed from medals and badges to flowers and bells as two employees exchanged wedding vows in the company’s Kansas City, Kan. offices.
“It was great getting married around the people that brought us together,” said Gail Karim, who married Guy Manion in the small ceremony. “Getting married at work was a fun idea - get married, have lunch - and go back to work!”
Guy has been with the company since its inception in 1970, and Gail has been employed by Manion’s for six years.
“We’ve known each other for a long time,” said Guy. “We’ve seen each other go through many ups and downs over the years, and we’re great friends.”
The entire event took about an hour, after which the tables were cleared and the operation started right back where it left off.
In addition to longtime employees tying the knot at Manion’s, the ceremony was officiated by a customer of the auction – who happened to be a county judge.
“Just when you think you’ve seen everything at this place,” said longtime employee John Conway. “It was a nice ceremony, and we all certainly wish Guy and Gail the very best.”
Thursday, January 03, 2008
A new year to beat the bushes and pound the pavement looking for military collectibles, and a new year of military collector shows across the country. Our next stop will be the Show of Shows
in Louisville, Kentucky.
If you've never been to the S.O.S. then you don't know what you're missing. There are tables across the room as far as the eye can see - a virtual ocean of olive drab with the smell of mothballs and aged wool lingering in the air. To a "normal" person, this would sound highly objectionable - but to a militaria enthusiast, it is pure heaven.
We'll be accepting consignment throughout the entire event, and look forward to speaking with our bidders and consignors face to face.
Stay tuned for updates!