Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers

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What You'll Get


Antiques, like mad scientists' monsters, are often confined to a dusty basement for years before they come to life and attack the pawnbrokers to whom they've been sold. Treat antiques with respect with this Groupon.

Choose from Nine Options

  • $35 for admission for one to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Thursday, March 29 (a $95 value)
  • $35 for admission for one to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Friday, May 25 (a $95 value)
  • $35 for admission for one to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Saturday, September 29 (a $95 value
  • $65 for admission for two to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Thursday, March 29 (a $190 value)
  • $65 for admission for two to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Friday, May 25 (a $190 value)
  • $65 for admission for two to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Saturday, September 29 (a $190 value)
  • $125 for admission for four to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Thursday, March 29 (a $380 value)
  • $125 for admission for four to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Friday, May 25 (a $380 value)
  • $125 for admission for four to the Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp on Saturday, September 29 (a $380 value)

During each Treasure Hunter's Boot Camp, which starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m., auction experts give students hands-on instruction in the art of antique appraisal, breaking for a provided lunch.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for date purchased. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Garth's Auctions


X-ray technicians at the local hospital shook their heads at their motionless patient—a mummified bird that had appeared in a lot of Egyptian artifacts set to go up for auction. After the techs confirmed that the bird was genuine, Richard "Jeff" and Amelia Jeffers, owners of Garth's Auctions, couldn't wait to put the important piece of ancient history in their catalog. Amelia Jeffers remembers that in fact, the bird did poorly at auction, as not many people collect mummified Egyptian wildlife. Instead, collectors flock to Garth's Auctions for vintage Americana, local folk art, Oriental rugs, and even real estate.

Since its opening in 1954, Garth's Auctions has appraised and sold thousands of collectibles at auction, but took on newfound enthusiasm and energy in 2006, when the husband-and-wife auctioneer team took it upon themselves to make auctions accessible to everyone. Amelia notes that first-timers should not be intimidated by the auction format, as the price range for items varies widely and auction catalogs list everything from fine art to firearms and novelty toys. She remembers recently auctioning off an antique novelty vampire-slaying kit complete with a wooden stake, garlic flour, and holy water. A large team of certified appraisers also leads scheduled walk-in appraisal days at museums across the country, and are available to appraise antiques in-house or in the ancient ziggurats where they are discovered.

Garth's Auctions has also worked to expand their environmentally-friendly endeavors such as printing catalogs with Forest Stewardship Council–approved recycled paper and replacing old company cars with fuel-efficient hybrids. However, the Jefferses believe that their most important green contribution is their day-to-day collecting and repurposing of antiques that reduce demand for new items.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.