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The genesis of our auction is our vintage resale shop, Spring Street Trading Company, in the historic district of downtown Jeffersonville. My brother, sister and myself have always had an infinity for history and old things and decided to take that interest and open a little store together.
We immediately had requests to take consignments, but really did not want to be a consignment store. We wanted to pick and choose the treasures we offered to our clientele. The requests just coming and we decided that since there was such a demand for the service that we would try to accommodate the requests by testing an online auction.
We hosted a test auction from our inventory in January 2012 on an established local online auction site and it was a huge success. We then opened the door to accepting consignments for sale on a weekly online auction titled SSTC Auction Gallery (for Spring Street Trading Company). Word quickly spread and we were inundated with everything from small consignments and collections up to full estates, business overstock and liquidations. The auction grew quickly from word of mouth, repeat and referral business.
It was intended to be a small sideline to our retail enterprise, but it quickly took on a life of its' own. It grew to such an extent that we had to temporarily close the store in order to process all of the auction consignments that were pouring in. "Temporarily" lasted over six months until we finally made the decision to relocate the auction to a large warehouse. The warehouse is located just a few blocks from the store in the Water Tower Square. We also decided, with this move, that it was time to build our own online auction site and open the door to expanding our business in new directions.
We host weekly online auctions under our name SSTC Auction Gallery and have opened the site to a select few other small business owners who will offer a variety of other auctions each week.
It is a fun way to sell by letting the market determine the price and an equally fun way to find and bid on treasures for yourself or someone you love.