(828) 338-8448
Auctioneer License: Sterling Transitions NCAL#10011, Betty Baker, NCAL #9997

Online Auction for nice home in Horse Country!

Online bidding closed

Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Items start closing:
Sun, April 23, 2017 4:00PM

Sale Address

By appointment only.
Columbus, NC 28722
  • Bid Increments

    Bid Range Increment
    $1 to $100 $5
    $100 and up $5
  • Terms & Conditions


    Online Auction for the deceased estate of Mr. Bill Sampson Sr.  

    Sterling Transitions Inc NCAF#10011

    Betty Baker, Auctioneer NCAL#9997

    The lots listed in this catalog are being offered by Sterling Transitions Inc. as agent for consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. By bidding at the auction you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.

    Preview Date: Wednesday, April 19 from 10am to 6pm BY APPOINTMENT. Call 828-338-8448 or email to set your preview time. 

    ONLINE SALE DATES: 8:00am on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to 4:00pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Location: Online Only

    Date/Times: Bidding starts at 8:00am on April 19. Lots will close every minute starting with Lot 1 at 4:00pm on April 23, 2017. Individual closing will be extended 5 minutes when a new bid comes in within 5 minutes of lot closing.


    PLEASE communicate with us regarding payment and pick up if you have questions.  Call 828-338-8448 or email

    LOCATION: All items are located in Columbus, NC. You will receive exact pick up location on your invoice after the auction ends.  If you would like your items shipped, you must let us know via email or phone. See shipping instructions below. Exact address will be on the invoice sent to you after the auction ends.

    PICK UP DATE: Pick up is on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30am to 6:30pm. This is the ONLY available pick up time. If you have a large number of items to pick up, we ask that you contact us to make an appointment.  Exact address will be on the invoice sent to you after the auction ends. Follow SALE signs in the neighborhood. ***Items must be paid for through PayPal PRIOR to pick up or call us to communicate other payment preferences. See payment instructions below. You MUST bring a copy of your proof of payment with you when picking up.  Also, if you are sending someone else to pick up items, then you MUST let us know the name of the person by calling or emailing us PRIOR to pick up. Please bring help to load large items as our staff can not assist.

    SHIPPING: Shipping is available on select items in this auction. Each lot states in the description if it is available for shipping or not. We will be contracting this service to a local UPS store.  We can not determine shipping costs prior to sale ending, so please bid accordingly. We do not offer a refund if the shipping is more than you expected.  You are responsible to pay UPS directly via a credit card by phone at time of shipment.  Items left unpaid to UPS will revert back to party with primary vested interest in the item.  If you would like your items shipped, you MUST communicate instructions with us via phone or email within 24hours of auction ending time to let us know you will not be picking up. All items must be paid for PRIOR to shipping.  Shipping charges will come directly from UPS store as a separate charge.

    Once an auction has ended, the items become the property of the winning bidder (buyer). Ownership of items not picked up during pick up times, or left un-paid for within 24hours of auction ending time will revert to party with primary vested interest in the item to sell or dispose of item as it sees fit. Any funds paid shall be forfeited to satisfy terms of sale. 


    You will receive an EMAIL with an attached invoice from Sterling Transitions Inc AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION, not after the item was sold. This email will include payment instructions via PayPal and instructions for pick up. Paypal requires a secure sign in and accepts all credit card payments. Buyer will need an account on and will use our email address,, for payment on PayPal. We will check IDs at pick up time. We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express. A 15% buyer premium is added to final bid price. 

    Use "" as Pay To email address on Paypal.  If you need to make other payment arrangements, you MUST call us to communicate prior to pick up date or your items will be forfeited.  All items must be paid for within 24hours of sale ending (that means Monday at 4pm) using paypal or call us to communicate other payment preferences.  No exceptions.

    No Guarantee: Everything is sold “As-is, Where-is” without guarantees of any kind. No Exceptions! Neither the auctioneer nor any consignor or staff member makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be deemed to have made any representation or statement at the sale or elsewhere to mean otherwise. Due diligence to verify the condition and description of a lot is the sole responsibility of the Bidder prior to placing any bid. No Returns.

    Sterling Transitions Inc, offers lot descriptions to the best of its knowledge presented solely for the convenience of the Purchaser. Prospective bidders should investigate a lot thoroughly before bidding by reviewing all photos and descriptions and coming to preview prior to bidding. Sterling Transitions does not accept liability for any omissions or mistakes in the description or photos. By bidding the Bidder acknowledges that Bidder has investigated the lot to his or her satisfaction or that Bidder has chosen not to do so, and agrees to accept the lot being bid on with no objections after the sale closes. If you are uncertain please contact us by email at with your questions PRIOR to bidding. If you are still uncertain after we reply, please refrain from bidding.


    ALL SALES ARE FINAL.Placing a bid is a legally binding obligation.


    By Bidding, a bidder agrees to Sterling Transitions Inc. terms and conditions

    Buyer Premium of 15% is added to the final winning bid amount.

    Ownership of all online purchases not picked up during pick up times listed will be forfeited and you may lose your right to bid on items in our future sales. You may call us if you have any problems picking up at 828-338-8448

    We will use reasonable efforts to carry out online bids and do not accept liability for equipment failure, inability to access the internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of online sale.

    By bidding on any item in the sale, the bidder permits Sterling Transitions Inc to add them to their email mailing list. Bidder may freely opt out of mailings at any time by following the instructions in any mailing.

    The auctioneer has the right at his or her absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to withdraw any property before and during the sale, as well as reserve the right to group one or more lots into one or more selling lots, or to subdivide into two or more selling lots. Sterling Transitions Inc. shall have no liability whatsoever for such withdrawal.

    Payments Through PayPal using Credit or Debit Card PRIOR to pick up or shipping. 

    Please bring help to load large items as our staff can not assist.

  • Payment Methods

    Paypal, Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Debit

Sale Description

Come find a treasure in this beautiful home in Columbus, NC right in the heart of horse country.  Parents have passed away and family is selling all contents of the home. Household items include:

Drexel furniture
Antique Singer Sewing Machine 
Craft and Sewing Supplies
Tools - Chainsaws, pneumatic tools, ShopSmith workbench, assorted hand tool- Craftsman, Porter Cable, Ricco and more
Antique and Marble Top Tables
Collectible Dolls
Collectible Beanie Babies
Andrea and other figurines
Hand Painted lamps
Several Sofas and Chairs
Lazy Boy Rocking Recliners
Glass Lighted Cabinets
Office Furniture
Clocks - including Grandfather
King Bedroom Suite
Royal Albert Bone China Set
Organ, Clarinet, Harmonicas and Amp
John Deere riding lawn mower
Vintage Tupperware
Stainless Cookware
Small Appliances
Dining Tables and Chairs (several sets)
Crystal Glassware
Antique Oak Buffet
Cast Iron Skillets
Pampered Chef and other kitchenware
Pocket knives and Jewelry
Baseball Cards
Cameras, Stereos and other electronics
Bikes, scuba gear, and fishing items. 

Join the fun and bid for something that peaks your interest!  We encourage you to come to the preview on April 19 to see all items in person as there are no exchanges or refunds.  You must call for an appointment. 828-338-8448


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