Giving “It’s Complicated” A Whole New Meaning…

Consider the following scenarios: Someone approaches you and explains that they have something that you want, and they are willing to let it go for a decent price!  Generally speaking, that would be something we considered a good thing, right?

Now, take the same scenario, and add one small variable to it. Let’s pretend now that the individual approached you, and wanted to sell you something that you wanted, but this time…they describe it as very complicated. Would that deter you from the purchase? What if we told you that there is an item that frequently makes the rounds in the world of antiques, and the more complicated, the better? Would that “tick” you off? What could we be “tocking” about?


Clocks and watches (if you didn’t already know) generally speaking, have a gauge of “complication”, and the more complicated the better! (more…)

Movin’ On Up…

jewelrytree  A little less than a decade ago Pot Of Gold Auction opened our doors as a small mom-and-pops venture.  Over the years we have sold a variety of items…an interesting mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly…but always with an eye to bringing in better and better consignments.  We always want to be accessible to bidders who have a smaller budget, while also appealing to high end clientele.  And sometimes a single item can bridge that entire span.  A simple “kitschy” item like the Jewelry Christmas Tree collage you see here is made of inexpensive costume, rhinestone jewelry, but because of the style and period the piece reflects it can actually command quite a high price to the right bidder! Read on…  (more…)

Size Matters…

When you are bidding on line, and you see something like this majestic Eagle Bolo Tie, it looks larger than life…prideful, stately bird that represents the greatest nation on earth…it’s got to be about a foot tall, right? Read on for a helpful hint…


Guns, Coins, Jewelry, & Collectibles online sale auction

Pictures & on-line bidding for all upcoming auctions is available at:

Located at pot of gold estate auction house (215 E Western Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323 (South of the I-10 on Dysart Rd)

February 19, 2013 / Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Same-day Preview 12:noon to Start of Auction.
Fantastic Auction with 400 lots of quality items. You won’t want to miss this no-minimum-bid, Live & Internet Auction which features Guns, ammo, reloading supplies, Coins, Jewelry, & Collectibles! Most items are offered without Reserves!
Preview begins at 12:00 noon, live auction starts at 6:00pm.
always find pictures & on-line bidding at:

A partial list includes:

Firearms (online gun auction)
DTI AR-15 in 223 Semi Auto Rifle
Winchester Model 1892 in 38 WCF
Group Industries HR43325 “UZI” in 9MM
Glock 21 in .45 ACP Semi Auto Pistol
Colt Lawman MK III in 357 MAG Revolver
ATI 91/30 Bolt Action Rifle
Norinco MAK 90 in 7.62×39 Semi Auto Rifle
Ornate Antique Black Powder Flintlock Rifle
Reloading .223 reloading supplies and other calibers
7.62 x 54R Ammo, 9mm ammunition  and other calibers

Coins (online coin auction)
$10.00 United States Note series 1901
1928 Hawaii Commemorative Half-$ Gem BU
1914-D Lincoln Head Cent AU
1942/41-P Mercury Dime VG
1889-CC Morgan Silver Dollar VF
1915-S Panama Commemorative Half-$ AU
$20.00 Gold Certificate 1882
Red Seal $5.00 United States Notes
1934 Daniel Boone Commemorative Half-$ Gem BU
1996 U.S. Prestige Mint Set Proof
Slab Error 2007 Dollar Coins ICG MS64-65
1932-D Washington Quarter VF
1921-S Buffalo Nickel Very Good

Fine and Estate Jewelry (online jewelry auction)
Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Sterling Red Coral Pendant & Earrings Set
Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Sterling Silver & Leather Concho Belt
Sterling Cuff Bracelet Signed Zuni J.R.B.
Sterling Silver Natural Turquoise Bracelet, Signed FMA Alamo
Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace
L/L Dickson Sterling Silver Sunface Bracelet
Sterling Silver Elk Turquoise Belt Buckle
Jewelry Sterling Morenci Spider Turquoise Ring
Zuni Sterling Silver Rainbow Kachina Ring

Model Trains (online train auction)
K-Line NH EP-5 Electric Engine #377 MIB
Lionel Warbonnet O-27 Gauge Electric Train Set MIB
Lionel Santa Fe SD75 Diesel #204 Train Engine MIB
Bachmann Trains Hand Car w/ Trailer # 96201 MIB
Bachmann Royal Blue Electric Train Set MIB
Lionel Operating Mickey & Donald Handcar MIB
K-Line NH William Brewster Diner, 18″ O-Scale MIB

Antiques, Collectibles (online antique collectible auction)
Large Ivory Eagle Statue / Figurine
Masur’s Bakelite Mahjong / Mah Jongg Game Set
Wilesco D5 Steam Engine
Vintage Art Allegorical Scene w/ Gesso Frame
Vintage Child’s Wooden Horse Tricycle
Antique Oak Barber’s Cabinet
Hunting and Fishing Knives-Used
Carved Oriental Jade Figurines
Coach Purple Suede / Leather Tote
Coach Dark Brown Leather Wallet
Metal Boars Head German Helmet Inkwell
Masquerade Illusion Barbie MIB
Designer Purse Dooney & Bourke All Leather
Annette Himstedt Presents” Panchita” & “Poncho” Puppet Kinder
German Hunting Scene Stein With Pewter Thumb Lid
Vintage Betsy Wetsy Doll Set MIB
Handmade Native American Woven Baskets
Vintage McCoy Pottery Puppy Cookie Jar
Signed Native American Indian Style Pottery
Navajo Woven Run Diamond Pattern
Civil War Era Newspaper Philadelphia “Press”
Victorian Style Bohemian Art Cased Glass Vase
Black on Black Manuel Olivas Native American Pottery
Paramount Pictures Audrey Hepburn Mattel DolI MIB
Charles Dickens Weekly Journals Civil War Era
1940 Disney “Sleepy” From Snow White & 7 Dwarfs
My Fair Lady Barbie & Ken Dolls MIB
Franklin Mint Porcelain Great Horned Owl
Brighton Shoulder Bag / Purse
Circa 1880-1890 American Victorian Photos
Vintage Political Pins Nixon / Carter