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About Our Carriage Auctions

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Martin Auctioneers, Inc. has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity.

We offer over 40 years of auction experience relating to the dispersal of horse drawn vehicles and related equipment.

Why Martin Auctioneers?

The advantages of consigning and attending one of Martin Auctioneers Coach, Carriage, Sleigh and Antique Auctions surpass the capabilities and offerings of our competitors nationwide.

We are recognized as the Carriage Auction leader, conducting and managing world record setting auctions throughout the United States and Canada.

Our award-winning advertising and marketing

Martin Auctioneers has won many awards for our eye catching advertising and professional marketing.

Pennsylvania Carriage Auctions
Martin Auctioneers offers:
  • Largest selection of:
    • Coaches
    • Carriages
    • Sleighs
    • Fine coaching and driving appointments
  • Extensive national and international market
  • Itemized settlement listing and prompt payment of sale proceeds
  • Mobilized to conduct "On-Site Auctions"
  • Facilities include over 30,000 square feet of heated buildings
  • Ample parking areas and loading docks
  • Professional packing and overseas shipping available
  • Trucking arrangements made anywhere in the US
  • Easy access to major highways
  • Abundance of hotel and motel accommodations close by our auction locations

Throughout the past 29 years, Martin's has been responsible for many WORLD RECORDS.

Pemberton Collection
Carriage Auctions

Among the most impressive was the J. D. Pemberton Carriage Collection in Toronto, Ontario, in 1999. The sale of this most prestigious collection made for one of the most memorable weekends on record. Some of the highlights included:

  • Park Drag with lamps - $223,500
  • Brewster Roof Seat Break - $85,000
  • Road Coach - $175,000
  • Woods Bros. Park Drag - $80,000
  • Abbot Downing Stage Coach - $90,000
Brooke Carriage Collection

Another extraordinary collection Martin Auctioneers, Inc. was instrumental in selling was the "Brooke Carriage Collection" at our 26th Annual Spring Auction in May 1997. Here are some highlights:

  • The "Quicksilver" Road Coach by Guiet & Co. - $111,000
  • Brewster Park Drag - $94,500
  • Brewster Landau - $16,000
Annual Fall Auction in November of 2000
  • The Bugatti Traveling Coupe Coach - $200,000
  • The Abbot Downing Concord Coach - $125,00
Absolute Auction of The Seabrook Coaching Stable

This auction featured "the two best examples of English road coaches still in existence," as stated by the late Tom Ryder. It took place at the Seabrook farm on April 27, 2002.

  • The "Tantivity" Road Coach by F & R Shanks of London - $200,000
  • The "Nimrod" Road Coach by F & R Shanks of London - $190,000

Our large two-day auctions of Coaches, Carriages, Sleighs, Appointments and Antiques are events you don’t want to miss!

Each spring and fall we conduct auctions in Pennsylvania at the Lebanon Fairgrounds (www.lebexpo.com). These auctions typically draw 400+ horse-drawn coaches, carriages, and sleighs, and several thousand lots of horse-related equipment, agricultural items, equine collectibles and various antiques.

Friday's Auction

Held inside a 30,000 square-foot building, two lively auctions run simultaneously part of the day. Everything selling Friday is pre-consigned and catalogued.

Just sit back and relax in our reserved seating or bleacher area and get ready to bid as each item is brought across the auction block. After each item is sold, it is placed in a secure area until purchases are paid.

  • Main auction ring: Coaches, carriages and sleighs followed by wheeled miniatures and fine appointments. Fine appointments include carriage lamps, harness, whips, top hats, bowlers, lap robes, horns and many other fine horse related collectibles. This session is reserved for higher quality appointments.
  • Second auction ring: Coaching & driving glassware, pictures, prints, and books followed by antiques & collectibles.
Saturday Session"

Outdoors and under a tent, up to six auctioneers sell simultaneously throughout the day. Bring lots of friends to help with the bidding!

The day starts with rows of horse drawn carriages, sleighs, and wagons. At the same time selling begins in the field rows with antiques, farm machinery and equipment, carriage & wagon parts, non-horse related items & collectibles and continues through the day. Trucks and trailers sell at noon.

Mid-morning, several auctioneers get underway with our tent sessions including riding and driving equipment, tack, horse related items, livery, and western memorabilia along with a large selection of saddles, harness, and harness parts.


Lebanon Expo Food Service offers a complete line of concession foods all day Friday and Saturday.


Buyers are encouraged to preview and inspect consignments, which are available during receiving times. All items sold “AS IS - WHERE IS” with no guarantees expressed or otherwise.

Consignment Sale Contract: horse drawn Vehicles

Download Horse Drawn Vehicle Consignment Sale Contract

  • Horse drawn vehicles consigned to Friday’s catalogued session only.
Consignment Sale Contract: Antiques/Horse-Related Items

Download Consignment Sale contract for Antiques or Horse Related Items

  • Horse drawn vehicles consigned to Saturday sessions.
  • Appointments consigned to Friday’s catalogued session.
  • Trailers, field and tent consignments for Saturday sessions.
  • Go to Forms & Info page
Detailed settlement listings and your proceeds check

Mailed within 15 business days of the auction.

Shipping to the Auction Site

Contact our office for assistance with arranging the shipping of your items to the auction site.

Registering for a bidding number:
  • First time buyers will be asked to provide a Drivers License or other acceptable identification showing name and current address. You will also be asked to provide a phone number.
  • Return buyers will be asked to confirm name, current address and phone number.
Method of payment:
  • Cash, Certified Checks, Travelers Checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
  • Personal or business checks accepted only with a current Bank Letter of Guaranteed Payment. This currently dated letter must be presented at time of registering for a buyer’s number.
Buyer’s Premium added to successful bid to establish final sale price:
  • 3% discount if paid with cash or acceptable check
  • 13% Buyer's Premium
Sales Tax:
  • The total sales price is subject to applicable Sales Tax.
  • Tax-exempt dealers must provide a proper current Exemption Certificate

Absentee & Phone Bid service available for those unable to attend the auction. Please complete the Absentee Bid form.


Lebanon Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, Pa 17042
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Shipping and/or Storage of your auction purchases:
  • Trucking arrangements made anywhere in the US.
  • Professional packing and overseas shipping available.
  • Storage available. Contact our office for availability and price quotes.