AHS Blog

Silent Auction Items

Date Posted: October 4, 2023       Categories: 49 History

See the most updated auction prices as of Saturday morning here.


The Alaska Historical Society is reviving its annual conference silent auction. The auction is the organization’s primary fundraiser to support its many programs. All auction items
have been generously donated by supporters and friends.

Look inside to explore the treasures to be had. Many are books—some familiar, some rare and unusual. There are lots of great and quirky ephemera items. Take this opportunity to build your Alaskana collection or to acquire items to give as gifts. At the same time, you will be supporting the Alaska Historical Society.

The auction items will be displayed in the Book Room at the conference with bid sheets. There will also be several boxes of bargain books for sale. Several authors plan to bring books and will be signing and selling them too.

Those not attending the conference are welcome to submit bids through our email members@alaskahistoricalsociety.org. The AHS website www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org will be updated Friday evening and Saturday noon with the current high bids—in case remote bidders want to increase their bids. The auction will close Saturday at 5 p.m.

View the AHS auction catalog here.

How the Auction Works

  • All bids must be for a minimum of 50% of the listed estimated value.
  • Bidding is open to all. Invite friends and family to bid!
  • Successful bidders attending the conference should pay and take their items after the
    auction closes or Sunday morning. Successful remote bidders will receive an email the
    following week with instructions on how to pay. After payment is received, the items
    will be mailed.

Remember to Bid early and often – the auction ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday!