Bid America

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season

Bid America was a television show that premiered in 2012 and was produced by Total Content Digital. The show centered around the world of auctions and provided an exciting and informative look at the auction industry. The show featured a diverse range of auctions including estate sales, charity galas, and high-end art auctions.

The main focus of the show was on the auctioneers and the bidders. The auctioneers were the stars of the show, with their unique talents and personalities being showcased in every episode. The bidders were also a crucial part of the show, as they competed for the item up for auction.

The show was divided into different segments, each focusing on a particular auction. Each episode featured a wide range of items up for auction, from rare artwork and jewelry to antiques and collectibles. The auctioneers provided fascinating insights into the items and their history, making the show both entertaining and educational.

Aside from the auctions, the show also delved into the behind-the-scenes world of the auction business. Viewers gained an understanding of the intense preparation that goes into an auction event, from the marketing and advertising to the design and staging of the auction venue.

Bid America was also unique in that it explored the emotional side of auctions. Bidders were often passionate about the items they were bidding on, and the show captured the excitement and tension that was felt during these intense bidding wars. Viewers were brought along for the ride, experiencing the adrenaline rush of the bidding process.

One of the most impressive aspects of Bid America was its accessibility. The show included auctions from various parts of the country, making it possible for viewers to see auctions that they might not otherwise have access to. The show also had a strong online presence, with auctions available for bidding on the show's website.

Overall, Bid America was an exciting and educational show that provided viewers with an inside look at the world of auctions. With its diverse range of auctions and engaging personalities, the show was able to capture the excitement and intensity of the auction world, making it a must-watch for fans of auctions and collectors alike.

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Born in a Barn
13. Born in a Barn
September 24, 2012
A boat auction the way auctioneering used to be. This episode takes place in the Mikkelson restoration facility in Willmar Minnesota where so many of Paul's beautifully restored Falls Flyer boats re-built to perfection.
Fight Fire With Fire
12. Fight Fire With Fire
September 17, 2012
As a young man Mervyn Criser spent his career as a Wichita Fireman. Now, some 45 years later, he's become a serious collector and historian of the firemen in Wichita's rich history.
Chewing the Fat
11. Chewing the Fat
September 8, 2012
Woody's barbershop collection is from all across America including barber poles, lush chairs, and sharp razors. In the old days the barbershop was a social gathering spot to talk about the day's events.
Motor Madness
10. Motor Madness
September 3, 2012
Mikkelson boat motors are a sight to see. Impeccably restored, these motors made by Evinrude, Mercury, and Johnson are the biggest names and most powerful engines in the boating industry.
Sign of the Times
9. Sign of the Times
August 27, 2012
Desmond's neon sign collection shows off the rare pieces and iconic neon beer signs that made Milwaukee famous, such as Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Hamms.
Woody, a Toy Story
8. Woody, a Toy Story
August 20, 2012
Woody has a real passion for diversity. Woody features his advertising sign collection with rare pieces from great America brands: Chevrolet, Hires Root beer, AC Delco and Schwinn Bicycles to name a few.
Play It Safe
7. Play It Safe
August 13, 2012
Avid collector Bob Evans is back at it selling his prized possession, a "Mosler Salesman Sample Safe" for over $20,000.
Toys in the Attic
6. Toys in the Attic
August 6, 2012
The Mikkleson collection of toy boats is second to none. Toy boat collectors are some of the most ravenous, and in this episode we found one collector who started early - at the ripe age of 10.
Weapons, Warriors, & Wonders
5. Weapons, Warriors, & Wonders
July 30, 2012
The late Arthur Nelson had a voracious appetite for advertising, country store, toys and anything unusual including 20th Century toys, civil war fire arms and an 18th Century samurai warrior armor set.
Can't You Read the Signs?
4. Can't You Read the Signs?
July 23, 2012
Desmond is the man with one leg and one name. Desmond has the world's premier neon sign collection starting from the 1940's right up to today's beer and soft drink signs.
Whatever Floats Your Boat
3. Whatever Floats Your Boat
July 16, 2012
Paul Mikkelson collected anything that had to do with classic and antique boats, motors, and items from boating history.
Time Is Money
2. Time Is Money
July 9, 2012
Wayne "Woody" Woodrum is a classic clock collecting character that is a throw back to the old "barter in barnyard" days of auctions.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
July 1, 2012
Bob Evans has a fantastic collection of immaculately restored cars; A "˜55 Chevy, "˜33 Chevy 5 window coupe, "˜56 Packard 400.
  • Premiere Date
    July 1, 2012