Announcing our new website

by Gail Osona

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new website in time for the 2014 season!

We have always put our customers at the forefront of our business, and our new online offering is simply an extension of that philosophy. We have developed our new website to better serve our buyers, our sellers and also all of you curious enthusiasts!

What’s new?

Rafael’s Online Marketplace
When an item fails to sell at auction, where does it go? Well, it goes straight back to our warehouse to wait for the next auction. But why should our buyers have to wait to purchase these items? That’s where Rafael’s Online Marketplace comes in, a virtual cash and carry available to you 24/7, 365 days a year. Browse our ever changing inventory of high quality items, all priced to sell. Simply contact us and we will work with you to arrange your purchase right away!

Absentee Bidding
Today we roll out our brand new online absentee bidding system. Now you can leave bids on individual items as you preview our upcoming auctions. All you need to do is sign up for an account and start browsing and bidding today.

Expanded Department Pages
Learn more about the departments we specialize in and see some of the prices realized at auction. Just select the DEPARTMENTS tab above.

We are very excited to bring you the latest news from the auction industry and our community of Nantucket. Stay tuned for informative articles tailored to both buyers and sellers.

Site Search
Now you can search our website for items by keyword. Your search will return both upcoming items and items that have previously been offered in our auctions.

Our website has gone mobile! This site has been optimized for smartphones, tablets and of course more traditional devices like laptops and desktops.

What’s old?

We recognize that our previous website had lots of great features and resources. That’s why they can all still be found on our new site!

Auction Archives
Yes, you can still browse our auction archives all the way back to 2004!

Artist Bios
We are working hard to build on our already extensive library of artist biographies. Please check back frequently.

We have expanded our guide to consigning and improved our online consignment form. Now you can attach pictures of your items when you submit them for consignment!

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What’s next?

We have already begun adding items to our upcoming Memorial Day Weekend Auction and our Annual Americana, Fine Arts and Maritime Auction. So what are you waiting for? Take our new website for a test drive and let us know what you think!

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