Moebius brings something unique to the auction block | Business
From vintage baby buggies, oil cans, and wagon spokes begging to refurbished to a macrame owl that traveled from Switzerland in the 1970s and a collection of Star Wars comic books, Moebius Auction House has it all. Moebius will host it’s first event on Saturday morning, specializing in all things funky and unique and the new family business wants to put entertainment and fun up on the auction block.
“We want to do something different,” said Emily Behar. Emily and her husband Will are auction fanatics and when their auto restoration business slowed down they decided to give their hobby and passion a go. “It just kind of came around from our own interests.”
What makes Moebius Auction House different? Outside of firearms and anything illegal they’ll accept anything to auction. They’re introducing a special section called the Swamp Auction. On auction day people can bring by whatever they want, the quirkier the better, for a surprise auction at the end the regular event.
“Most auctions don’t really take stuff like that,” said Will. That’s why Stars Wars comics are ready to be auctioned alongside vintage oil cans and a macrame owl.
“We’re excited to see what shows up on auction day,” said Emily. The Swamp Auction items that arrive the day of will be kept behind a curtain and won’t be available during the consignment item viewing, adding a touch of anticipation the regular auction process.
The idea is that anyone can show up with anything on the day of the auction. Emily says people that have consigned items for the regular auction are already thinking about what they’ll bring for the Swamp Auction on Saturday morning. To sweeten the deal Moebius is offering same day pay out for those wanting to turn their old items into a quick buck.
Moebius is quickly becoming a family affair. Will is taking on the role of auctioneer while Emily will be the clerk on Saturday handling item check in. Will’s mother is ready to run a concession stand and their 17-year-old son, Zach, has been pitching in as well.
The Behars decided to renovate their autoshop into a auction hall just after Christmas and have been working around the clock to get it ready for the February 1st opening.
“It’s an undertaking that’s for sure,” said Will.
While many people told the Behars that the barebones warehouse look of the auto shop was perfect for an auction house, the couple disagreed and has been working hard to make Moebius a warm and inviting place for everyone. They hope that by making the space welcoming it will elevate the fun nature of the Swamp Auction.
“It’s going to be an adventure,” said Emily.
Moebius Auction House will kick off it’s first auction on Saturday, February 1st starting at 10am. Preview starts at 8am and the Swamp Auction will hit the block at the end of the regular auction.
Moebius Auction House
- 3002 W. Seltice Way
- Post Falls, ID