Rock Island Auction Company Selects Proxibid as its Exclusive Online Bidding Partner

Rock Island Auction Company Selects Proxibid as its Exclusive Online Bidding Partner


Omaha, NE—June 11, 2018—Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, today announced Rock Island Auction Company, the #1 auction house for antique and collectible firearms in the world, has selected Proxibid as its exclusive online bidding partner. This exciting announcement comes just in time for the Rock Island Regional Firearms Auction, taking place June 21-24 in Rock Island, IL, and live online on Proxibid.


“Rock Island Auction Company has been working with Proxibid since 2010 to bring our live auctions to global online buyers,” said Dan Thorngren, Vice President of Information Technology for Rock Island Auction Company. “Over the years, Proxibid has proven to be a trusted partner, offering a range of services from strategic marketing and risk management to complete customer support, to ensure we consistently attract and retain bidders in our auctions. We’ve decided to make Proxibid our exclusive online bidding partner because of the company’s commitment to offering a trusted way for buyers to participate in Rock Island firearms auctions, even when they cannot attend the live event. We are excited about this exclusive agreement and the future of Rock Island’s online auctions.”


The Rock Island June Regional Firearms Auction features more than 10,000 firearms, military arms, sporting arms, collector arms, edged weapons, and related items sure to spark the interest of all collectors, whether new or experienced. Interested bidders can view the auction catalog and place prebids now by visiting Proxibid.


All sales on Proxibid are backed by the industry’s most sophisticated risk management and fraud protection system, designed to ensure buyers are safe when transacting online. That, combined with Proxibid’s 99.99%+ uptime and commitment to customer service makes it the best place for purchasing collector firearms online.


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About Proxibid

Proxibid provides auction companies and asset owners with access to the most trusted way to buy and sell highly valued items online. More than $6 billion in inventory passes through Proxibid’s Marketplace annually via live and timed auctions, and Buy Now and Make Offer capabilities, across 16 categories including heavy equipment; industrial machinery; real estate; fine art; antiques and collectibles, and more.


Founded in 2001, Proxibid is headquartered in Omaha, NE with offices in London. For more information about Proxibid, please visit


About Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company has been the #1 firearms auction house in the world every year since 2003. Rock Island Auction Company auctions tens of thousands of firearms, bladed weapons, military artifacts, and firearms accessories annually. The company has a habit of excellence, regularly breaking and re-breaking its own records and redefining success in the industry. Located along the mighty Mississippi River, Rock Island Auction Company’s 86,000 square foot facility hosts nine firearms auctions each year; five are open to the public and the remaining are Online Auctions with no bidders present on site. For more information, please visit