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Since 1982, Ziegler Auction has been helping businesses and individuals achieve top dollar for their property in a quick, efficient and professional manner using the auction method of marketing. Our team has the expertise and knowledge to achieve specific goals for every seller. We handle many types of auctions including real estate, commercial, business and personal assets, firearms, antiques, collectibles, and specialty items.

As a firm, we are dedicated to maximizing the return to our clients in the shortest possible time. We know that our prosperity depends on our customers. That's why we offer competitive packages, tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Contact us today to put our auction experience to work for you!

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Our Facility

  • Conveniently located off Rt. 322 near the Hershey attractions.
  • Six acres of parking.
  • Large, modern facility with 3 auction rooms designed to handle extensive collections or estates, or to conduct specialty auctions in conjunction with a regular bi-weekly auction.
  • Locked showcases and portable displays for marketing merchandise.
  • State-of-the-art surveillance and security.
  • Closed circuit capability for maximum security and marketing, such as jewelry or coins.
  • Food and restroom facilities.
  • Climate controlled for our buyers' comfort.
  • Forklifts and Equipment to Handle Large Commercial Assets.

Biography – Jay Ziegler

Jay Ziegler, President and founder of Ziegler Auction Company Ltd., celebrating over 30 years in business since 1983 at the same location in Hershey, PA, Ziegler Auction Company conducts specialty Auctions throughout the year including Government, Real Estate, Commercial Business, Heavy Equipment and Estate Auctions. We use all facets of marketing to sell merchandise including the internet, phone bidding, absentee and on line bidding. Having won numerous National and State Auction Marketing Awards, Jay understands that the auction business is about marketing to optimize the highest return.

Over thirty years ago, Jay earned his Auctioneer license. He has also received the CAI (Certified Auctioneer Institute) designation in 1995, AARE (Auctioneer Accredited Real Estate) designation in 1997. He actively pursues continuing education programs by attending NAA (National Auctioneer Association) and PAA (Pennsylvania Auctioneer Association) Conferences, as well as state and national seminars and workshops related to the auction business. Elected in 2005 as a Director for the National Auctioneer Association representing over 5,500 members, Past President of PAA, Chairman the 2005 NAA Conference and Show held in Pittsburgh, NAA Long Range Planning Committee in 2004 and 2007, Past Chairman of NAA Technology Committee and past Chairman of PAA Technology Committee. He has also served on the State Auctioneer License Committee in 2001 to assist in writing the new Auctioneer State Exam and assisted the Harrisburg Community College Auctioneer Dacuum creating a new curriculum for their auctioneer program in 2004. Rotary 2013 Paul Harris Fellow award.

Experienced includes in selling half a city block of real estate in Philadelphia for over 7 Million. Discovering a Dauphin County Frakter (birth certificate) and selling it thru auction for over $120,000 for its owner. Cataloging and liquidating an industrial plant from start to finish for over 1.7 million. Cataloging and preparing a Ford Industrial plant of 15 acres under roof for auction. Auctioning the famous "Sandusky" wooden plane for $113,000 a world record price to date. Conduction numerous government and public school auctions. Selling drug seized Real Estate for years thru the Pa Attorney General Asset Forfeiture Dept. Liquidating commercial assets for PA General Services. Selling Penn-Dot right of way assets.

Jay Ziegler, Auctioneer


Jay Ziegler, Auctioneer

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