If you haven't been to a live auction, maybe it's time you check one out. I found this place through E-Bay when I was searching for an Erte print after I saw some of his work on a cruise. I found one here and bid on ebay for it, but if I had called or come to the auction in person I would have saved 5% off the fees.
This place is easy to find and they have auctions every weekend, with a wide range of stuff. Their website and the ebay listings have pictures and descriptions, and you can also watch the auction take place live over the internet. There is a camera on their website you can move around remotely via the web! If you want to buy something you can call them and place a bid over the phone. Try it out, I got a great framed Erte print for around $50. They have jewelry, sometimes furniture, just about everything. Sometime I'd like to go in person to an auction but I am not sure how long I could sit still. I would like to hear the auction caller!
Website is here: http://www.bocaauction.com/