ANOTHER memorable auction! (disaster averted)

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Over the years, we have had many outstanding antique auctions, and up until now, TWO very memorable auctions, but now we have THREE!
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Aunt Ethel devoted her life to collecting door knobs…and she willed them all to you!

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In this business, I deal with a lot of collectors. People will collect almost anything…..from cups and saucers, to barb wire, I’ve seen or heard about almost everything!
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Fall colours…cooler temperatures…and I think back to my antique business many years ago.

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Whenever fall rolls around, I think back to the time I ran my antique store.

I had a small store, Highways 400 and 88, just outside of Bradford.  I ran the business from 1984-1994. (more…)

Family Pieces Staying In The Family?

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About a week ago I was on a house call, and made arrangements to pick up several items the following week, to consign to an upcoming auction. (more…)

A Little Insight Into The Other Side Of The Auction Business.

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Auctions can be a lot of fun, and I work hard to make sure they are enjoyable. I think they are supposed to be fun. That’s the difference between a live auction and the on-line auctions.
However, there is the other side of the auction business that most people do not see. Dealing with family who have just lost a loved one, or dealing with someone who is settling their personal affairs. (more…)

Change for the sake of change, is not always good.

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I had an interesting phone call today. A guy called me from Boston, said he found my website, and thought we would be a good fit for the service he was trying to sell. Basically they provide the software to allow for on-line bidding in addition to our live auction.
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2016 Off To A Strong Start!

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I must admit, I haven’t been updating my “News & Views” blog as often as I should, but this year has been incredibly busy! (more…)

Thoughts on the passing year

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I noticed a big increase in the number of on-line auction companies. Not a direction I am interested in going at this time. I am an auctioneer…I love live auctions...not ready to give that up to spend more time sitting at a computer! (more…)