Public auction offers the most accepted venue to market fine art, antiques,
and collectibles, and is the preferred method of disposition by most of our clients.
A competitive auction climate is the true test of fair market value, and offers the
seller the possibility of good “upside potential” sale prices. Collectors, dealers,
and institutions compete for great items and the results can readily surpass presale
After decisions have been made as to what a family may wish to keep, the question
arises, “What is the best way to sell the rest of the property?” We buy nothing
outright from clients, but rather sit side-by-side with the same interest in realizing
the most we can for whatever we have to sell. As a result, we operate a little differently
than the typical regional auctioneer.
We place property for sale in the most appropriate of three auction venues:
First, we offer the option of sending important higher end property to Live
Auction Salesrooms in New York. With placement in the most knowledgeable and sophisticated
market, major works of art will be guaranteed the exposure needed to attain the best
We conduct semi-annual online auctions on iGavelAuctions.com, with public exhibitions
held in Western North Carolina. After years of conducting successful online sales
through Sothebys.com during their partnerships with both Amazon and eBay, we chose
iGavel as our online sale venue. Comprised of former Sothebys.com Associates, iGavel
features fine art, antiques, and collectibles with guarantees of authenticity and
condition so buyers can bid with confidence. The process is completely transparent
and can be followed by both Executors and the family anywhere in the world via computer.
iGavel offers searchable listings, an online archive of all items sold on the site,
and extended bidding that eliminates sniping. Please check out the website, and become
a registered bidder if you have not yet done so: iGavelAuctions.com. Also familiarize
yourself with our payment policy and shipping policy.
Lastly, we arrange with regional auction associates for the sale and removal
of any residue property unsuitable for sale on iGavel, leaving the premises broom
swept and in order.
We are always accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. If you have something
you would like to sell at auction please contact us by email with an image attached
if possible. We will gladly respond with an estimate and reserve price if it is appropriate
material for our sales.
Please let us know if you would like to join our email list and receive notifications
about our online estate sales. We send one notification email to you once all the
property is up online and available for viewing, and you can opt-out of the emails