Gander & Gavel Auction Co., LLC is a military veteran family owned small business. Both Stephanie and Andrew are North Carolina licensed auctioneers whom combined; have more than two decades worth of valuable collector and reseller price comparison experience. We believe in the auctioneering profession and running a clean honest auction for both the selling and buying clients.
Gander & Gavel Auction Co. LLC offers estate services, consignment options, partial buy outs of small collections & rooms, and buyouts up to estate contents. We have worked on short notice on many occasions to empty the contents of a home. If you are short on time, don't want to deal with a contract process, and need/want it all gone off of the premises, we can help you with that too. We offer free consultations. Our service range covers the following areas: Goldsboro, Raleigh, Greenville, Fayetteville, Morehead City, New Bern, Wilmington, Rocky Mount, and Jacksonville.
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There are a few things that we kindly ask potential clients take into consideration prior to a consultation. The first request we ask of estate/property owners, is that everything remain completely untouched prior to and after a consultation. We ask that the estate/owners not discard anything at all prior to a consultation. This includes anything that might be perceived as garbage, junk, or outdated. Please contact us before renting that dumpster!
During house consultations, we often find items in discard piles that later garner high levels of interest from bidders in our sales/auctions. This is one reason we believe hiring an estate services professional is crucial, so a client can maximize the profits from a sale. By knowing the market, we are able to pinpoint key items that will reach and exceed our clients expectations for the auction/sale. We are dedicated to our clients by always recognizing what items will likely sell and the best strategy to make the most money for our clients. Gander & Gavel Auction Co. LLC also actively networks extensively with notable and well known area collectors, long time antique dealers, antiques enthusiasts, and other estate professionals. We also advertise extensively through social media, print advertisements, auction websites, and other avenues. In addition to print and online advertising, our company also has an active billboard up on a main highway in Goldsboro, NC.
Buyout vs Partial Buyout vs Auction vs Estate Sale (tag sale)?
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Buyouts consists of the client selling all contents to the auctioneer for an agreed price with a timeframe for the items to be removed from premises. Partial buyout consists of the client consigning items for auction and selling items to the auctioneer. Auctions can be conducted in our auction house or on site with one pickup day which can minimize the number of customers on the premises at one time with starting bids or reserve bids and auction date agreed upon by both the client and auctioneer; our auctions are online only at this time. Estate Sales are done on site and may last multiple days with possible price changes each day with multiple customers at the premises each day.
We invite you to contact us today for a consultation!
About Andrew: Andrew is a 20 year Air Force career airman, Iraq war veteran, and an Eagle Scout. He officially retired from the military in April 2021. Andrew's areas of experience center on antique and vintage sporting and outdoor gear, cast iron, coins, militaria, and certain vintage farming type items. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing especially in his spare time. Andrew grew up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and has a background rich in Appalachian heritage. He grew up around vintage and antiques while helping his grandmother keep her beautiful glass and furniture tidy and dusted on a daily basis. Andrew has almost a decade of experience in selling vintage and antiques and has a keen eye for detail. He also has no hesitation when it comes to looking in attics, out buildings, and crawling into crawl spaces.
About Stephanie: Stephanie's birthplace is Wales on the south western coast of England and she grew up near Cambridge. Her father was career military so she grew up all over the US and attended school in England. As a teenager, Stephanie thoroughly enjoyed visits to Italy, the Spanish islands, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Scotland, Belgium, and the London area. Ancient European architecture and the vibrant outdoor markets of Europe teeming with culture and antiques helped shape her love of all things antique and vintage. Stephanie's areas of experience center on mid century glass particularly vintage Pyrex, Fire King, and glassware of the 1930s era such as MacBeth Evans and McKee. She also has experience in dealing with antique ephemera, antique and vintage holiday items to include Halloween and Christmas, mid century furnishings, vintage textiles, and many different types of antique and vintage kitchen ware particularly from the early 1930s-early 1960s. Stephanie also has experience handling clothing, handbags, and accessories from the mid century era. She has a decade of experience in selling vintage and antiques. In a live auction setting, Stephanie is primary bid caller and is known for her rapid and sharp auctioneering. Her style of auctioneering has been likened to that of a tobacco auctioneer from yesteryear.
Andrew and Stephanie own one of North Carolina's largest vintage Pyrex, Fire King, and vintage kitchen glass collections to include Pyrex made for the European market in the mid century era. Their collection has been featured with national publication "Flea Market Decor" magazine on multiple occasions. They share their curated personal vintage kitchenware & mid century home furnishing collections with their thousands of social media followers. Stephanie is often consulted by vintage dealers and other auctioneers to identify mid century glassware to include stamps, era, pattern, and manufacturer. Andrew and Stephanie have traveled to 11 states on vintage and antique treasure hunting trips. From barns in Western Ohio to the Michigan border, through the mountains of east Tennessee, down to the Florida panhandle, and back up through into Pennsylvania. Stephanie and Andrew have been dealing vintage and antiques in antique booths and juried outdoor vintage festivals for 10 years.