Handling an estate of a loved one can be very stressful. Let us take some of the stress and pressure off.
The commission is all-inclusive so the client never pays any money out of pocket -- all marketing and advertising (online and print), staff to work the sale plus clean-up (light) (extra fee for "broom clean" or should a large roll-off dumpster be needed), as well as pricing and staging is wrapped into the commission; we have professional signage to attract passersby to the sale; we research items to find the best and fair reasonable fair market value.
I grew up around antiques having spent many summers at my grandparents house and dairy in Gardena. Grandma inherited and shipped out a household of antiques from Oklahoma City to Gardena in the early 1960s. You can imagine the fun I had going through trunks of Victorian clothing as well as playing hide and seek behind the antique furniture stored behind the main house, built in 1928. In fact my first acquisition of antique clothing was when I was 12 and Grandma gave me my great great Aunt Aura's petticoat and drawstring crochet handbag...which I still have nearly 54 years later. I'm also proud to own the family 1906 Busch and Gerts upright grand piano.
I have collected antiques since 1971 and caught the estate sale bug in 1983. I've published articles in national magazines such as American Country Collectibles about attending estate sales and auctions as well as Victoria Magazine on collecting antique fashion plates. My personal collections run from antique clothing, including a prized pair of French 1850s red silk satin shoes with marcasite horseshoe buckles, an 1840s straw wedding bonnet, 1870s Point de Gauze wedding lace to the more obscure like my Egyptian Scarabs dating to the reign of King Rameses II (I named them Antony and Cleopatra). I'm a huge history buff and fabulous at research.
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I'm parent to two adult children and proud grandmother of three handsome grandsons. My oldest is a Staff Sergeant in the Marines. My middle grandson is in high school and the youngest cutie pie is entering kindergarten. I lost my mom in March this year. She was 92.
Since retiring from government work in 2014, I have liquidated 32 estates in two years and have a fantastic team who assists me.