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Golden's Appraisal, Auction & Estate Services

Woodstock, GA 30188
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Full service company offering written appraisals, evaluations, auctions and estate liquidations. We specialize in selling items too valuable to get their deserved price in local estate sales through our network of on-line auctions and direct to collector network.

Owned by an accredited appraiser and licensed auctioneer with 30+ years in the antique business.

We take items on consignment that should not be left in an estate sale because they are either not going to sell or you will have to give them away. Before contracting with a sales company, we will evaluate your items FOR FREE and let you know which we would be able to sell for you at a much higher value that you will get during a 2-3 day walkthrough sale with their cost being cut 25-50%.

We also handle one-family homes to the largest estate sale ever held (according to the NY Times): Dean Gardens - 32,000 square feet, 1.6 million in inventory. We only agree to handle estates where the contents are estimated to be worth $20,000 and up. We do have a network of trusted estate sale companies we can recommend for smaller estates.


(Our first estate sale, covered by the New York Times!)

We believe the goal of a sale is to sale as much as possible to generate the most revenue.  To accomplish this, we do pre-sale items as much as possible and work with a national network of specialty auction houses and nationally known dealers and collectors to obtain the most for you high end items and collections.

We know of no other estate management company headed by a licensed auctioneer and accredited appraiser. Before you commit to another service, check their credentials. Some falsely claim to be licensed auctioneers and have other qualifications when they are not. Check on them and then check with us. We have many possible solutions to help you in your specific situation. Many others make you fit their way of doing business and even usually charge you more than we do.  As a family run business, we can move quickly and are far more flexible in the way we work with you than others.

Call them first, then give us a call. You will be surprised at the differences!

Unlike some others out there


  • charge an upfront or "administrative fee"
  • refuse to sell any clothing in the estate
  • insist you be absent during the sale
  • charge high hourly rates for any pre-sale / post-sale help requested


  • customize the estate sale to fit your particular situation
  • 'presale' your items, if desired, to get the most sold and get you cash sooner
  • accept cash, credit cards and checks
  • have access to a library of over 1400 books on antiques and collectibles and several online services to research your high end items



  • Accredited by the International Society of Appraisers in 1998
  • President of the Georgia Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers for 2000 and 2001
  • Licensed auctioneer in Georgia since 1997, license number 2817
  • Appraiser for
  • Lead appraiser for Internet show "For What Its Worth"
  • Member of Association of Online Appraisers
  • Former antique mall owner
  • Host of upcoming weekly podcast "Answers On Antiques"
  • Appraiser on Atlanta episode of Travel Channel's "Baggage Battles"
  • Holds numerous "Road Show" events in the Atlanta area annually
  • Successfully completed 15 hour course and exam of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), valid through December 16, 2016 

Here what our customers say about us Client Comments

Our Testimonials

This letter of recommendation is for my new friends at Golden's Appraisal, Auction and Estate Services. I sold my home in John's Creek and began the monumental task of photographing all its contents for two charitable events and an auction. The task was above my pay scale, so we hired Golden's to assist. They not only did an outstanding job completing the project, but they were also invaluable running the charitable events and tracking the sell and payments of each item sold. We honestly could not have done it without them.

Since meeting Mr. Golden, I have come to know and respect him and his family (they helped too). I have immense admiration for his skills and more importantly his character.

I couldn't give any higher recommendation for anyone
Larry Dean, Dean Gardens, Johns Creek
Mr. Golden's expertise in a variety of areas of the antique world is amazing. . . as an appraiser, he has vast knowledge in many areas and is thorough in his evaluations. In addition, he knows the current market and how items will sell in today's economy. We will definitely use his services in the future as we represent a variety of estates and need expertise beyond the normal offerings. Pam Bulman, Estate Sales Over Georgia
Walter Golden and his family helped Fragile Kids Foundation tremedously at our Dean Gardens Estate Sale. Working with them made me realize how complicated estate sales can be and that we could not have done it without him and his crew. They are very professional, bright, trustworthy and kind. They made things run very smoothly which is critical in these situations.

I highly recommend Walter Golden for any of the services he provides. As a matter of fact he will be helping us again with two more live auctions.

Thank you Walter, Elizabeth, Rachael, Rebecca and the rest of the crew.
Jill Gossett, Director of Development, Fragile Kids Foundation
Please consider this letter a heart-felt "Thank You" for the wonderful job you did for me handling my family's antique furniture that had been collecting dust at my home in Woodstock!

As I told you, I had almost given up on what to do with it until I chatted with you and learned of all the outstanding avenues you had to offer in marketing my furniture. And the speed with which it sold amazed me, as did the amount it garnered in the Northeast.

The crowing touch, though, was your volunteering to shephard the cartage end for me as I had to be out of town that day; how many people in your line of work would cover for someone on such a mundane task as handling and loading the goods for their trip north? Very few, I'm sure!

Again, thanks so much for all your assistance and be assured that, should I need those services again, you will be the only person I contact. Have a great year!
Corinne G. Grizzard, Woodstock, Georgia
Thanks again for running a great estate sale. I especially appreciate how you continued to market our large armoires and other antiques that didn’t sell during the weekend event. Two weeks later, every piece was sold. Enjoyed working with you, your wife and daughter.

Glad to see that the Mustang was fully restored … what a great car!!

All the best.
Jeff Villwock, Sentinel on the River, Roswell, Georgia
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