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Karin A. Costa Auctions & Appraisals

Reno, NV 89508
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Karin A. Costa, Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA)  has been conducting estate sales with dignity and respect for the family, the home and the valuable assets for over 30 years.

Karin A. Costa Auctions & Appraisals is a medium to high end auction company focusing on BIG sales of $5000 or greater value. Full estates, workshops and retail businesses a specialty. Her sales include LOTS of the following:

~ firearms, swords, knives and other weapons

~ fine and costume jewelry, gold and sterling objects

~ coins, medals and commemorative items

~ fine art paintings and prints including Asian

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~ quality antiques and decorative arts

~  nostalgic items (Baby Boomer--desirable LP's, Mid Century furniture and decor, toys, etc from childhood)

~ farm, ranch and workshops (woodworking, metal working, auto repair, artist's studios, etc)

~ small businesses (antique stores, retail stores, art galleries, landscaping, construction, etc)

We will include everyday furniture and housewares when selling a full estate. (see our website for photos of our work)

Sale service includes:

~ Sorting and organizing

~ Retail, boutique style display of quality items on cloth covered tables, organized lots of general items, 

~ Multiple photos of each lot and entry into an online catalog for buyers to shop

~ Online, NATIONAL marketing for a minimum of 10 days of EVERYTHING in the catalog (everything you have for sale)

~ Online auction means safety, security and control of your premises, limited impact on the home and neighborhood, convenience to you

~ Supervised buyers during 3 - 4 hour pickup on scheduled day

~ COMPLETE, Itemized listing of all items sold with sale prices, list of items not sold for charitable contribution use

~ Net proceeds in as little as 24 hours after pick up


Karin DOES NOT buyout collections. She will consider consignments of jewelry, sterling and gold.

Karin Costa is  a qualified Appraiser of Personal Property thru the International Society of Appraisers.  Karin can assist you in any type of appraisal need that deals with personal property (estate tax, gift tax, charitable contribution, insurance, divorce, inheritance and business equitable distribution).  Karin's specialized estate management service will manage the placement, shipping and accounting of objects placed at her partner high end and specialty auction sales (think Picasso, collector car and investment firearms).  She also helps out of state executors and trustees manage the location and distribution of heirlooms and the clear out of donation assets.

Karin will answer any question you might have regarding your liquidation needs.

Please call Karin Costa  at 775-722-2776 to discuss your needs.  She looks forward to meeting you.

Karin's credentials include: Certified Estate Specialist designation, education with Sotheby's Institute of Art and the Gemological Institute of America, and professional memberships, authorship and speaking engagements.

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