Friday, August 17, 2012

Highlighting Atlanta Auction Companies

There are several large companies in the Atlanta area that specialize in auctioning antiques, estates, and collectible items. Antique lovers and bargain hunters can find all kinds of treasures at these sales. Live auctions are fast paced and fun to attend. Here are several auction companies in the area to check out.

Gallery 63 is featured on Auction Kings, the Discovery Channel's Reality TV series which airs on Thursdays at 9pm. Owner Paul Brown has 30 years experience in the antiques business. Gallery 63 has become well known for offering unique and high end pieces. Two live auctions are scheduled each month and are open to the public. Past auctions have included such diverse items as a Civil War document signed by Abraham Lincoln, a collection of vintage scrimshaw pieces, a John Wayne commemorative gun collection, and vintage autos. New items arrive all the time. The auction house takes in approximately 500 lots each week consisting of furniture, artwork, rugs, jewelry, and collectibles. Gallery 63 sells items only at auction; it does not sell retail. Auction items can be previewed online or at their 12,000 square foot facility at 4577 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Children are not allowed at the auctions.

Depew Auction has been a favorite among antique lovers since 1981. They specialize in estate liquidations and offer a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, and unusual items. Live auctions are held every other Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. They also have online auctions. Depew Auction is located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta at 715 Miami Circle, Suite 210.
King Galleries has been holding monthly antique and estate auctions since 1998. They sell furnishings, accessories, collectibles, jewelry, European antiques, and architectural elements. Interested buyers can preview auction items Monday-Friday from 9:30am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-5pm. King Galleries is located at 854 Atlanta Street in Roswell.

Four Seasons Auction Gallery, with its 50,000 square foot facility, is the largest full time, full service auction company in the Southeast. The company liquidates estates, offering fine art, jewelry, furnishings, and vintage cars. They also auction real estate. Auctions are conducted at their facility or at the seller's location. New items arrive daily into their inventory, and auctions are held frequently. Their regularly scheduled Super Sunday Antique and Estate Auctions are held the first weekend of each month. Buyers should check the website for other auction dates. Four Seasons Auction Gallery is located in Alpharetta, Georgia, at the corner of Hwy 9 and McFarland Road, just off GA 400.

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