I haven’t written on this site for about a year. I apologize as people were beginning to find the site and joining it.
About a year ago I accepted the call to become the Transitional Pastor of Madison First Baptist Church in my hometown while they sought new pastoral leadership. This is a church with two other ministers on staff plus other employees. Between that and doing the occasional auction I’ve been rather busy and just haven’t taken the time to write. The church is currently interviewing potential candidates so my time there may be drawing to a close. It’s been a great opportunity to serve some wonderful people.
Someone asked me the other day if I hadn’t retired. Yea, twice, but they don’t seem to take. I like staying busy doing things that serve other people. Both my pastoral work and my auction business allows me to serve others. Even though I turned 69 a few weeks ago I still like to be active and involved.
You can help me do that! Because of my ministry work I haven’t been as proactive in pursuing auctions as I would like. Now that it looks like that work is about to end I would love to conduct more auctions.
I’m not interested in selling people’s left-over yard sale items. There’s a reason it didn’t sell at your yard sale, and it’s the same reason I don’t want to fool with it now. As I’ve told people, I’m too old to run a $2.00 auction house and won’t do it. I am interested in selling quality items and estates. The kind of items I like selling on consignment are antiques, quality glassware and pottery, knives, guns, coins, tools, jewelry, primitives, and quality collectibles. Of course, when it comes to estates we sell everything, and I do mean everything!
I recently sold an estate for a lady who was moving to be closer to family. She wanted it all gone. In one room her late husband had a large assortment of geodes and semi-precious stones he had collected from all over the country. I started loading them up to move to my auction center. She was amazed I was going to sell those “rocks” as she was planning on throwing them outside around the house to get rid of them. Those “rocks” brought almost $400.00 at the auction! That’s why I always tell people who need to sell an estate to never throw anything away until an auctioneer looks at it.
I would like to increase the number of auctions I do to at least two per month. A few weeks ago I got my Kentucky auctioneer license so I can do auctions there now as well as here in Indiana. If you live in either state and thinking about selling at an auction, contact me. I’ll be glad to come and see if your estate or consignment items would sell well at auction. If an auction is not the best route for you to take to sell your items, I’ll tell you that as well. Of course, regardless of where you live, you can always ship your items to me to sell for you.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the auction process.