Butcher of Strats
Most Honored Senior Member
- Feb 28, 2022
That sounds like a good professional.Sounds like you need Mike Wolf to come and pick your collection
For what it's worth, in the late 90s I had a great uncle and aunt who passed. My parents were their "executor trustee" ??? Not sure of the english term. In all cases, we had to go to California and liquidate the estate and distribute the proceed according to their will.
We found an auction house that specialize in estate liquidation. They were highly efficient and very good to deal with. The basically came in the house with an army of people, labelled everything in the house, created a list and gave us a copy. We had 24h to go through it and remove the label of anything we wanted to keep. The morning after they showed up, packed and took everything with a label and gave us an updated copy of the inventory.
A few weeks later, they sold everything at auction and gave us the proceed minus their 15% commission. This was absolutely perfect for us, they even auctioned a car, took only 10% on top of the estimated value. We were getting 4000$ offers from dealers, they sold it for 9500$ if I remember well. Took 550$ and gave us 8950$....
Great people to deal with.... This may be an avenue for you to move your collection....
I know there are hacks and thieves and genrallly unsavory characters in the business, been in it myself!
We really only need to liquidate a very small portion of unwanted leftovers, and get the last trash cleaned out of five floors in two buildings.
Hard to say if enough antiques or valuables will be left for a good dealer or auctioneer.