Highlights Include: GIA Certified 8.41ct Tanzanite Platinum Ring, Chanel Black Bowling Bag, 6.07ctw Aquamarine Platinum Dangle Earrings, Fresh Water Pearl Necklace, Pablo Picasso Untitled No 12 Limited Edition Lithograph, 1.49ctw Diamond 14K White Gold Earrings, Cartier Pasha C GMT Longitudinal Wristwatch, 12.66ctw Emerald Silver Bracelet, Bronze Statues, 8.64ctw Oval Mystic Quartz and 0.70ctw Topaz Bracelet
It is important to have realistic expectations when attending a government car auction. While you can find some good bargains, you are not going to find a brand new BMW for $100.00. Government auctions sell both fleet cars and vehicles that have been impounded by government agencies. The conditions of these vehicles can range from great to not running. Set your expectations and budget realistically.
We were in the process of downsizing when a friend attended a program by Mr. Will Farmer on appraising, auctions and today’s styles and trends. She relayed that our mid-century modern furniture was back in vogue. We were familiar with the Farmer name from Antiques Roadshow, but knew little about the auction business. We showed Will Farmer, now owner of the business, photographs of our furniture and he was interested. He came to our home, looked at the furniture, described the auction process and carefully reviewed the contract we would sign. From start to finish the entire process was very professional. The Salem, Virginia gallery is spacious and well organized with plenty of parking. The entire staff is very friendly and courteous. The movers were very nice and careful. We were kept informed at every step. We were given a possible range of prices each item might bring, but no promises were made. Auction day was fascinating and fun. Some items brought more than expected and some less. In the end it was a wonderful experience and one we would not hesitate to do again.