THE TOY CENTER CLOSING - Online Auction In Progress: Liquidating all remaining Merchandise Inventory & Collectibles, and all Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment! A Richmond Tradition since 1966, after 50 years in business the current owners are retiring! Name your price on everything remaining, including: Lionel Train Layout, Lionel Trains, Train Accessories, Antique German Railroad Oil Lantern, Antique Lionel Child's Stove, Goebels, Collectibles, Toys, Games, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals, Melissa & Doug Toys and Games, Dress Up Costumes, Barbies, Madame Alexander Dolls, Rugs, Cash Registers, Display Cabinets, Shelving, Fixtures & MORE! MUCH MORE!
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.