Wellington, Ohio Auctioneers Take the Time To Get It Right! When two prestigious New York auction houses dismiss a rare pocket watch due to its ""minimal value", two Ohio auctioneers discover its true history and value resulting in a $621,691.08 sales price.
piece deserved to be offered to the world market when presented for auction.
Research had further shown that with the connection to both Adolf Hitler, and Hermann Goering, Europe would be the most profitable location for the auction. Antiques and Estate Auctioneers then contacted a European expert in fine timepieces, and arranged to have the piece offered for sale in Geneva, Switzerland.
After meeting with the experts and arranging for the sale, John Farkas and Connie Rose subsequently traveled to Geneva, for the auction. The auction of this incredibly rare watch attracted an audience of collectors and bidders from around the globe.
The initial presale estimates for the watch were $365,000-$460,000, and the watch was sold to a European collector on May 14, 2006 for the staggering final price of $629,691.08 USD, including buyer’s premium.
Antiques and Estate Auctioneers now have a very happy client who had been told by the two major New York auction houses that the piece “did not appear to meet the $5,000 auction minimum”, and who now agrees that “bigger is not always better”.
While it is true that finding an item as exciting and as valuable as that one is quite rare, Antiques and Estate Auctioneers encourage you to contact them if you would like to take advantage of their expertise in research and marketing to maximize the final sale price of your antiques and collectibles.
They are located at 44777 St. Rt. 18 E. Wellington, OH 44090 which is their 10,000 sq. ft. building with newly built auction gallery featuring a state of the art 8' digital projection screen and custom gallery lighting. Their gallery auctions are fully cataloged and offer the action of live auction bidding, as well as incorporating a world wide audience of online Internet bidders, with full on line catalogs, which are professionally handled by Proxibid.com. More information is always available by visiting their website at www.estateauctioneers.com .
Antiques and Estate Auctioneers specialize in the sale of quality collections and estates. Their expert marketing techniques and research assures competitive prices resulting in today's market values. They are now accepting collections and consignments for the summer/fall auction schedule. They invite to enjoy their personal attention to detail, where you will never feel “lost in the shuffle.” Call John or Connie at 440-647-4007 for more information, and add your name to the growing list of extremely happy clients and customers.