News-Antique.com - Dec 21,2010 - The American people like a good auction, and the media is catching on. The success of the A & E program “Storage Wars”, Barret-Jackson's automobile television auction events, and Discovery's “Auction Kings” prove the people are noting the benefits – entertainment and financial – of the auction industry.
On New Year's Day, local auctioneer Andrew Turner is hosting his first solo auction at the Masonic Temple: 8640 Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri. Furniture, collectibles, historic items and more will be up for bid Saturday, January 1, 2011 with the auction beginning at 11:00 a.m. and preview available after 10:00 a.m.
“So many people have come into my shop with questions about consigning,” said Turner. “I decided to host a live auction event.” Turner owns and operates “Junque” , a small shop located at 232 W. 75th Street in Kansas City, MO – a storefront space in the locally famous Waldo Antique Center on 75th Street at Wornall Road. A graduate of Missouri Auction School, Turner is also in-house auctioneer for Manion's International in Kansas City, Kansas and offers estate sale and auction services to the Kansas City metro area.
“People ought to be able to drag themselves out of the sack by 11:00 on New Year's Day, don't you think?” he asked. “Well, probably not everyone I know . . . but we're expecting quite a turnout. ” Consignment is still coming in, so Turner advises those interested to visit www.kctagsale.com soon for photos and video of auction items.
“So far we have quite a bit of quality furniture, primitive antiques, a few Native American items, home stereo components and other electronics, photography equipment, a number of framed pieces of artwork, and numerous collectible items: militaria, political, antique toys, porcelain, art glass and a lot of other stuff I am forgetting at the moment,” Turner said. “The website will have photos and video by the end of the week.”
“I plan to have a consignment auction at least once a month,” said Turner. “We can also do an onsite auction in a home or office if a quantity of material is available.” In addition, Turner is available for non-profit auctions. “I'm happy to donate my time for a good cause,” he said. “We also offer estate cleanout services to family members and estate executives, real estate and banking professionals, as well as other estate sale and auction companies. For more information visit the website: www.kctagsale.com or call 816.786.7091.