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Auctioneers & Appraisers of fine arts & antiques since 1961

Services

Specialty Sales

For over 40 years Smith's has conducted hundreds of antique and art auctions. Our auctioneers and appraisers are well versed in many specialty fields including, American and European furniture, decorative arts, Oriental rugs, silver, porcelains, art glass, toys, folk art, paintings and prints, military and antique firearms as well as general household goods.

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Jewelry:  Several times a year we conduct auctions that feature fine estate jewelry. Contact our office if you wish to speak with a jewelry specialist.

Coins and Stamps: Our experts in these fields would be delighted to discuss your collection for one of our many sales that feature coins or stamps.

Toy Trains: Twice a year we conduct toy train auctions, featuring Lionel, American Flyer, and other makers. Our specialist has more than 30 years experience in the toy train market and would welcome your inquiries.

Books: Depending on the quality of your library we have several different methods of selling books. Our specialist would be happy to assist you.

 

Appraisals 

Auction NinjaWe offer online antique appraisal services. Click here to submit your fine antique for appraisal by Smith's experts.

Appraisals of Fine Antiques for Sale

We assist many law firms throughout New England with the evaluation of tangible personal property for Probate Courts and/or estate planning. We can appraise single items or complete estates. We always welcome photos for a general assessment, or as in most cases, we make house calls.

Our fees are very competitive, and in a case where a customer is inquiring about the value of an item they intend to have our firm sell, there would be no fees for what we refer to as an auction estimate.

Please email us or call us to discuss an appraisal of individual items or an estate. You may also follow the link below to submit an item for appraisal online.
 

On-Site Estate Antique Auctions

We specialize in on-site auctions. Click here to learn more about our tent sales and on-site estate sales.

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Smith's will supply all the necessary equipment and labor to conduct the auction including the tents, seating, platforms, tables, showcases, and lighting.

For over 40 years Smith's has conducted hundreds of antique and art auctions. Our auctioneers and appraisers are well versed in many specialty fields including, American and European furniture, decorative arts, Oriental rugs, silver, porcelains, art glass, toys, folk art, paintings and prints, military and antique firearms as well as general household goods.

The "on-site" auction is a term used when the auction is held on the grounds of an estate. It's an effective way to sell personal property, and our firm, having conducted over 600 in the last 40 years, has mastered the concept. 

The process begins with a consultation by a Smith representative. This person can advise you if it's feasible to conduct an on-site auction. Factors for consideration would be is there ample property for an auction i.e. space near the house for tents, and near-by parking for the buyers, is there enough merchandise both in quality and quantity to draw the buyers, and finally: will the town or city allow it? 

The auction setup generally happens a couple of days prior to the scheduled auction. Smith's will supply all the neccessy equipment and labor to conduct the auction including the tents, seating, platforms, tables, showcases, and lighting, along with the catering, restroom facilities, and appropriate insurances.

Smith's will supply all the necessary equipment and labor to conduct the auction including the tents, seating, platforms, tables, showcases, and lighting.The viewing generally begins at 8:30 am the morning of the auction. The items at this time are displayed under an exhibit tent. The public is usually not allowed in the house. By 10 am the sale begins, and over the next 5 hours some 400-500 lots will cross the auction block. By day's end the merchandise is purchased and trucked away and the grounds are cleaned and left as found. 

The on-site auction has become a nostalgic way to transfer ownership of personal property from one party to another, giving those attending a little more than just the items they buy.

 

Exceptional Estate Sales

Smith's Auction Gallery has a long history of exceptional estate sales, commanding excellent prices for oustanding items. We have the experience and expertise to successfully manage your estate sale, and we'd welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs in person. Please contact us to learn more.

Check out some of our past exceptional estate sales:

Richard W. Withington Collection

Charles Bronson Estate

Kaptain Kangaroo Estate