Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AUCTION SAT. Jan 31 @ 10 am

SATURDAY, January 31, 2015 @ 10am
606 Falmouth St, Warrenton, VA  20186

The Estate of Jenny Mallon who owned Aunt Rose Antiques and displayed her treasures in many shows will be offered in this auction.  Very unique items!
West Troy Pottery NY crock #2 w/blue; W.Nichols Po,keepsie jug with blue, Standing display case with twist legs, drop front Secretaries, dressers, adorned server, 6 signed Hitchcock chairs, drum tables, bamboo hall tree, mirrors, large victorian oval display wall case, rolltop oak desk, child rolltop desk, mahog pineapple post queen bed, oak DR table with end leaves w/6 chairs, tabletop display cabinets, brass tray tables, Maple hutch, set of 4 carved upholstered seat chairs, tea table, leathertop dropend coffee table, painted trash cans,
STERLING: Gorham "Rondo" 72pcs-Approx 74toz.  Pair Sterling wall sconces 
Cast iron door stops (1 Hubley), Johnson's Wax ad metal stand, Chesterfield metal sign, Turkish cigarettes wooden sign, Remodeling fur sign, framed Sealtest paper sign, Quilts, Metal floral stand, McCoy bookends and vases, ironstone bowl and pitcher, small birdcages, few books, Barbie NIB, misc jewelry/watches,
Tabletop and box lot choice sell first!
TERMS:  Cash,Check,CC    10% BP  
good food  Prompt removal please.
Shumate Auctions #788   540-229-7063

Thursday, January 22, 2015

News at 5pm

Yesterday, I went to Charlottesville to conduct Storage Auctions.  Cold day and I was kinda dreading the trip.  But the first sight had 5 units and they sold well, so the $ was nice.
The second site also had 5 units and they sold really nice $$.  PLUS, there was a bonus!!!
Channel 29/NBC was there to film for 5pm News! 
Here is the link if you always wondered if it was really like STORAGE WARS on A&E.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year 2015 !!!

Here we are making resolutions..probably same ones as last year...they are still good, right, not fulfilled, so why not keep passing them along?

Well, I have never been one for resolutions.  I look at 2014 and think Shumate Auctions didn't do so bad in those 12 months--40 events :
20 Auctions
7 Estate Tag Sales
12 Fundraisers
1 Online auction

So why make drastic changes?
In business, you have to keep evolving and changing for alot of reasons.
  • Keep up with the competition
  • Keep the audience attendance up
  • Fix and tweek everyday behind the scene issues
  • Keep working smarter not harder
  • Keep improving efforts for a better auction
  • Keep a public visual and be approachable
  • Continue to give back to the Community
  • Remember take a breath and find downtime
  • Be Yourself, no one else can

The New Year's Eve auction was GREAT.  I love the crowd and bidding was also GREAT.  I hope everyone enjoyed the social event of the year!

That auction was not only #20 for the year, but #142 since I started in 2003.   That averages almost 13 a year, which isn't bad since I didn't start on my own until August of 2003.

Back in 2011, I offered a Newsletter call the Auction Ear.   Well, I have decided to start it up again.  For your amusement, I have emailed Vol 2, Issue 1 to my email auction contacts.  If you did not receive one, email me and I will send it.  Copies will also be available at the January 17, 10AM auction.

Fauquiernow.com posted a nice interview about my business.  Fauquiernow.com