We handle the liquidation of over 100 estates a year here in the Denver and Colorado Front Range Area. Most of the items from these estates end up being sold at Public Auction, either onsite or at our Eaton Auction Center in Downtown Eaton, Colorado. Some of the estates we handle are more memorable than others. We have recently been hired to liquidate an estate I am sure we will all remember for some time.
Long time Denver resident Dr. Lawrence M. Robertson passed away unexpectedly recently. The Personal Representative of his estate hired us to liquidate all his personal property on VERY SHORT NOTICE! Dr. Robertson was well known in Denver, Colorado and the surrounding states. Not only was he a Neurosurgeon but he was also a US Navy Commander, Electrical Engineer and Law School Graduate. In his spare time he loved building model aircraft and adding to his huge model railroading collection. I never was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Robertson but I am sure he was a very interesting man. We learn about people as we sort through their personal belongings in preparation for an estate sale or auction.
Dr. Robertson’s Estate includes some wonderful merchandise. There are some great old family antiques including an original Maria pot, Kachina dolls, a rare 1860 US Calvary Civil War sword with the original belt & brass eagle belt buckle, antique furniture, artwork, new and like new tools, antique medical instruments, over 100 model airplanes, over 1000 scale model train items, medical, law and other books, laboratory items and tons more. Visit www.whitleyauction.com to see the complete details and all the items in this auction. Check out some of these items in the slide show below.
Dr. Robertson’s office was located at 1635 Gilpin in the Capital Hill area of Denver. Due to an extreme lack of parking, we will be selling all of his possessions at an internet only auction. This is just like a live auction except there is no auctioneer and all the bidding takes place over the internet. The auction items will all be posted online so anyone can view the items and place his or her best bids. At 1:10 PM on Saturday, September 27, 2008 the auction will start to close with lot number one. Each successive item will close every thirty seconds until all the items are sold.
If you have bid on eBay before then you will have no problem bidding here. We even make it easier to make sure you win. There is an auto-extend feature that extends the closing time on any item that receives a bid in the last five minutes of the bidding. This feature keeps extending the item’s ending time until no more bids are received. This helps to prevent last second sniping. Many times more than 50% of the bids come in during this extended bidding time. Of course, you can always just leave your best bid beforehand and not watch the closing. Learn about this auction at our auction website, www.whitleyauction.com.
Make sure and check out all of Dr. Robertson’s items. It is interesting what you can learn about a person from the possessions they had. If you are handling an estate or downsizing, feel free to contact us for free advice. Most people only handle one estate in their life. We have handled thousands and can surely help you with what seems to be an overwhelming task.