Alpha Estate & Auction Sales
1214 Meridian St - Huntsville, Alabama
knowledge and excellence to all of
our clients and customers! If you need a dentist, don't go to a foot
doctor! Hire the best in the business and get your monies worth.
Bob Baker, H.S.C.A.,
President & Gary Lee Knight, Vice
This web site is visited by approximately 4,000
or more viewers a month!
Don't find out you can't
have a sale in the house you just sold! Please call Alpha before
you list your home or sign a contract on your home to sell it in order to make
sure we can schedule a sale before the closing date. We stay very busy and
sometimes are booked for up to two months!
Christie and I wanted to
tell you that the Florence estate sale was the best
we ever attended in more than 20 years of going to
auctions and estate sales. We attended Thursday night.
When the fellow at the door said he would let 50 people
in at a time we thought it might be a hassle to work our
way around and get checked out efficiently. We were
happy to see you had a competent and attentive staff to
help answer questions, tote stuff to the garage and
load vehicles. Our only regret was running out of room
in our truck and money in our checking account!
Please keep us on your
mailing list as we plan on attending more of your estate
sales and auctions.
Jim and Christie Powers
Young Harris, GA
Presentation can be the core of a
successful sale. We have been known to completely rearrange a home to
display and merchandise items for the most sales appeal.
valuable items are placed in showcases and shown one at a time by our
attentive staff. We also offer our customers a carefully thought out
holding area and shopping baskets! CLICK
HERE FOR PRESENTATION PICTURES of past sales.
Our fee is collected only after the liquidation of the estate.
There are no up front cost to you and your check is in hand 14 working days after the close of the
sale. We can also relocate select items to sell them if after the
family has made their selection and there is not enough left to have an on
premise estate sale.
No worry with "what to do with" the higher end items
that didn't find a ready buyer. Rather than "give" them away, the
possibility is always there to consign them to
Lincoln Center Antiques.
Left over odds and ends are donated to your favorite charity. We even vacuum
the house and do a light cleaning before we turn the key over to the owner!
In order to obtain the highest revenue for our clients, some
select items may be offered through Internet connections or to regional, and in some
cases, international auction houses.
video of Bob explaining some of the finer points of what Alpha can do
and will do for you.
One of Huntsville's oldest personal property liquidation
services. We handle it all: used furniture, antiques, fine art, furnishings,
accessories and collectibles. With our hands on history of retail
antiques & appraisals (since 1970) and collectibles, there is less chance of
valuable items ending up in an "auction box lot".
We are licensed by the City of
Huntsville, as required by law to operate a retail establishment in the city
as well as the county. We are insured and bonded. Our business
We do not put your items up for
auction on the Internet and take the chance on giving them away as people
want to see and touch many items to make sure they are in good condition and
will not bid on them if they can't. We present the best scenario for
your personal property and get the highest price.
We work closely & professionally
with all phases of estate settlements, including attorneys, administrators,
legal guardians, power of attorneys & legal heirs. Every estate
settlement is unique. Alpha endeavors to efficiently bring to a close
the complex process of disposing of personal property.
We take the time
to sort, price and mark your items with the expertise only years of accumulated knowledge
can bring. No matter the reason: if you are down sizing, moving or liquidating the
personal property of a loved one, we will be there to make your job easier.
Bob Baker, a founding member of the
Heritage Society of
Certified Appraisers, brings to you quality and service with
fourty two years of
experience in antique sales and management. His partner, Gary Lee Knight,
offers 36 years of experience and training in the collectible field as well as
organizational skills beyond belief! Gary now has been with Alpha for
over 15 years! Our already excellent service couldn't be any better! We have a
staff of 6 to 8 professionals who work with us on each sale.
GALLERY to read what some of our clients
have written about us! Click
for photo of our historic building where we hold our estate auctions on a
regular basis. Click here for frequently asked
- Once we have sorted and priced
all of the items, a
day on premise sale is held to liquidate the estate. Our fair pricing
(supported by current market values) and
discounting structure guarantees you the highest dollar value for all of your items.
Pricing is critical in the success of any sale and our experience in the
field of liquidation is invaluable in finding the "right" price
for your items to reasonably sell for. Our loyal clients know us for
our service and quality client care.
Click here for letters from
several of our past clients.
- If warranted for certain
properties, we have our popular "Early Bird Sale" the Thursday
night before we open our regular sales on Friday!
We will consider any job offered. We are professionals all
the way. Our training, experience and knowledge will tell you that!
We examine every item.
Our current estate sale and auction staff:
Bob Baker, Gary Knight, Arecia Jones, Paulette Lynch, Morgan Lynch, Spencer
Glasgow, Marilyn Glasgow, Daniel Weldon, Billy Blankenship and Criss Ashwell.
This is our full time profession, not just a part time
Choose Alpha - because you have
better things to do.
New Auction Service!
here for information on our last auction!
here for information on our upcoming auctions!
As many of
you may not know, Gary has successfully passed the rigid testing by the State of
Alabama and received his license to be a professional auctioneer! As part of
this process he had to apprentice for one full year working under the
sponsorship of a licensed working auctioneer and have billing on 5 complete
auctions. Spencer Glasgow agreed to act as Gary's sponsor and we thank
him. Spencer will still be working with us on all of our future auction
events, as time permits.
In mid April
of 2003 Alpha Estate & Auction Sales held their first
auction, selling the personal property located at Force Drive NW.
range plans include offering approximately 2 premier estate auctions a year,
either on premise or relocating the personal property to our new heated and
cooled facility which
will be located at 1212 Meridian Street. This convenient in town location
will offer over 2,500 square feet of display as well as seating area and free off
street parking. Easy access to I565 and downtown Huntsville.
Plans include offering a one day preview of items to be sold and posting
photographs of many items on this web site. By inaugurating this new
service, Alpha will be able to offer clients more options on disposal of
complete or partial estates and downsizing plans. We are very excited
about being able to offer our past and future clients a more complete service to
dispose of unwanted quality used furnishings, antiques and collectibles.
main focus will still be holding on-premise estate sales we are currently noted
the full service you've come to expect.
We're in the
business of good service.
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