Company History Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC was founded in 1994 by John and Lisa Whitworth as a custom travel business conducting antiquity digs and recovery tours throughout Europe. With an appreciation for world culture and an appetite for collecting, the company quickly evolved into a full service antiquities and real estate auction business. Affiliated is licensed to conduct auction and real estate business throughout Florida and Georgia. In addition to floor bidding, all Affiliated auctions are sold to a worldwide audience through mail, absentee, phone and internet bidding. Enjoying the success of most early pioneers of Internet commerce, John reinvested in talent. Newly acquired experts under his skilled leadership fueled expansive growth across many collecting fields. From ancient artifacts, to modern sports memorabilia, coins, firearms, jewelry, art, toys, furniture, glass, pottery, silver and military items spanning a thousand years have been harvested and sold at Affiliated. Located in Tallahassee, Affiliated is just 2 miles from Florida's Capital Area, which in addition to the State Capital, is home to the Senate, House of Representatives and Florida Supreme Court. Affiliated owns the gallery building and the surrounding shopping center, providing ample parking, lot security, as well as convenient loading. The Affiliated Team prides itself in providing a "small town" feel when conducting auctions. John believes the "little things make the difference". Complimentary food and beverages, the ability to pay and pick up while the auction is in progress, help loading your car, taking time to educate new bidders and welcoming children to participate are all part of what makes an Affiliated auction special.