Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.

Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.
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Proven leader in the Antiques, Estates, Real Estate and Collectibles Industry! * Recognized Authority in the Toy and Collectibles Industry * Full Service Auctioneering Firm Since 1970 * Selling to and Consignee for Major Institutions, Collectors, and the General Public * Consultation and Appraisal Services * Collection Management Services * Unmarked Personal Property Marketing * Real Estate and Business Liquidation Services Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc. has met the needs of both buyer and seller with an unmatched reputation for honesty and integrity, complemented by unequaled service and expertise. We've gained our customers' trust and confidence by combining all these qualities into one simple philosophy: work harder than anyone else in the business. The results have made us one of the industry's leaders. At Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc., we put the industry-wide recognized advantages of the "auction method" to work for you. The established, systematic, proven selling strategy is a time-tested procedure for success, outperforming any other marketing approach. Under the auction method, your commodity will realize its highest economic value - meaning the highest profits for you. A full slate of auctions is held throughout the year in our spacious Timonium, Maryland gallery, just minutes from the Baltimore Beltway. From one item to an entire collection, Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc., consistently maximizes consignor return - and satisfaction. Call us today, and put the Opfer Auctioneering Advantage to work for you. RICHARD OPFER EDUCATION: * The Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana, 1972 * New York University, Certificate of Intensified Appraisal Studies, 1990 * Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), 1986 (Received top honors) EXPERIENCE: * Involved in the antique business and conducting auction sales since 1970. * Conducts over 100 real estate, antique, and personal property auctions per year as Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc. * Attends numerous auctions, antique shows and related events each year, to keep abreast of current market and replacement values. * Testified before the District Court as an expert witness and qualified appraiser. * Served as consultant at Mint and Boxed Toy Auction for Christies, New York. Held the following auctions as Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc. or served as primary auctioneer for: * The Estate of Eugene Sussel * The Collection of Roger Steckler (Pocket Mirrors and Tip Trays) * The Estate of Robert McCauley (Swords & Weapons, Indian Items, Antiques) * The Estate of Robert Brocksbank (Black Americana) * The Advertising Collection of Phil & Karol Atkinson * The Collection of Albert Hendler (Cap Guns & Advertising) * The Mahopac Farm Museum Auction * The Cloisters' Children's Museum (Antiques & Fine Art) * The Detroit Antique Toy Museum * The Charles Duff Mechanical Bank and Toy Estate * The Legendary Collection of George Haney (Advertising and Toys) * The Bill Norman Collection of Mechanical Banks * The Tom Anderson Collection (Toys and Folk Art) * The Gottschalk Collection of Automobilia * The Larry Schafle Collection (Toys, Folk Art, Indian Items) * The Jimmy Friedman Collection (Comic Character Toys) * The Edgar and Donna Orchard Collection (Black Americana) Community Activities and Fund Raisers Presides regularly over many charity auctions, including: * American Lung Association * United Cerebral Palsy * American Cancer Society * Homeless Charities * Children's Charities * Conservation Organizations * Various local schools and academies PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: * National Auctioneers Association (NAA) * Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) * Maryland Auctioneers Association * Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association * Licensed in Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and Pennsylvania
 

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Eugene
Bedford Hills, NY

Jun 22, 2022
Great Experience
Knows what they're doing, delivers what they promise.
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19th Century Peter Timmes & Sons Cast Iron Garden Bench

Dmitri
Wilmington, DE

Jun 20, 2022
Everything is just best!
Everything is just best!
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Early 1869 Wedgwood Aesthetic Movement Japonesque Porcelain Tea Cup & Saucer

Spencer
Merion Station, PA

Jun 17, 2022
Rick Opfer
I know Rick going on close to 40 years now and I have bought a good deal of things through his auction Company. When I moved to the Eastern shore in MD I helped the owner of the house I was purchasing with her Estate (her husband had passed away and the house was too large for her to handle) I contacted Rick (I hope he remembers) Rick was professional he did a fine job selling for thie Estate and he even sent me an unexpected surprise “thank you” check as I helped load up the items when they came to the house for the consignment. For me that sealed the deal in terms of finding Rick fair and considerate. I expected nothing and Rick appreciated the consignment. I had only known Rick for a few years back then but he has continually been fair and responsible and he gets some great antiques and Art that he offers at Opfer Auctioneering.
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Nicole
Gowanda, NY

Jun 16, 2022
Honest and friendly
I will definitely buy from here again. Great customer service and answered all my questions.
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1920's Art Deco Slip Shade Chandelier Attr. to Moe-Bridges

Janice
Lynchburg, VA

Jun 02, 2022
Fred Parks is GREAT!
These items were from Fred Parks antiques, sold through Richard Opfer. Can't say enough good things about how Fred handled his sale. Very positive guy. At 5:00, we were running late to pick up at warehouse, called, and he said "I'll stay here til 9pm if you need me to." Wow. Once there, he helped pack up glass items and gave us a large plastic, reusable box. Everything we won was just as described or better.
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Renaissance Revival Carved Mahogany and Tapestry Tri fold Screen

Stuart
Owings Mills, MD

Apr 03, 2022
Professional, experienced, knowledgeable
Professional, experienced, knowledgeable
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Hai
Flushing, NY

Oct 14, 2021
All good!
All good!
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PUG DOG CANE

Timothy
Meadowbrook, PA

Oct 01, 2021
Smooth process for shipping
The auction hands off to a third-party shipper, who did a fine job at a reasonable price.
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MANDALAY BURMAH SILVER BOWL

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