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
Upcoming Auctions from Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc.
Auction includes: Period and Quality Reproduction Furniture; Paintings, Prints and Artwork; 1993 Mercedes 300 CE, 1995 Ford Bronco, Antique and Collectible Firearms, Historic Paper and Maps, Estate Silver and Jewelry, Carpets, Stoneware and Pewter Steins, Porcelain, Rare Ticker Tape Machine, Collectibles and MORE
Starts on: Dec 14, 2023 5:00 PM ESTTimonium, MD, US4 days Left
Bidder Reviews for Richard Opfer Auctioneering, Inc. (265)
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Oct 20, 2023
Best to get multiple shipping quotes
Richard Opfer staff was great and helped to speed payment process. The shipping options offered had mixed results: Three out of four listed shippers responded to requests for shipping quotes. The best price came from UPS Store # 567. Thanks Richard!
Apr 13, 2023
Very responsive and professional
Went out of their way to provide additional photos with helpful, warm, and timely communication. Recommended shipping service was very reasonable. A very positive experience!
Apr 12, 2023
Very professional and easy auction house to work with. Well satisfied with my items.
Everything was as described. Really appreciated the ease of shipping! Thanks so much! Great transaction!
Feb 23, 2023
Excellent Auction Experience!
Richard Opfer Auctioneering was great to work with. The item descriptions and photos were accurate and they make it easy to arrange for shipping. If I could give them 6 stars I would! Absolutely no hesitation at all using their auction site in the future!
DavidSouth Bend, IN
Jan 18, 2023
Very helpful and flexible with shipping
Easy to work with on shipping. Was able to call and speak with a real person and deal in real, normal terms. They were flexible on timing and location. Shipping was done in house and very reasonably priced. Photos didn't show some dings in the thin silver of the dishes, but the tarnish hid that as well and I don't think there was anything "wrong" with the photos at all-just a normal risk of buying in online auction. Very happy with the whole process.
Jan 04, 2023
Very nice auction house
This was my first time purchasing from Richard Opfer Auctioneering and I look forward to purchasing from them in the future.
HarrySherman Oaks, CA
Oct 16, 2022
First Time Dealing With This Auction House
I found the staff to be helpful when I had a question post-auction. I wish they had in-house shipping available as an option. Shipping cost me more than the item. They have three outside shippers. Each provided a bid. I accepted one of the offers to ship. The items from a single lot were well packed. Over $85.00 to ship 4 Lalique crystal paperweights and a lucite display stand via UPS. This was from the shipper with the lowest bid. There was an approximate difference of about $35.00 from the lowest to the highest offer price to ship. Idea for the Live Auctioneers community; perhaps if an auction house offers in-house shipping and maintains a customer satisfaction score at 80 % or better, the auction firm would get an incentivized commission rate for the next quarter. Let's start writing to Live Auctioneers! Back to the auction. The Firm was very professional and the Lalique paperweights were accurately described. Thank you.
JoeNew York, NY
Oct 14, 2022
Seamless payment and shipping, one of the best auction house experiences I’ve ever had! I will absolutely be back in the future!
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