Don Presley Auctions to relaunch at new So. Calif. venue, March 2

Very finely handwoven 19th-century Flemish tapestry, 65 inches high x 62 inches wide. Estimate $6,000-$7,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

Very finely handwoven 19th-century Flemish tapestry, 65 inches high x 62 inches wide. Estimate $6,000-$7,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Don Presley Auctions is back with a new Southern California venue and a grand opening auction scheduled for Sunday, March 2, beginning at noon Pacific Time.

Don Presley Auctions has taken space at South Coast Auction, 2202 S. Main St. in Santa Ana, CA 92707. The new location will enable auctioneer Presley to conduct monthly auctions with live in-house bidding and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

Presley reflected on his yearlong hiatus and the change of venue.

“We had some of the best auctions in Southern California, and I am so grateful to my loyal customers who made it all possible. At the same time I am both excited and relieved to be able to get down to business without the weight of dealing with the ever-increasing municipal government’s restrictions and costly code renovations we faced at our previous location in Orange (Calif.),” said Presley. “We’ve always had an abundance of outstanding merchandise to offer, and that will not change. The only thing that is changing is our location.”

Presley added: “We’re grateful to all who have helped us create some great memories at our former location in Orange. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the South Coast Auction location in Santa Ana,” he said.

Don Presley Auctions will hold about 12 live in-house auctions per year, concentrating on high-end antiques and collectibles. These sales will be complemented by Internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

Presley’s grand opening auction will feature an abundance of fine antiques, including Meissen, Limoges, Sevres, Royal Vienna and Berlin KPM porcelain; Baccarat, Moser and Galle glass; carved jade and other Chinese items; French clocks, bronze figures and two 19th-century Flemish tapestries.

“That’s what I’m interested in – superior-quality antiques that are in demand with collectors all over the world want. I’m going to concentrate on what I have always done, and that is to offer folks the opportunity to bid on bargains from around the world, on hard-to-find, fresh-to-the-market antiques and collectibles,” Presley said.

He said one thing that will never change is his dedication to his clients. “To me, the customer has always come first,” said Presley. The popular auction company has also built a reputation for assisting charities with their fundraising projects. It is something that will continue to be an integral part of the company’s mission, Presley said.

South Coast Auction, owned by Billy Humphries and Les Taylor, and has held auctions at the Santa Ana location every Wednesday for 37 years. South Coast Auction offers around 60,000 square feet of auction space situated on more than three acres in the historical section of South Main Street in Santa Ana. Although Presley will be operating Don Presley Auction as a separate entity, he and Humphries will be working together.

“I’ve known Billy over 45 years. He sells general merchandise, high-end antiques, collectibles, etc. It could be appliances, pianos, cars, office and restaurant equipment; new inventory – you name it, he sells it. This arrangement is going to broaden the scope of items I can accept for my Wednesday auctions. I can see it working out very well for both of us.”

Don Presley’s website, contact phone number and email remain the same. For updates and auction details visit the website where upcoming sales will be posted in detail: www.donpresley.com. For information on any item in Presley’s March 2 auction, tel. 714-633-2437 or email info@donpresley.com.

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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Very finely handwoven 19th-century Flemish tapestry, 65 inches high x 62 inches wide. Estimate $6,000-$7,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

Very finely handwoven 19th-century Flemish tapestry, 65 inches high x 62 inches wide. Estimate $6,000-$7,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

Berlin KPM plaque, 19th century, 7 inches x 5 inches, porcelain plaque only, scepter and KPM mark. Estimate $4,000-$5,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

Berlin KPM plaque, 19th century, 7 inches x 5 inches, porcelain plaque only, scepter and KPM mark. Estimate $4,000-$5,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

Fine 19th-century ormolu mounted desk by Francois Linke, 46 inches long x 29 inches wide x 30 inches high. Estimate $7,000-$9,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

Fine 19th-century ormolu mounted desk by Francois Linke, 46 inches long x 29 inches wide x 30 inches high. Estimate $7,000-$9,000. Don Presley Auctions image.

A 19th-century ormolu mounted marble clock, 17 inches. Estimate $1,000-$1,500. Don Presley Auctions image.

A 19th-century ormolu mounted marble clock, 17 inches. Estimate $1,000-$1,500. Don Presley Auctions image.

Meissen figure of a napping lady, circa 1870, crossed-swords marks and incised numbers, 7 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Don Presley Auctions image.

Meissen figure of a napping lady, circa 1870, crossed-swords marks and incised numbers, 7 1/2 inches high. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Don Presley Auctions image.