About Us

About Cape Ann Auction

Cape Ann Auctioneer

Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

What we do…

About Cape Ann Auction: Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales is located at 82 Main St. in Historic Gloucester, MA. It is owned and operated by Walt Kolenda

Walt has been in the auction & antiques business since the late 1970s. He is a certified personal property appraiser and a licensed auctioneer. (MA license#2621)


Besides conducting Cape Ann Auctions, Walt Kolenda does charity and special event auctions. He also conducts Fundraiser Appraisal Days & Antique Talks & Estate Sales.

Whether you are an executor in charge of your parent’s estate, or an attorney looking for bids on a client’s personal property, Walt is happy to help.

There is never a charge for a professional assessment of your situation.  

Cape Ann Auction does everything from estate auctions to full house clean-outs.

Phone/Text  978-395-7077  or email us at:  walt@capeannauction.com

Cape Ann Auction is always looking to buy and sell:

  • estate merchandise
  • antiques
  • jewelry
  • gold & silver
  • coins
  • art
  • postcards
  • business closeouts
  • old toys
  • pop culture
  • collectibles
  • musical instruments
  • books
  • records
  • CDs & DVDs
  • old tools
  • lamps
  • antique hardware

Benefit from the knowledge of a professional who’s been in the business for many years.

I’m licensed, bonded auctioneer and certified appraiser. I’m familiar with expedited sales situations from business closeouts to antique estate liquidations.

Many in the auction business don’t want to deal with everyday, household items, but I travel all over New England finding the best markets for specific merchandise. 

If you’ve got enough quality merchandise, I’ll buy or consign the whole estate or business – That includes the good WITH the bad.

Trash is not a problem for us – At Cape Ann Auction, we don’t mind getting out hands dirty. We do complete broom-cleans of entire estates, attics, basements, garages and barns when necessary.

Give us a call for a free courteous assessment of your situation.

Thank You for your time

Walt Kolenda

Phone/Text  978-395-7077

Email: walt@capeannauction.com

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Catherine McDonough

    I have a friend that’s wanting to sell a lot of spa equipment, like new. It includes a Beyond brand professional grade tooth whitening system, a steam embrace professional steam cabinet, a portable Kenmore washing machine, among other various salon/spa items. Is there any need for that at your auction? Please email me back if so.

    1. auctionwally Post author

      I’m sorry, this is not a lot I’d be interested in. Thanks for reaching out. If I were your friend, I’d try craigslist.

      Thanks for reaching out!


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