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Our Email Subscribers Get Notified of All Estate Events First, As Well As Other Inside Info!

The only thing we won't sell, is your email.

Thanks for all the support as we transition to our new location at 

159 Maplewood Ave in Gloucester!

Get Ready for an Awesome February Auction!

Details Coming Soon!

You're Here to Buy Something - Or Sell Something...

It doesn't need to be more complicated than that! 

Cape Ann Auction

Estate Liquidation - Expert Downsizing - Certified Appraisals

Servicing Cape Ann & New England

1 Kondelin Rd. Ste G

Gloucester, MA 

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A Few Words From Our Customers

We have worked with Walt at Cape Ann Auctions for many years in estate management and sales. He is incredibly knowledgeable and kind, and, what seems to be a rarity in this field, is very honest and sincere in his business. If you are looking to move an estate of any size, Walt is your guy.

Luke & Caroline - Dogtown Books

The absolute best auction house in the area. Super nice and professional folks that know their stuff. Comfortable dealing with clients, retail customers, and resellers. Most important to me is they are well organized and facilities are clean which is sometimes a rarity. Take it from me you won’t find better in the greater Boston area.

Dustin Floyd

When a dear friend of mine passed away and as Executrix of her estate, I needed to clean out her apartment. I called on Walt who I happened to know. He was exceedingly kind and helpful to me in this endeavor. I would recommend him to anyone.

Suzanne Silvera

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Our Email Subscribers Get Notified of All Estate Events First, As Well As Other Inside Info!

The only thing we won't sell, is your email.

Direct Help for  Ukraine

You can give DIRECTLY to Ukrainians by purchasing their digital products on Etsy!   The $ goes directly to the seller! 

Click on the image below to make a purchase from my friend Oksana. She owns the Etsy Shop ToysGallery. She's a  woman with a family who has chosen to stay in Ukraine because she loves her homeland. 

Besides her digital products, she makes the loveliest knitted toys and gives many away to children in Ukraine. 


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The ONLY Thing We'll Never Sell is Your Email.

Sell Your Items

From Entire Estates and Curated Collections to Single Items - We Love to Buy!

For years we've helped people downsize, sell off collections and cash out valuable items.
Estate attorneys, bank officers, insurance adjusters, heirs, and collectors use us as an ongoing resource.
Cape Ann Auction offers a free assessment of your situation. If we can't help you ourselves, we'll do our best to steer you in the right direction. 
References provided upon request.

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No Collection is Too Big!

Points Added for The Unusual

Over the years we've purchased some pretty unusual and large collections!

We Buy Single Items As well

We are always looking for that special item

While we love to buy entire estate contents, we WILL buy those special items that fit our inventory.

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Select  Consignments

On Occasion We'll Take Items on Consignment

 We're happy to explain that option.

Certified Appraisals

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Attorneys, Estate Executors, Heirs,
Trust Officers, Adjusters

 You'll relax knowing you've attained a certified appraisal

from a qualified expert.

    Walt Kolenda offers competitive appraisal rates with over 40 years of experience to back up his work.

    Many appraisers only appraise, but when your items are evaluated by a seasoned buyer/seller, you'll receive an accurate appraisal report with the most efficient billing possible.

    That's Walt's appraisal methodology.

    Save the Planet One Vintage Item at a Time

    old things have no additional carbon footprint

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    If that's your thing, check us out there for exclusive sales

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