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Coming into their 2-year anniversary under management of the Garth’s + Selkirk team,

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers in St. Louis started strong in 2017 with a series of

auctions satisfying the growing appetite for eclectic, gallery and specialty auctions in St.

Louis an...

Sarah Cunningham of Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers in St. Louis, MO examines a painting done by George Goodwin Kilbourne during the late 19th century. Kilbourne was very well-known for his interior genre scenes.

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March 11, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This weekend, St. Louisans will have the opportunity to own a piece of American Indian history dating back to the 1700s.  The Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers Gallery in the Central West End has been transformed to host the Auction of American...

In 1927 when René Jules Lalique released his Bacchantes vase, he was 67 years old and riding a wave of success that had lasted an impressive four decades. His eponymous glassworks, based in Alsace, France, had received extraordinary acclaim at the 1925 International Ex...

Tackling the field of pottery collecting in a two-page article is akin to filling a pool with a teacup. As broad a category as any, pottery generally refers to any object shaped from clay and dried (or fired) to fix the form. Humans have been creating functional (and f...

July 15, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -

George Washington once said: "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."  Tomorrow, you can try for yourself by being one of the highest bidders at Selkirk Gallery in the Central West End, an auction that includes presidential memorabil...

Back in 1997, Jeff Jeffers was a student at the Missouri Auction School. Now the CEO and principal auctioneer of Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers in St. Louis’ Central West End, is also an instructor at the school.

 

He said he enjoys watching the transformation studen...

March 2, 2016

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers’ Spring Eclectic Auction on Saturday, March 12, 2016, offers hundreds of reasons to emerge from hibernation and become energized to start a collection with fresh and imaginative items. There are many single items, pairs and groupings fr...

February 11, 2016

With a 1929 Steinway Model B grand piano as the first lot, Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers opened their Winter Gallery Auction on Saturday, January 23, 2016, with a resounding note – and applause. The Steinway, with restored ebony case, soundboard and bench, quickly s...

 

To an American auctioneer, the art of the sell is in the “chant.”

 

“I got 20. Gimme five. Gimme five more. Give me 25. Twenty-five there!”

 

The rat-a-tat chant, delivered rhythmically with a booming voice, feeds the tension in the room and gets the adrenaline flowing.

 

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