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Stefek’s Auctions Expands Services throughout Michigan
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Stefek’s Auctions, a full-service estate liquidation management company, is both innovating and growing despite challenging times for small businesses. They have kicked off 2021 with a schedule of innovative events and are opening a northern Michigan office.
A glance at the January events for Stefek’s shows the breadth of services the firm offers. Earlier this month they hosted an online estate sale featuring furniture, artwork, and accessories from their warehouse collection. This week they are hosting an online auction featuring an eclectic mixture of mid-century modern furniture, sculpture, and a unique collection of taxidermy. The week concludes with a two-day sale featuring the largest private tool collection in over 25 years.
Stefek’s is also opening a Northern Michigan office this winter to serve the Traverse City/Suttons Bay and surrounding areas with professional appraisals and consultations.
In 2020 Lori Stefek and her team addressed the pandemic by developing new safety protocols for their patrons and redesigned their in-person sales procedures. They also created online estate sales and conducted virtual appraisals when appropriate. They expanded their online auctions and increased the inventory one can purchase online through the Buy It Now section of their website.
Lori Stefek is a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). The CAPP designation is the highest level of professional recognition that can be achieved within the ISA. She also is a member of ISA Private Client Services.
Demand for her home consultation services has grown substantially as people prepare to sell or downsize. Stefek serves as a trusted consultant to the legal and wealth management community, servicing estates and trusts, providing appraisals for individual and high-net-worth clients, and handling of all phases of estate liquidation management.
All Stefek’s appraisal team members are USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant. Stefek’s team of appraisers hold degrees in art history and professional affiliations including membership and accreditation in the International Society of Appraisers as well as expertise in personal property evaluations and consignment management.
January 14, 2021 Stefek’s January Winter Furniture and Decor Auction
Showcases several mid-century pieces, fine art, taxidermy, swords, and a collection of decorative items. Featured are mid-century design includes pieces highlighted by a c.1950s-60s JBL Metregon speaker cabinet, a dining set and cabinet designed by Paul McCobb for the Connoisseur Collection, and a set of Edward Wormley for Dunbar nesting tables. Several bronzes after Frederic Remington will be on offer, including “Old Dragoons”, “Rattlesnake”, “Outlaw”, plus other bronze works by artists such as Martin Duque, Barbedienne, and anonymous artists. A collection of taxidermy from a Michigan estate will be available with a variety of animals such as water buffalo, African kudu, African gemsbok, Arctic Fox, and an impressive full body standing brown bear.
January 15-16, 2021 Tool Sale
This sale in Waterford features the best name brands include Snap-on, Senco, Bosch, Porter + Cable, Delta, Chicago Tool, Craftsman, Wilton, Ridgid, Hitachi, Stanley, Metabo, Bostitch, Nikota, Makita, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Record Power and Benjamin’s Best. Included are thousands of tools, including chop saw, belt sander, belt sander and disc, radial arm saw, drill presses, grinders, large vises, mini lathe on stand, old wood lathe, big shaper, band saws, table saw, router table, Bosch mitre saw, table band saw, spindle sander, router table, scroll saws, air compressor, circular saws, drills, jig saws and more. Details and photos will be posted online at stefeksauctions.com on January 12, with the location revealed on January 14.
Stefek’s Auctions’ offices and gallery are located at 20100 Cornillie Drive, Roseville, MI 48066. The office phone is (313) 881-1800. More information is available at stefeksauctions.com.