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What’s the most unusual item you have sold at auction?


As Auctioneers, we get asked this question frequently, and it is a fun question to contemplate.  In the news now is an item that “takes the cake”.  The London (AP) is reporting today that a piece of five-layer cake from Charles and Di’s royal wedding 40-years earlier is up for auction.  Although it is an opulent slice, it ranks with one of the world’s most unusual auction items.

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The National Auctioneers Association Meeting Brings Together a Family | GRS Auctions

NAA Auction hall of fame

Being a member of the auction family is a blessing and learning from each other and the amazing programs produced at the convention is a value that is hard to calculate.  NAA Auctioneers are professionals constantly honing their craft through education, networking, technology, and selling.  

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As permanent business closures pick up, local auctioneer shares tips for closing or downsizing.

Nancy Cripe, president of GRS Auction Liquidation & Strategy

By Lea Konczal  – Data Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal
May 20, 2020, 2:19pm EDT

We asked Nancy Cripe, president of GRS Auction Liquidation & Strategy, for liquidation tips. Cripe serves on the recently-formed St. Louis Small Business Task Force, and was the winner of the St. Louis Business Journal's first Catapult Competition in 2016.

St. Louis Small Business Task Force


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GRS Appraisal and Auction Markets Assets Nationwide for Aviation Company


A company was recently acquired by a larger organization; excess warehouse space and inventory was to be reduced. A thorough review of the assets and location, resulted in a 30-day plan to liquidate a large warehouse loaded with fork lifts, racking, equipment, aluminum bar stock, leather hides, exotic wood, flooring, downdraft tables, aircraft supplies and tools, finally leaving the building broom clean.

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