Walnut Creek researches every single item in any estate that appears to have any value. Sharing the history or background of a piece prior to selling it fascinates our buyers and they pay more for those collectibles and antiques because they know its history or function. That's why we focus on the "value research" we conduct on executive estate inventory while other auctioneers tend to "just sell it". After four decades of auctioneering, we can distinguish between high value contents to lower value contents…and if we're going to spend our time conducting research, we feel our findings should result in a benefit to our sellers. That's why we focus on executive estates, using one or more of our sales dispersal methods, including international broadcast auctions when needed.