Live Auctions are FUN and FAST

Why would you want to auction your collections or loved furnishings and art work?  We get asked this question frequently.  Sellers have different needs, some are downsizing their lives while others are in major life changing events.

When inheriting a large amount of things it is hard to fit them into your home.  Take the time to try what will work and is the most important to you, then let go and be ready for them to enrich another’s home and bring joy to another family.

cropped-p18302831.jpg  Auctions bring out the best in people as you have surely seen in your community. When it’s time to raise money….. it’s time for an auction.

The time factor is where the auction method makes the most impact.  Needing to get items out of a home to sell  brings an urgency to get things done.  An auction meets these needs and brings about closure.

This is just one example as to WHY auction, there are many more reasons.  When it’s time for a change auction funds help make the transition so much easier.

Looking for Fun and Excitement? Live Auctions are Just THAT by Trinity Auction Gallery

SONY DSCWe are having a Live Auction this Saturday at Trinity Auction Gallery that will begin promptly at 6 PM CST.  Preview all items at the auction house @ 103 West Main Trinity, Texas 75862 starting at 10 AM and continuing till the auction is over.

We have theater style popcorn, candy bars, cokes, coffee and water at our snack bar for your convenience BUT we suggest you visit our local cafe (Country Cooking at it’s Best) to see their menu.

The sights (cool – neat – unusual items) , the sounds (pro auctioneer David Drake) and just an all around good time will be had.

It’s hard to put into words how exciting watching live bidders compete for these items, you just have to come see for yourself ….

See YOU Saturday!

Drake’s complete NAA Education Institute’s Graduate Personal Property Appraiser Designation


 Overland Park, Kan. – David & Elizabeth Drake, in Trinity, Texas have completed courses to receive the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute’s Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation. 

The GPPA program is designed to educate auctioneers on the responsibilities of appraisal.  Auctioneers who have the GPPA designation learn guidelines and regulations regarding the appraisal of property.  The GPPA designation requires the completion of thirty-five hours of classroom instruction and an appraisal report. The Drake’s attended this course in Las Vegas, Nevada in December of 2014 and have complete all course requirements.

David F Drake, GPPA Tx Lic# 16244 and Liz Drake, ATS, GPPA Tx Lic#16596 Professional Auctioneers – Personal Property Appraisers. Owners of Trinity Auction Gallery 103 West Main Trinity, Texas  ( Specializes in the sale of Firearms, Estates, Liquidations, Inventory Reduction, Government Liquidations, Personal Assets and Charity Auctions as well. Personal Property Appraisals with USPAP Compliance.

In addition to the GPPA, the NAA’s Education Institute offers designation for Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) as well as various certificate programs.

With more than 6,000 members from throughout the world, the National Auctioneers Association is the largest organization of its kind dedicated to promoting the auction method of marketing and competitive bidding industry. The organization was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan. For more information on the NAA and its programs, visit